Cushing's notes on Osler's activities as a Curator of the Bodleian Library at Oxford. Shortly after Osler became Curator, the missing first folio of Shakespeare, the Turbutt Shakespeare, turned up. Cushing describes Osler's efforts to secure the folio for the Library. Includes handwritten manuscript notes.
Letter to William Osler from E. W. B. Nicholson, 2 Canterbury Road, Oxford, England. Notes from books: "Inserted in Pietas Oxoniensis in Memory of Sir Thomas Bodley, Knt." Nicholson describes his antagonistic relationship with the Vice Chancellor of the Bodleian Library. He claims that his health worsened when the board of Curators did not allow him to attend their catalogue revision meeting. He sends Osler, who is traveling through Europe, a Staff Kalendar and information on the Radcliffe Library.
Letter to William Osler from T. W. Jackson, 8 Bradmore Road, Oxford, England. Notes from books: "Inserted in Pietas Oxoniensis in Memory of Sir Thomas Bodley, Knt." Jackson heard from an informant that E.W.B. Nicholson, the Bodleian Librarian, was roaming the streets, displaying abnormal behaviour, unfit to be unattended. Jackson asks for Osler's help in the matter.
Osler's notes on "Bodley Investigation by Curators of Nicholson's behaviour." Detailed notes on E.W.B. Nicholson's fate as Librarian at the Bodleian Library from November 22, 1911 until June 1, 1912. Nicholson died on March 17, 1912.
Letter from Mrs. Charles Joseph Signer. Mrs. Singer writes of her annual donation of £100 to the Bodleian Library at Oxford to buy books on the History of Science, including Medicine. She offers some suggestions for necessary improvements to the facilities of the Library.
Letter to E.W.B. Nicholson from C. B. Heberden, Brasenose College, Oxford, England. Heberden informs Nicholson that the Curators of the Bodleian Library have been considering the difficulties created by the state of Nicholson's health. They recognize Nicholson's devotion to the Library, but they feel that due to his prolonged absences, the Library is suffering. Furthermore, the Curators do not feel that Nicholson's health allows him to carry out completely the arduous duties of the Librarian. Additional notes by Osler describing the awkward moment when Nicholson walked into the meeting of the Curators as they were discussing his fate at the Library. Osler's opinion is that Nicholson is rapidly returning back to full work, but that his health could deteriorate at any time.