Letter from General Carlton Jones to William Osler [Transcript]
Jones explains that his recall to Canada was issued so that he could take up the re-organization of medical services there.
He thanks Osler for his kindness, but he feels that the best thing for his friends to do now is to let matters rest.
[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
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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,
Many thanks for your note. My recall the Canada is to take up the re-organization there--to that I can hardly raise an objection,
therefore I felt bound to send a telegram to the Times--for I would much rather nothing came out of the Press. You have been
so kind and I understand your point of view, but I feel the circumstances are such that the kindest thing my friends can do
for the moment is to let matters rest and see what events will bring forth what I return to Canada. Now about the dinner,
please let this rest for a few days till I know better what my movements are.