Letter to Francis John Shepherd from William Osler, Canton, Massachusetts, USA. He is asking his hospitality for Friday (29th). Will go to Gardner's if it is not possible. Will go to Toronto Saturday night. Mention of his work with Dr. Abbott. Compliments on her work. Civilities.
Letter to Maude E. Abbott from William Osler, Canton, Massachusetts, USA. Compliment on her work. Suggestion to add information on fetal endocarditis in the Endocardium section. Mention that the book should not be marred in any detail by anyone, because she should get full credit for her book. Museum's mission is education. He assures her that Adami will help her and that he is interested in her work. Mention that her Museum System will be included in his book on the System which is delayed.
Letter to Mabel Brewster from William Osler, Canton, Massachusetts, USA. Sends her a clipping about the opening of the new building to which she and her husband subscribed. Details on the reception. Mentions that he saw Dr. Kerr, who is physically well but very emotionally troubled. His son is doing well, but his wife is disturbed by the state of her husband. He saw Lois who is painting the president's portrait. Mrs. Taft is hopeful about the portrait. He missed the President. Mrs. Osler wrote him that the young Meigs (High School Meigs) is engaged to the younger Averill girl. Would like to visit her on the 29th and 30th to spend time with Sylvia. She must call him Uncle Osler. Civilities.
Letter to William Osler from Henry Mills Hurd, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Although Hurd is upset by the news of Osler leaving Baltimore, he understands that Osler has been pushing himself too hard and needed to slow down. Hurd himself has thought of resigning. He explains that the Johns Hopkins Tuberculosis Dispensary is short on money and wonders if he should ask Mr. Phipps to make a donation. He believes that the success of the Hospital and of the Medical School has been largely Osler's achievement.
Letter to Harvey Cushing from Henry M. Hurd, 1023, St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Hurd draws Cushing's attention to a pamphlet written by E.J.A. Rogers entitled, "Personal Reminiscences of the Earlier Life of Sir William Osler."
The fonds contains chiefly of family correspondence between members of the Penfield and Chester families, as well as clippings and correspondence regarding Wilder Penfield's autobiography "No Man Alone" and correspondence regarding posthumous honours for Wilder Penfield. Family correspondence includes a 1917 letter from Helen Kermott (later Helen Kermott Penfield) accepting Wilder Penfield's marriage proposal. Much of the family correspondence is between Wilder and Helen Penfield and their daughter Priscilla and her husband William M. (Bill) Chester Jr., as well as Bill Chester's parents William (Sr.) and Alice Chester. There are incoming letters and many carbon copies of outgoing letters. A series of 1949 letters congratulates the young couple (Bill Chester and Priscilla Penfield) on their engagement. One letter is also between Wilder Penfield and George Chester. A few materials are related to posthumous honours for Wilder Penfield, such as the naming of a building after him at John Abbott College (letter to Wilder Penfield Jr.) and a 1982 speech given by Priscilla at the Penfield Children's Center (typescript copy). There is also correspondence between Bill Chester and William Feindel. One 1976 carbon copy of a letter (1976) details the period following the death of Priscilla's father, Wilder Penfield, while the couple was in Japan. Materials related to "No Man Alone" include clippings from journals and newspapers of reviews and book announcements, as well as two copies of the book jacket and some related correspondence.