Letter from William Osler to Edith Campbell [Transcript]
Osler supplies a copy of a letter he sent on Campbell's behalf to inquire about the terms of her 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 October 12
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
Dear Ms. Campbell,
To this I have replied as follows:
Dear G. . .
Could I see the findings of the Board? Or could I know the specific charges against Ms. Campbell? The cruel thing is to ask
her to leave under circumstances that implicate her character for honesty. The matter cannot possibly rest where it is. Have
the specific charges been sent to her?
I think you should consult Mr. Astor or Mr. Donald MacMaster. Did they say definitely why you were removed.