The collection includes page images, descriptions and full digital text of more than a thousand documents. Search options include:

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In addition to the core collection, the following are available:

  • Banting's scrapbooks - page images of three scrapbooks, compiled by FG Banting, documenting his career and personal life. Selected items in the scrapbooks have also been individually described and included in the core collection. These items are listed on each scrapbook page.
  • Descriptions of the archival collections - The materials for this digital collection were selected from several archival collections, at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and elsewhere. Descriptions of each archival collection, its source, and the digital materials selected, are provided.
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Telegram to Prof Macleod regarding agreement between Eli Lilly and the University of Toronto 25/05/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes regarding the Indenture between the Governors of the Univeristy of Toronto and the Eli Lilly Company 28/06/1922
Telegram to Dr. Macleod 14/03/1923
Letter to Dr. Macleod 19/03/1923
Telegram to Dr. Macleod 27/05/1923
Telegram to Eli Lilly 27/06/1923
Letter to Dr. Fitzgerald 29/06/1923
Letter to Eli Lilly 3/07/1923
Letter to Dr. J. G. Fitzgerald 7/07/1923
Letter to Dr. Fitzgerald 11/07/1923
Letter to Chas. J. Lynn 14/07/1923
Letter to Dr. Clowes 23/01/1923
Notes regarding communication with Eli Lilly & Co. 15/5/1922 - 14/7/1923
Terms under which license will be granted by the University of Toronto for manufacture of insulin