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Francis, William Willoughby, 1878-
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Edmund Evan Simpson Fonds

  • CA OSLER P058
  • Fonds
  • 1942 - 1964

Fonds contains the correspondence between Dr. Edmund Evan Simpson and the Osler Library Librarians, W.W. Francis and Cecile Desbarats, from 1942 to 1964. The fonds contains 21 letters, original and copies.

Simpson, Edmund E.

Isabelle T. Anderson Collection

  • CA OSLER P050
  • Collection
  • 1946-1959

The collection contains W.W. Francis memorabilia: an obituary notice, reprints with notes from W.W. Francis to Miss Anderson, a copy of a photograph of Francis with Osler, a program of an annual meeting of the Medical Library Association and a letter from Francis to Miss Anderson.

Anderson, Isabelle T. (Isabelle Thoburn), 1905-1971

Kelen Family Fonds

  • CA OSLER P193
  • Fonds
  • 1676-2004

The fonds consists of books, letters, documents, drafts, publications, photographs, and several artifacts collected by W. W. Francis and Marian Francis Kelen over the course of their lifetimes. Many books and documents relate to Sir William Osler and the Osler family including several personal letters, the Deed of Trust documents regarding the Bibliotheca Osleriana, drafts of Osler's works, and a wooden travelling trunk that belonged to Edward Revere Osler. The fonds also includes original poetry written by Marian Osborne, W. W. Francis, and Marian Francis Kelen.

Kelen family

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, April 12, 1916

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Asks for news of the work. Meakins was talking of him yesterday. The latter is happy at Mt. Vernon. He and Cotton will get a great deal out of their experience. News from Beatrice and Gwendolyn. Maizie may come over with Harry. All well here. Revere is expecting notice to go to Newcastle for training. Osler would have preferred him to go to Exeter. Joan McKenzie and Douglas Fishkin are beaming. Mentions that he is on the Welsh University Royal Commission, and will have a job in settling the new medical school at Cardiff. Asks him when he is coming. P.S. Asks him to look after Archibald Malloch.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, April 24, 1918

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, The Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth, Devon, England. Sorry that he has not been well. They are at a splendid place. Will visit May on their way back. Details about the case of Charles Bath, Mrs. Osborne's son. News from Beatrice Francis and Gwendolyn Francis Andras. Hopes that Jim Francis will be fine. Mentions that it would do good to have Phoebe Wright assigned as his nurse. Jokes about his heart and on Venus devoted to Mars. The catalogue work is progressing. Explains that he wants the B. literaria to be very strong.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, August 23, 1918

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Gordon Holmes wrote a nice letter urging that W.W. Francis should have a transfer to England. Hopes it can be arranged. He has written to Chisholm. Mentions their holiday in Lyme Regis. They are now enjoying a little peace at home. Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Osborne's daughter, has had a little girl. Civilities.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, August 26, 1918

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. (Postcard). His Arrhenius books on the Stars has come. Asks him when he expects to come.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, August 31, 1917

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. They must be brave. It is a comfort to know that Cushing was with Revere. Knew all along that it would happen. Compassion for Grace. Greetings to all and to Malloch particularly.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, December 21, 1916

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Sends him for Christmas Galen's Natural Faculties. Mentions his bronchitis. Hopes that they received cigars and others in time for the mess. Asks him to let him know. News of Revere. Asks him to go see Norman Gwyn, as he is worried about him. John McCrae could also go. Gwyn has had an enteric infection and malaria. Mentions that he has not seen May Osborne. Francis Gwyn is at Bramshott. Hopes Jones will be in the saddle next week. Civilities.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

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