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Best (Charles Herbert) Papers

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Title: Best (Charles Herbert) Papers
Physical location: Ms. Coll. 241
Dates of creation: 1928-1979
Physical Extent: 162 boxes and items (20 metres)
Biographical Sketch: Charles Herbert Best (1899-1978), co-discoverer of insulin. For more biographical information see: Biography of Charles Herbert Best
Scope and Content: The collection consists of correspondence, research notes and articles, offprints of his published research and that of his colleagues, including Banting and Macleod. The collection also includes other writings and lectures, biographical material, photographs, films, slides, records, tapes, dicta records and belts, and cassettes. The Research series includes 2 boxes of material (boxes 51-52, Correspondence and Notes) by Dr. Macleod.

The collection is arranged in 7 series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Research
  3. Banting and Best Department of Medical Research
  4. Biographical Material
  5. Offprints and Printed Materials Except on Insulin
  6. Photographs, Films, Slides, Records, Tapes, Cassettes
  7. Windeyer Accession (dicta records and belts, and biographical)
Source of title: Title based on contents of collection
Restrictions on access: For permission to publish contact Dr. Henry Best
Related groups of material: For additional material about Charles Best see also Feasby Papers, Manuscript Collection 235
Source of acquisition: The papers of Dr. Charles Herbert Best (1899-1978) were transferred in 1982 from his office in the Best Institute to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.
Accessions: 1982, 1990
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.

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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