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F. G. Banting (Frederick Grant, Sir) Papers

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Title: F. G. Banting (Frederick Grant, Sir) Papers
Physical location: Ms. Coll. 76
Dates of creation: 1908-1998
Physical Extent: 69 boxes + oversize boxes, scrapbooks, mapcase items (11 metres)
Biographical Sketch: Sir Frederick Grant Banting, (1891-1941), co-discoverer of insulin. For more biographical information see: Biography of Sir Frederick Grant Banting
Scope and Content: The collection consists of correspondence, research notes and papers, articles, speeches, travel journals, drawings, memorabilia, photographs, film, awards and prizes. Includes some papers from his widow, Henrietta Banting (d. 1976), Howard Banting, and the Canadian Diabetes Association.

The collection is arranged in 19 series with 14 sub-series 
and 3 sub-sub-series:

  1. Correspondence, 1908-1941
  2. Research Notebooks and papers, 1914-1940
  3. Insulin Research Materials, 1921-1938
  4. Suprarenal Research Materials, 1923-1929
  5. Cancer Research Materials, 1925-1940
  6. Silicosis Research Materials, 1927-1934
  7. Aviation Medicine and other Wartime Research Materials, 1939-1940
  8. Miscellaneous Medical Research Materials, 1923-1939
  9. Historical Research Materials, 1928-1939
  10. Diaries and Journals, etc., 1915-1941
  11. Writings (Scientific and Literary) by FGB, 1920-1940
    1. Articles and Speeches
    2. Other writings by FGB
  12. Writings Collected by FGB (Not Written by him)
  13. Drawings and Sketches by FGB, 1927-193?
  14. Biographical Materials, 1912-present
    1. Posthumous Tributes (Unpublished), 1941-1953
    2. Scrapbooks, 1890s-1941
    3. Chronological Files of Printed Biographical Materials
    4. Photographs
    5. Original Films and Recordings
    6. Videotapes
    7. Radio and Film Scripts
    8. Biographical Extracts
    9. Honours
    10. Portraits
  15. Henrietta Banting Papers
    1. Correspondence and Papers
    2. Restricted Materials
      1. Personal Correspondence
      2. Original Material, 1921-23
      3. Original Documents and Photographs
  16. Howard Banting Papers
  17. Canadian Diabetes Association Material
  18. Ted Ryder Scrapbook
  19. 2000 Accession
Restrictions on access: Access restricted on some items for security and preservation reasons, some restricted items are available on microfilm.
Related groups of
For Banting and Best Department of Medical Research Papers see Best Papers, Manuscript Collection 241, Boxes 77-87. For other related material see also Best Papers, Manuscript Collection 241; Macleod Papers (Boxes 51-52) within Best Papers, Manuscript Collection 241; Collip Papers, Manuscript Collection 269; Gairns Papers, Manuscript Collection 212; Bliss Papers, Manuscript Collection 232 held at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.
Source of acquisition: Part of the collection was acquired in 1957 from the Committee Concerned With Banting's Memorabilia. The remainder of the collection was bequeathed by Dr. Banting's widow, Dr. Henrietta Banting, in 1976. Some additional material donated by Michael Bliss.
Accessions: 1957, 1976, 1996, 1998, 2000
Finding aids: View the full finding aid in Discover Archives.
Arrangement: The collection arrived at the library in random order and was sorted into the above series by the Library.
Repository: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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