Fonds F2004 - Robert E. Macdonald fonds

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CA ON00335 F2004


Robert E. Macdonald fonds


  • 1889-1893 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Robert Elgie Macdonald, physician, was born about 1869 in Stratford, Ontario, and died in 1897 and is buried in Stratford. He entered Trinity Medical College, Toronto, in 1889. After graduating in 1893 he received his licence and began to practise in Stratford. He died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight.

Archival history

Dr. Macdonald's niece, in about 1963, gave the materials to Dr. Robert H. Welch, a cousin of Dr. Macdonald's mother (and a patient).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Fonds was donated in 1993 by Dr. Robert H. Welch of Toronto who received the material from Dr. Macdonald’s niece in the 1960’s.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of a notebook of lectures in medicine by Dr. W. B. Geikie, 1889-1892; a notebook of lectures in midwifery by Dr. A. Temple, 1889-1893; and a notebook on prescriptions, 1889-1890.

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None expected

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Public domain

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The fonds is described to the file level. Finding aid attached.

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  • English



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