Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00076 - Frederick Banting Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00076

Title

Frederick Banting Papers

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  • 1908-1976 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

72 boxes and items (9 metres)

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(1891-1941)

Biographical history

Frederick Banting was a Canadian physician and medical researcher who was best-known as the co-discoverer of insulin. He was also an artist.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Part of the collection was deposited in the Library in 1957 by the “Committee concerned with the Banting Memorabilia”, which had been set up after the death of Banting in 1941. The remainder of the collection was bequeathed to the Thomas Fisher
Rare Book Library by Banting’s widow, Dr. Henrietta Banting, in 1976.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of research notes and papers, drafts of articles and speeches, travel journals, diaries, correspondence, drawings and sketches, photographs, scrapbooks, awards and memorabilia, and papers of Henrietta Banting.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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