Letter from C.E. Cross to Wilder Penfield, June 6, 1940.
Date:
1940-06-06
Description:
This is a handwritten letter from C.E. Cross to Wilder Penfield. In the letter Cross discusses the expenses incurred by the Number 1 Neurological Hospital. These include items that are necessary, such as books, cameras and metal casings, as well as comfort items. Cross asks Penfield to cover the costs for the time being and states that he will reimburse him when more funds are sent to the Hospital. This note is from June 6, 1940.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 25.3 x 20.3 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from C.E. Cross to Wilder Penfield, June 6, 1940. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved October 15, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=10224
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Creator:
Cross, C.E.
Notes:
The note transcription reads: "June 6th 1940. Dr. Wilder G. Penfield. Montreal. Dear Sir: We are on the eve of departure. There is some expectation that one on all of our remaining surgeons will be called on to act as surgical officers in charge of various ships of transport. This will be known only at (?). There has been a delay in the item of the camera until to-day. Although O.K.'d by the Gen Secretary of the Red Cross - there seemed to be difficulty in the cash (?). Dr. Glidan has just phoned however that the purchase price has been provided to the total of $500.00. I am glad that no request need be made of our auxilliary [sic] in this particular. I have however other items that with your approval I will present. 1) My sincerest efforts to get a filing system out of the authorities was absolutely refused. I had asked for 6 metal books (kardex) - with cards therefor [sic] and small panels for ward patients records. When refused - I moderated to 4 such books only - with desk panels for in - ward patients. The total cost of some is card S. Hirgas 23.00, metal file 61.80, books (?) 84.80. This was an essential and prehaps you remember that you thought it was to acquire a modern file system. 2) we needed anatomical stamps also - brain, head, spine, a.P's & laterals made up to design. These - I have found for from my own auxilliary [sic] fund here at Ottawa - so no outlay no required. 3) We have been warned that paper is at a premium in England & and that troops suffer unfairly for the need of toilet paper. I therefore have ordered 5 cartons of this commodity which will definitely be for the comfort of the men and beg to attach the statement for same. The item for this is $40.50. It seems a lot but will give magnified value for patients and men. Will you kindly write mesrs Lowe - Martin and the E.B. Eddy Co. that your treasurer will assume these debts. The letter has been received and there is a 30 day credit period. The former has not completed the order as yet and will have to forward the balance later, but I will be glad if you will assure the firm (Lowe-Martin) of estimate payment. Each one of the officers sends you a very affectionate farewell and your name and kindly influence and buy port will be often spoken of as indeed it has been and is being. Our address will be No. I Neurological Hospital R.C.A.M.C. C.A.S.F. Care Base Post Office, Canada with homage to Mrs. Penfield. Ever Sincerely, C.Ernest Cross."

This letter is written on Department of National Defence stationary.

Call Number:
A/N 11-1