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Letter to William Osler, May 30, 1866
Ellen Free Pickton Osler was born on December 14, 1806, in Cornwall, England. After her mother’s death in 1811, she was adopted by her mother’s sister Ann Wigmore and her husband Captain Britton. In 1837, she married Rev. Featherstone Lake Osler (1805–1895) and they moved to Canada where he worked as a missionary. They settled at Bond Head, Ontario, where they experienced the trials of pioneer life. Mrs. Osler, with a true spirit, devoted her efforts to helping her husband in his mission work. In 1876, they retired in Toronto. She was the mother of Featherston Osler (1838–1924), Justice of the Court of Appeal, Sir Edmund Boyd Osler (1845–1924), M.P., and Sir William Osler (1849–1919), professor of medicine. She died on March 18, 1907, in York, Ontario.
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].
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