In this letter, Osler wished Jacobs a Merry Christmas and commented on Revere's current posting in France, along with
the recent unpleasantness stemming from an investigation of the Canadian Army Medical Corps hospitals in England. He also
gave Jacobs an update on his cataloging of his personal library.
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1916-12-06 (December 6, 1916)
[Jacobs, Henry Barton]
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
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World War I
Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
13, Norham Gardens, Oxford.
Xmas greetings to you both. This should reach you in time but boats are few these days & submarines plentiful. We plod
on much the same, only with the added anxiety of Revere in the Ancre but he writes so cheerily & seems wonderfully happy.
'Tis a dirty business though for a laddie of his type but I suppose he will get
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used to it & return to the stone-age with the rest of them. I must send you one of his letters. He seems with very nice
fellows. They pound away day & night at spots indicated to them by the airmen.
We have been in the thick of this Sam Hughes business -- an awful bounder -- so glad he has gone, but he left a nice row in
the C.A. Med. Corps. I expect the first batch of G.I. young Americans next week for the London Army Hospital. I shall meet
them & help Blankenship to settle them. There will be many more needed, as new divisions are formed.
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Have the Library all rearranged & shelf-marked & the catalogue up to date. My sec. is still away but Hill from Bodley
comes every evening & a Vestal who has been helping me with my incunabula study, has come to work permanently on the catalogue,
with a view to printing (ultimately).
Sue Chapin is with us. Norman Gwyn has had Trench fever. Rolleston is much with the grand fleet. We had the three Maggs brothers
here for a day - to see the Shakespeare exhibition & such nice men. You will have from me Sayles Ages of Man for Xmas