Skip to main contentU.S. National Library of MedicineU.S. National Library of Medicine


Profiles in Science
   
Pinterest badge Follow Profiles in Science on Pinterest!

The William Osler Papers

Title:
Letter from William Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs pdf (456,657 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs
Description:
In this letter, Osler reported on Christmas activities and thanked Jacobs for the gift he sent: a pair of galluses (suspenders). He also commented on plans for a memorial to John Shaw Billings, and again on the transition to full-time medical faculty at Johns Hopkins.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
4 (456,657 Bytes)
Date:
1913-12-26 (December 26, 1913)
Creator:
[Osler, William]
Recipient:
[Jacobs, Henry Barton]
Source:
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
Unique Identifier:
GFBBXC
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Dec. 26th 1913
13, Norham Gardens, Oxford.
Dear Jacobs
How did you know that my galluses were in tatters! Such an acceptable present! Thank you so much. We have had a very happy Xmas, the house full & a very merry party. A brother
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
from B.C, whom I have not seen for 30 years (& his wife) & Joe Revere & one of the Wright girls who is at school here, Ottilie Campbell Howard's sister, but not such a desolater. My books are streaming in & such treasures. I got a Newton Principia the other day to add to my Ed. Principia of the 17th
[END PAGE TWO]
[BEGIN PAGE THREE]
century. Revere has taken to the auction room & sent his first bid to Sothebys, 1 pound for Landor's Pericles & Asphasia & got it. He is taking such an interest in good literature. He got his etching outfit for Xmas & has just started to copy one of his Florence Sketches.
I do hope the Billings Library scheme will turn out right. Mr. C. might do it for B's sake if John Cadwallader or Welch asked him. I had better not
[END PAGE THREE]
[BEGIN PAGE FOUR]
"but in." I do not believe he takes much stock in me. He cannot understand why I left the United States. I am so sorry for Barker. It is really a hard position for him & not altogether fair from the University stand point. It is a nice point in equity. I dread this super-clinician group. I fear they will be as little in touch with the rank and file as the professional anatomists & physiologists. And it will not be pleasant for the men in the hospital to have the chiefs of their Depts. playing second fiddle or 3rd! in the community.
Love to Mrs. Jacobs.
Yours,
W.O.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2014-01-30
Linked Data:
RDF/XML     JSON     JSON-LD     N3/Turtle     N-Triples