Letter from John W. Carson to William Osler [Transcript]
Carson writes of matters relating to Edith Campbell's dismissal from Taplow.
[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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1916-10-09 (October 9, 1916)
Carson, John W.
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
Major-Gen. John W. Carson to W. O.
9th October 1916.
Cleveland House, St. James Square, S. W.
Dear Sir William,
Your favor of the 4th inst. was duly received and noted.
The whole question of Taplow was gone into very exhaustively by a board of Officers as far as I am concerned I feel that their
findings are not only right but were very much on the side of leniency, and I think that consideration will show you that
no injustice has been done to anyone.