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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  to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 23/09/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 12/12/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 21/12/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 10/01/1923
Letter to Dr. J. G. Fitzgerald 11/11/1922
Letter to Professor Serafino Belfanti 13/06/1923
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
Letter to Dr. Clowes 20/10/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 19/02/1923
Copy of letter to Dr. Duncan Graham 21/02/1923
Telegram to Dr. Defries 9/03/1923
Letter to Dr. Clowes 12/04/1923
Letter to Dr. Clowes 21/05/1923
Letter to Dr. Clowes regarding sending insulin to China 10/10/1922
Photographs of insulin stills ca. 1923
Photograph of lab equipment ca. 1923
Connaught Anti-Toxin Laboratories filling records for insulin 2/04/1923 - 9/01/1926
Connaught anti-toxin laboratories: Early filling records for insulin 29/04/1922 to 15/05/1922
Preparation of insulin
Notes regarding communication with Eli Lilly & Co. 15/5/1922 - 14/7/1923
Shipments of Insulin  received from the Eli Lilly Co.
Letter to H. H. Dale 7/12/1923
Letter to Professor H. J. Hamburger 02/01/1923
Studio portrait of D. A. Scott
Recent work on insulin