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Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
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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.

Kelen family

George Eli Armstrong Fonds

  • CA MUA MG2024
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1933

Fonds primarily documents Armstrong’s social life. They consist overwhelmingly of correspondence for the period 1909-1933. Letters from his professional colleagues, such as Sir William Osler, F.J. Shepard, Edward Archibald, William J. Mayo and others in the Mayo Clinic, are concerned largely with personal greetings, association memberships, or Medical Faculty business, particularly honorary degrees. Armstrong's non-medical correspondents include Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Atholstan, Sir Hugh Allan, Arthur Meighen, George Foster and Herbert Symonds. Topics include politics, Armstrong's war work and honours, some medicals matters, and personal news. Appended to this main series are obituaries and letters of sympathy to Armstrong's widow (1933), six photographs, including one of Armstrong in an operating room, and admission cards and diplomas from Armstrong's student years.

Armstrong, George Eli, 1854-1933

Harvey Cushing Fonds

  • CA OSLER P417
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1925; predominantly 1920-1924

The fonds contains original and typescript letters, manuscript notes, newspaper clippings, journal extracts, reminiscences and more, assembled by Harvey Cushing chiefly between 1920 and 1924 during the course of his research for the biography of William Osler. For the biography, Cushing collected and retyped over 7500 pieces of Osler's correspondence, among which are some original letters.

The fonds is separated into three series: Manuscripts, Working Notes and Osler's Correspondence. It also contains photographs, annual reports, publications, clippings, one watercolor painting, one postcard. Osler's correspondence is further arranged in three subseries based chronologically.

Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939

Letter to William Osler, 1865

Letter to William Osler from Ellen Osler, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. The Oslers' Dundas home has been full of visitors. Ellen Osler writes of D.M. McKenzie's wedding, and G. Farmer's marriage to Alice Milne. She sends her regards to the Checkley's. Includes manuscript notes.

Osler, Ellen Free Pickton, 1806-1907

Letter to William Osler, October 1865

Letter to William Osler from Ellen Osler, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Ellen Osler prepares a package for her son, but could not find 'Horace' in the study. The Fletchers have been to visit. She relates news of family and friends. She sends her regards to the Checkley's. Includes manuscript notes.

Osler, Ellen Free Pickton, 1806-1907

Letter to William Osler, November 27, 1866

Letter to William Osler from Edward F. Milburn, Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Milburn has just heard from Johnson that Osler is very ill. He intended to invite Osler for Christmas, but understands that Jimmie beat him to it. He hopes that Osler will take a scholarship when he comes up [to Trinity College?].

Milburn, Edward F.

Letter to William Osler, May 30, 1866

Letter to William Osler from Ellen Osler, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. She relates news of family and friends. Osler's father will write the school about him staying on another year. Osler's mother advises him to think carefully about his decision to enter the Church. She sends him a "volume of good advice" and encourages him to read the "Book of Proverbs." She was proud to see "Osler 1st" so many times in the paper [refers to an athletic competition].

Osler, Ellen Free Pickton, 1806-1907

Letter to William Osler, March 30, 1866

Letter to William Osler from Ellen Osler, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. She relates news of family and friends. Osler will go to Lloydtown on holiday, instead of returning home to Dundas.

Osler, Ellen Free Pickton, 1806-1907

Letter to William Osler, September 29, 1866

Letter to William Osler from Ellen Mary (Nellie) Osler, The Rectory, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Nellie would like to arrange for Osler to meet their English cousins, Jennette and Marian. She comments on Osler's relationship with Mary. Osler will stay on at Weston.

Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)

Letter to William Osler, October 18, 1866

Letter to William Osler from Ellen Mary (Nellie) Osler, The Rectory, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Nellie is sorry to hear that Osler lost his cricket match. She relates news of family and friends and comments on Edward Osler's [their brother] marriage. The English cousins are anxious to see Osler.

Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)

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