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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

Robert Baxter Struthers fonds

  • CA OSLER P048
  • Fonds
  • 1881 - 1882

Fonds contains lecture notes taken by Robert Struthers at McGill Medical College in 1881-1882, including notes on Pathology, Surgery and Ophthalmology. Lecturers include Robert Palmer Howard, Sir Thomas Roddick and Sir William Osler. There is also a case report by Struthers. The fonds includes two notebooks and a case report.

Struthers, Robert Baxter, 1858-1908

Letter inserted in "Religio Medici"

Letter from Lloyd Roberts, 11, St. John Street, Manchester, England, to William Osler. Letter inserted in "Religio Medici," edited by Lloyd Roberts, 1898. Roberts believes that Osler's copy of the "Religio" originally belonged to Coleridge. [See CUS417/4.12].

Letter, November 4, 1903

Letter to William Osler from Lawrence F. Flick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Arrangements for Osler's upcoming lecture in Philadelphia. Flick writes briefly of his plans to invite the International Congress on Tuberculosis to the U.S.

Flick, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Francis), 1856-1938

Letter, November 27, 1903

Letter to William Osler from Lawrence F. Flick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Arrangements for Osler's upcoming visit to Philadelphia. Flick comments that the Tuberculosis business is a mess, as both Clark Bell and Daniel Lewis are holding Congresses, and without any Tuberculosis men present.

Flick, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Francis), 1856-1938

Letter to William Osler

Letter to William Osler from Robert Fletcher, Surgeon General's Office, U.S. Army Medical Museum and Library, Washington, D.C., USA. Fletcher writes of the work of Nicolaus Praepositus of 1471, generally regarded as the earliest dated medical book. Letter found in fly leaf of Osler's copy of "Antidotarium," 1471. Includes manuscript notes.

Fletcher, Robert, 1823-1912

Letter, October 31, 1903

Letter to William Osler from Lawrence F. Flick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Arrangements for Osler's upcoming lecture in Philadelphia. Flick asks for Osler's help in uniting the workers on Tuberculosis in an effort to bring the International Congress on Tuberculosis to the U.S. in 1905. Flick points out the degeneracy of the old Congress on Tuberculosis and the rising need for a new and improved organization.

Flick, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Francis), 1856-1938

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