Letter from General Carlton Jones to William Osler [Transcript]
Jones has just received orders to return to Canada at once. He thanks Osler for his help and kindness.
[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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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
G. C. Jones to W. O.
St. James' Court, Buckingham Gate, S. W.
Dear Sir William,
I only got back last night and found orders to go to Canada at once: so am off on Thursday. I am afraid therefore that I will
not accept your very kind suggestion about a dinner. It is good of you. I do not know what fate has in store for me out there--but
I will put up as good a fight as I can.
Many thanks for your kindness and help.
G. C. Jones.
P. S. McCombe--that gallant soul--goes perhaps with me--perhaps not till next week.