In this letter, Osler discusses some recent old book purchases.
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1907-09-27 (September 27, 1907)
[Jacobs, Henry Barton]
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
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Osler, Medical History, and Medical Libraries
13, Norham Gardens,
September 27th. 1907.
I was sorry to hear of Mrs. Jacob's sharp attack, but it is a comfort you were able to get off in time and your wires
were reassuring. I suppose the delay at Queenstown was due to the accident to the Cherbourg boat train. English papers have
had no particulars. What a narrow escape they had!
Mrs. Osler says I am a baby with a new toy with that beautiful edition of the Sentimental Journey. I have long wanted one
and this is a perfect gem. Thank you so much for. I am having Sotheby send his catalogues to you. You can send the bids direct
to him. They are perfectly safe. I have also ordered this year's Book Auction Records from which you will get a fairly
good idea of the bids you should send. Of course you understand that if you send a bid for say 5 pounds, for example, it does
not mean that Sotheby will run the book up to that figure, but he will simply hold that as your limit. Any very special old
book or manuscript that you bid on, it might be well to send me a postal card, so that we would not be bidding against each
other. Then we could easily arrange about it.