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Charles Best Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00241
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-1985

1982 Accession:
Correspondence, research notes and articles, offprints of his published research and of his colleagues including Banting and McLeod, his other writings and lectures, biographical material, photographs, films, slides, records, tapes, and cassettes.

2003 Accession:
Includes material related to the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto; Margaret Mahon Best’s journals 1925-1984(75) describing their life and extensive travels following the discovery, plus several holograph notebooks about Sandy and Henry as
children, and from MMB’s childhood, 1914-1919; original course notes of Charles Best; original holograph insulin manuscript; research, drafts, correspondence and other material related to Margaret and Charley by Henry Best; letters of correspondence to
MMB and HB regarding the death of Alexander (Sandy) Best and Charles Best; letters scientific to Dr. Best; ‘Dear Jessie’ letters from Linda Mahon on her travels with Margaret and Charley to her cousin Jessie at home in Toronto; H.H. Dale letters; photographic images of awards, citations, etc. given to CB; other material related to the discovery of insulin and the writing of the book on their lives by their son, Henry Best.

Best, Charles Herbert

Sadie Gairns Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00242
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1917-1972

Collection of photographs, offprints, clippings, memorabilia and some correspondence chiefly relating to F.G. Banting and to Gairns' work as his assistant in the Department of Medical Research of the Banting Institute. The collection also includes some personal memorabilia. Most of the printed material about Banting and the photographs are duplicated in the Banting Papers (MS Coll. 00076).

Gairns, Sadie

Elizabeth Hughes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00334
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1907-1951 (bulk 1921-1923).

The collection largely consists of letters written by Hughes to her mother describing her activities and giving information about her health and diabetic condition. The letters dating from August to November 1922 describe Hughes' experiences in Toronto where she was treated with insulin by F.G. Banting. The collection also contains photographs of Hughes and her family, dating from 1907 to 1951.

Hughes, Elizabeth

Dr. Peter Ernst Collection of Dr. George William Ross papers 1918-1983

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00648
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-1983

Includes research, notes and drafts for a biography of Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941) by Dr. George William Ross (d.1948), friend and colleague of Banting. Ross’ father was the fifth Premier of Ontario from 1899-1905, Sir George William Ross (1841-1914). Dr. G.W. Ross lost both his sons in World War II. The bulk of the material covers the 1920s to 1941, the year of Banting’s death. Banting’s letters to his mother, medical

Ernst, Peter