Letter from General Carlton Jones to William Osler [Transcript]
Jones thanks Osler for all his help in clearing up the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair.
[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 January 4
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
From G. C. Jones to W.O.
Belgrave Mansions Hotel, Grosvenor Gardens, London, S. W.
Dear Sir William,
Your kind letter was a great joy to me. I could not possibly express to you what I feel I owe to you. Without your aid we
could have done nothing and this result the profession must attribute to you. My wife asks me to thank you for your thoughtful
message her. It has been hard time for her.