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Finding Aid for the Willard Goodwin collection of William Osler correspondence 1893-1947
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Series 1. William Osler letters to Howard A. Kelly 1897-1947

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Original letters; research materials and notes for Goodwin article; documents regarding publication of the article, and correspondence commenting on it
Box 1, Folder 1

Letters from Dr. William Osler to Dr. Howard A. Kelly 1897-1917

Scope and Content Note

Twenty short letters or notes, mostly handwritten, a few typed, addressed to "Dear Kelly" or "Dear Howard A."

Note

the group of letters was a gift to Dr. Goodwin from his uncle, Dr. Elmer Belt
Box 1, Folder 2

"William Osler and Howard A. Kelly, 'Physicians, Medical Historians, Friends,' as revealed by nineteen letters from Osler to Kelly", by Willard E. Goodwin. In: "Bulletin of the History of Medicine", 20(no. 5): 611-652, Dec. 1946 1946

Scope and Content Note

One whole journal issue, two reprints; list of people receiving reprints from Dr. Goodwin
Box 1, Folder 3

Draft of article text undated

Scope and Content Note

Original copy with author's corrections; carbon copy with some corrections and annotations by W. W. Francis
Box 1, Folder 4

Dr. Goodwin's working notes undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of original letters with typed transcriptions of hand-written ones; Dr. Goodwin's notes and annotations
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters to Goodwin re. his Osler-Kelly article 1946-1965

Scope and Content Note

Comments and appreciations for the article, all including some Osler/Kelly anecdotes or reminiscences; also a note from Seymour Thomas commenting on his painting of the Osler portrait
Box 1, Folder 6

Additional letters re. the Osler-Kelly article 1947

Scope and Content Note

Notes of appreciation for reprints of the article, or requests for a copy
Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence re. publication of the Osler-Kelly article 1946-1947

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Elmer Belt, W. W. Francis, and the publisher
Box 1, Folder 8

William Osler's "chloroform" speech 1946-1965

Scope and Content Note

Letters and reprints concerning remarks made by Osler in his farewell address at Johns Hopkins University
Box 1, Folder 8

William Osler's "chloroform" speech 1946-1965

Scope and Content Note

Letters and reprints concerning remarks made by Osler in his farewell address at Johns Hopkins University
Box 1, Folder 9

Reprints of articles on Osler 1925-1949

Scope and Content Note

Includes many reprints from the Osler centenary issue of "Archives of Internal Medicine", v. 84, July 1949
Box 1, Folder 10

Photographs of Osler undated

Scope and Content Note

Snapshots at various ages in various locations; photograph of a cartoon referring to the "chloroform" speech
 

Series 2. William Osler letters to Henry Barton Jacobs 1893-1949

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Transcriptions and excerpts from the letters; notes by Dr. Goodwin; introduction to a speech by Dr. Goodwin based on the content of the letters
Box 1, Folder 11

William Osler letters to Henry Barton Jacobs 1893-1910

Physical Description: folder 1 or 2

Scope and Content Note

Typed transcriptions of ca. forty letters from Osler to Jacobs, addressed to "Dear Jacobs". Notes by Goodwin on content and context of many of the letters

Note

there are two partial sets of notes and transcriptions, typed on different paper and typewriters
Box 1, Folder 12

William Osler letters to Henry Barton Jacobs 1911-1919

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

Ca. forty more letters with Goodwin notes