Fonds relates almost entirely to Reilley’s career as a university teacher and research scientist. Teaching materials consist of lecture notes and examination questions for his courses on heat, light and sound, as well as materials for a popular course on the general principles of science. Papers illustrating his research interests are grouped around two topics, fire and noise. Tables, notes, photographs, reports and correspondence concern his experiments in using gypsum and gyprock as flame-proof building materials (1930-1932). Notebooks record his survey of noise levels on Bleury and St. Catherine Streets (1930-1938), and notes and correspondence document his research on the acoustics of public buildings (1929-1936). A hospital administration course designed by Gerhart Hertman, but based on Reilley's work, concentrates on the twin problems of insulation and acoustics (1939). There are also files of printed background material on noise pollution.
Fonds documents Dr. Cecil O. Walsh's activities mainly as a medical student at McGill University but also during his service overseas as a medical officer with the CAMC during World War I. The fonds contains notebooks on Nutrition, Physiology, Histology, Clinical Microscopy, Bacteriology, Practical Zoology, Medical Jurisprudence, Clinical Medicine, Mental Diseases, Clinical Surgery and Hygiene; printed exams intructions and notes on duty at war.
The fonds consists of Robert Bell's student notebooks related to his medical studies in Surgery, Materia Medica, Practice of Medicine, Obstetrics, Physiology and Clinics at McGill University. The fonds also contains circular letters and medical advertisements. Inventory for acc.732 purchased from John Mappin in 1979 also included in fonds.
Fonds contains five leather bound handwritten notebooks (one cracked) by R. J. Kimber while he was a student at Edinburgh University circa, 1807-08. Notebooks are titled: notes on midwifery, 1808; notes on the practice of medicine #1, 1807(Dr. Gregory); notes on the practice of medicine #2, 1807; book of miscellanies, clinical lectures, 1807?; notes on surgery, 180?.
The fonds consists of two bound volumes of notes on Endocrinology (some handwritten, some typed) from 1938-1939 and 1941-1942 while Masson was a PhD candidate at McGill University. Lectures given by: J. S. L. Browne, H. Selye, D. L. Thomson, C. F. Denstedt, C. Lyman Duff, C. P. Leblond, D. McEachern, R. L. Noble. Also included are three volumes of published works.
The fonds also consists of three bound volumes of Masson's published work from various medical journals (published in France, Canada, and USA) between 1932-1959. The articles are mostly in English, and some are in French.