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Francis, William Willoughby, 1878-
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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.

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Letter to William Willoughby Francis, September 25, 1914

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, From the Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Sends him a couple of "Books and Men" snippets. Details about the tribulations of finding a place for the hospital for the Canadian Contingent. They have been given a Convalescent Home near Folkestone. Armour is in charge. Mentions that there is nothing he could get in connection with it. Details on the beds available. Medically, everything is at standstill, but the recruiting is going on actively. The country is hopeful. Revere joins the Training Corps in October. Asks him what he found about the Canada Life Annuity. Financial advice. Love to Muriel's children. Civilities.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

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, 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

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, October 30, 1917

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Had good account from him from Colin Russel. They are busy. The ache in the heart is very heavy. He cannot bear to look at Revere's books. He has the trust arranged at the Toronto General Trust Co. Gives him financial advice. Love to Archie. Hopes the latter got the Lancet with the reference in the Harveain Oration to Finch and Baines.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, June 14, 1918

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. (Postcard). Sends him a book on the Stars by Arrhenius. News from Norman Gwyn. The house is full. Asks him to tell Malloch that he got the edition principal of Copernicus,1543.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, June 22, 1918

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. His Arrhenius book is delayed. Rhea has visited them. Approves Francis not accepting the Museum berth. Compliments on his work. Asks him if he wants him to write to the D.M.S. Will write to Elder. Asks him to tell Malloch that he has sent his postcard with the Mars Longa to the Lancet. Grace had a letter from Jim.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, July 11, 1918

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Thanks for the birthday greetings. Reflections on his age, on how the time flies. He is thankful to be so well and for many things. He is writing to Elder. Approves W.W. Francis to stay at No.3 Canadian Hospital. Details about the book of astronomy he will send him. Busy. Good comments on Hunter Robb. Love to Malloch.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

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