Letter from Margaret MacDonald to William Osler [Transcript]
MacDonald extends her gratitude to Osler for helping General G. C. Jones, who has now returned to his post as Director of
[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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1917-01-09 (January 9, 1917)
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
To W. O.
From M. C. MacDonald.
9th. Jan, 17.
Dear Sir William,
Now the General is back in office we have taken a new lease of life--and fully realize what a debt of gratitude is owing you
in this respect. Your attitude in the matter marked our admiration four fold. I trust you are now quite recovered from the
flu to which I understand you fell victim. With warmest wishes to Lady Osler and yourself and do look in on us once more from
time to time.
Margaret C. MacDonald.
Miss Bankes is in Canada on leave expect her back by 1st of Feb. My rt. bower now is Sister Forbes--such a capable and charming
girl--perhaps you know her Sister F. McKenzie Forbes.