Telegram from Bill Chester to Wilder Penfield and Response, March 27, 1916.
Date:
1916-03-27
Description:
The front side of this item is a handwritten telegram from William Chester to Wilder Penfield. On the back there is a draft of a message from Wilder Penfield to Bill Chester. In the telegram Bill Chester expresses his relief that Penfield is alive and requests that Penfield send word of his condition. On the reverse Penfield states that he is lucky, that he is healing quickly, and that Elizabeth Baldwin did not survive the attack. The telegram is dated March 27, 1916.
Physical Description:
text.telegram.black and white 13.9 x 22 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Telegram from Bill Chester to Wilder Penfield and Response, March 27, 1916. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved October 17, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9509
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:
Chester, William, 1863-1938.
Penfield, Wilder, 1891-1976.
Notes:
The front of the telegraph, transcribed, reads: "RP 12 - L60 Wilder Penfield Dover Hospital Dover, Heartfelt sympathy all proud of you cable your condition prepaid Bill Chester".

The back of the telegraph, transcribed, reads: "Don't waste sympathy, very lucky. Military Hospital. Will not go to France. Fear Baldwin girl dead. Have injured ankle and knee in processing fast, Went up with explosion landed in debris".

Telegraph is written on Post Telegraph stationary.

Call Number:
D-C/D 21-2/1