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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.

Kelen family

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.

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, June 12, 1948

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Notman & Son Ltd., 1330 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company has no record of the Notman-Fraser negatives. Additional notes by William Francis.

William Notman & Son Ltd.

Letter to William Willoughby Francis, November , 1919

Letter to William Willoughby Francis from William Osler, 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Congratulations on job well-done. Hurry back. Note added by Francis about family joke about luggage.

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

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, 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

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