Letter from General Carlton Jones to William Osler [Transcript]
Jones requests that Osler cancel the dinner he had arranged in his honor, as things are not "going well" for him [as
a result of the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair].
[Description courtesy of McGill University.]
About this transcript: Soon after Osler's death in 1919, Lady Osler asked their good friend Dr. Harvey Cushing to write
a biography. For this project, Cushing gathered a wide variety of material, including a substantial amount of Osler correspondence
and other memorabilia borrowed from Osler's family, friends, and colleagues. He employed three secretaries to transcribe
these documents, and later donated the transcripts (along with his other working materials) to the Osler Library. Because
many of the original documents were returned to the owners, the Cushing transcripts constitute the largest and most accessible
collection of Osler's correspondence.
Harvey Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler" was published by Oxford University Press in 1925, and was awarded
a Pulitzer Prize in 1926,
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Transcriber: [Cushing, Harvey]
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
Office of Director of Medical Service, 86 Strand, W.C.
Gen. Carlton Jones to W.O.
Dear Sir William,
Under the circumstances and in the present state of affairs I feel that I must ask you to cancel the dinner which you so kindly
arranged for me. I feel it to be imperative, things are not going well enough for me so please do so as far as I am concerned.