Letter from Samuel Hughes to William Osler [Transcript]
Hughes agrees to meet Osler to discuss the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair, but does not understand why Osler is interested
in the matter.
[Description courtesy of McGill University.]
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. Many of the original documents
were returned to the owners. The originals that were retained, together with 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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1916-09-21 (September 21, 1916)
Transcriber: [Cushing, Harvey]
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
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Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
Sir Sam. Hughes to W.O.
21 September 1916.
Savoy Hotel, London.
Dear Sir William,
Your telegram, which came during my absence inspecting timber camps in the north, reached my notice only today.
I am at a loss to understand your interest in this matter but if you will be good enough to see me will be pleased to hear
your explanation as to why you ask for the information.