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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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C. H. Best's draft of letter to J. J. R. Macleod 09/08/1921
Letter to F. G. Banting Esq. M.D. 23/07/1923
Letter to Dr. Collip 30/06/1925
Telegram to Dr Elliott P. Joslin 26/10/1923
Letter to Mr. Ted Ryder 27/12/1938
Letter to dearest mother 29/09/1918
Letter to dear mother 1/10/1918
Letter to Banting 09/10/1918
Letter to mother 15/10/1918
Letter to Capt. F. G. Banting 26/09/1918
Draft of a letter to Dr. Joslin 22/05/[1923]
Letter to Monsieur le Professeur Banting 5/02/1923
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 28/08/1923
Letter to Professor C. L. Starr 19/10/1921
Letter to Dr. Frederick M. Allen 18/08/1922
Letter to J. J. R. Macleod 23/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Fred M. Allen 31/08/1922
Letter to Banting 1/08/1922
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod 27/09/1922
Letter to Prof. J. G. Fitzgerald 5/10/1922
Letter to Dr. Frederick M. Allen 17/10/1922
Letter to Dr. Duncan Graham 27/10/1922
Letter to Mr Charles E. Hughes 21/13/1922
Letter to Ontario doctors regarding insulin 28/03/1923
Letter to Dr. Duncan Graham 10/05/1923