Series 1 - Elgin Rowland Hastings

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UTA 1355-1-1


Elgin Rowland Hastings


  • [188-?]-1925 (Creation)

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1.66 m of textual and graphic records

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This series is comprised almost wholly of material assembled by Elgin Hastings while a student in the then new five-year Bachelor of Medicine program at the University of Toronto between 1908 and 1913. The records consist primarily of a comprehensive collection of course notes, laboratory notes and drawings. Hastings kept detailed notes, dated his notebooks and many of the lectures and exercises, and often recorded the name of the professor or tutor teaching the course. He also preserved a list of all the courses for which he had registered at the beginning of each academic year and the professors who taught them. He did, however, take some additional courses that were not listed; one example is a course in psychiatry taught by Ernest Jones during the Easter term 1912. The course notes are arranged by academic year and alphabetically by name of course within each year.

The series also contains certificates relating to Hastings’ medical education and professional certification, a student handbook, memorabilia of his extra-curricular activities, photographs of some of his classmates, photographs including family members and the graduating Class of 1913 (Medicine), and a transcript of the evidence given in a court case in 1914 (two pages of Hastings’ evidence have been torn out).

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1905-1913: B2002-0014/001 (01) – (09)
1908-1910: B2002-0014/002 (01) – (09)
1909-1910: B2002-0014/003 (01) – (09)
1909-1911: B2002-0014/004 (01) – (11)
1910-1912: B2002-0014/005 (01) – (09)
1911-1912: B2002-0014/006 (01) – (13)
1911-1915: B2002-0014/007 (01) – (18)
1915: B2002-0014/009 (01)
1913-1914: B2002-0014. (01) and (02)

[188?]-1913: B2002-0014/001P(01) – (09)
1915, ca.1925: B2002-0014/002P(01), (01a), (02)
1913, 1916: B2002-0014/003P and /004P

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Diplomas and certificates have been removed from B2002-0014//001(01) to B2002-0014/009(01) and B2002-0014.(01) and (02).

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B2002-0014/001P(01)-(09), /002P(01), (01a), (02), /003P-/004P

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