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University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services William Edward Gallie fonds Series
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Personal ephemera

This series contains a range of W.E. Gallie’s personal ephemera. Files include banquet invitations and programs, copies of high school examination forms, certificates, travel souvenirs, invitations to lectures, newspaper clippings and a large scrapbook. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, dinner programs, and an invitation to Gallie’s wedding. Some of the files in this series, notably the newspaper clippings and scrapbook, may have been collected by Gallie’s wife and children.

Graphic material and film

Files in this series contain photographs, and graphic materials relating to Gallie’s professional and personal life. Many of the photographs are miscellaneous figures and graphics that may have been used in papers, lectures, and talks. This series also includes a film of one of Gallie’s operations. The files in this series have been arranged chronologically.


This series contains a mixture of both personal and professional correspondence belonging to W.E. Gallie. Notable collections within this series include letters written to and from Colonel J.A. MacFarlane, Consulting Surgeon, Canadian Army Overseas, correspondence with Dr. W.G. Bigelow, and correspondence with well-known American Surgeon Dr. Rudolph Matas. The files in this series are arranged chronologically.


This series contains research notes and journals covering a range of W.E. Gallie’s medical work as well as a small collection of research papers written by other doctors and annotated by Gallie. Gallie’s journal documenting his experiments on animals – mainly dogs – is in this series. Some of the files contain correspondence regarding certain research projects. The files in this series are arranged chronologically.

Talks, lectures and addresses

This series consists of numerous talks, lectures and addresses which W.E. Gallie presented to various conferences, graduating class receptions, and medical lectures. The file titles in this series represent the content of the lecture as well as the audience, if one has been provided. The files in this series have been arranged in chronological order.

Also includes B1990-0046: Text of toast by Dr. W.E. Gallie to the "Sister Universities" at the formal opening of the Banting Institute, with covering letter and a copy of the program, 1930.

Writings and publication drafts

Series consists of W. E. Gallie’s writings, manuscripts and reports that eventually went to publication. The series consists of both typed and handwritten reports, drafts, some correspondence related to copying and publishing, and in some cases, medical photographs or images have been attached as figures. A bibliography of many of Gallie’s works is included. Some of the publications in this series are co-authored by Gallie and Dr.’s Robertson, LeMesurier, and Janes. The files in this series have been arranged in chronological order. The titles for the files in this series reflect the given title of each report, if one exists.