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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Letter offering F. L. Hutchison the position of Executive Secretary for the Insulin Committee 28/06/1923
Letter to Dr. Fitzgerald regarding patent rights for Great Britain 4/07/1922
Letter to Sir Walter Fletcher 17/01/1923
Letter to Macleod regarding the distribution of insulin in Europe 19/02/1923
Letter to Sir Walter Fletcher 23/11/1923
Letter to Macleod 17/12/1923
Letter forwarded to the Insulin Committee from Dr. A. McPhedron 29/11/1922
Letter to the Insulin Committee 19/12/1922
Letter to the Insulin Committee 29/04/1923
Letter to the Insulin Committee 12/05/1923
Letter to the Insulin Committtee 24/05/1923
Letter to the Insulin Committee 3/03/1923
Letter to the Insulin Committee 25/02/1923
Letter forwarded to the Insulin Committee from the Connaught Laboratories ca. 01/1923
Letter to Lorne Hutchison 11/09/1923
Letter to Dr. Macleod 10/05/1922
Letter to R. T. Woodyatt 7/09/1922
Letter to Charles H. Riches 17/10/1925
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 29/05/1923
Letter to Dr. F. M. Allen 29/11/1922
Letter to Professor Macleod 23/10/1922
Letter to Dr Macleod 21/07/1922
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 9/08/1922
Letter to Sir Robert Falconer regarding Banting's views on patents 27/01/1923
Letter to the Insulin Committee 22/10/1923