Letter from H. A. Bruce to William Osler [Transcript]
Bruce writes of matters relating to the plan to publish all correspondence between himself and Osler over the Canadian Army
Medical Corps affair. Bruce refuses to offer Edith Campbell an apology. He urges Osler to ask General G. C. Jones to offer
the apology instead, as it was he who was responsible for her removal 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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1916-12-29 (December 29, 1916)
Bruce, H. A.
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
Col. H. A. Bruce to W. O.
December 29th 1916.
Cecil Chambers, 86 Strand, London, W. C.
Dear Sir William,
Replying to your letter of December 21st, I do not see how I can reasonably ask other people, to whom you may have written
letters, or who may have written letters to you, to send me such letters, to enable me to publish them.
You speak about Miss Campbell. I am sorry you do not yet appreciate the situation in regard to her, which was clearly set
forth in my former letter. If you think she should receive an apology, I would suggest that you make your request General
Jones, as he is responsible for her removal from Taplow to a similar position at Buxton.
I hope you have quite recovered from your recent illness.