In this letter, Osler commented with delight on the new baronetcy, but still hoped that he and his friends could obtain some
or all of the Payne library for Johns Hopkins.
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1911-07-21 (July 21, 1911)
[Jacobs, Henry Barton]
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
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Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
13, Norham Gardens, Oxford.
July 21st 1911
I suppose you got a shock yesterday when you saw the Coronation Honor list. We knew about it ten days ago but nothing could
be said -- I think George R. was so impressed with G.R.O. & the two girls that he sent word to Mrs. Asquith at once. Such
a torment of cables & telegrams! Really
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ones friends are awfully good. This thing cannot make us any happier and as we were very contented before I hope it will not
disturb our Aequanimitas. Of course my people will be enchanted. Everyone here is most kind & the whole town has called.
G and the girls are up in town for the fun. I am having a peaceful time at home. I shall ask Phipps for the extra 1000 pounds.
I do hope the Payne's Executors will not raise the figure. The collection is wonderfully rich. I shall be heartbroken
if we do not get it -- purse broken too as there are three or four items
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I must bid for -- tho I believe these baronetcy fees are ruinous & may take all my spare cash. Love to Mrs. Jacobs.