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This sub-series contains letters collected and kept by Helen Kermott Penfield. The bulk of these letters are from Wilder Penfield. Penfield wrote to Helen almost every second day, sending her detailed accounts of life at Princeton and Oxford, as well as extensive descriptions on his personal outlook and inner life. Helen preserved these letters in meticulous order. This sub-series also contains letters from Helen’s mother and grandmother among others. Finally, this sub-series contains a great number of condolences received following the death of Wilder Penfield.


This sub-series consists of correspondence regarding the funding, research, writing and publication of Something Hidden, and its spin-off film. This series also contains a few letters sent by Lewis to acquaintances of the Penfield’s, who responded to Lewis’ request by returning material sent by the Penfield’s to others and retrieved by Lewis by request. This series also contains a small amount of correspondence concerning the Penfield property at Magog Meadows.

American Osler Society, inc. : Biographical Directory

Subseries is divided in three sub-subseries : P125/J2;1 Logistics and Correspondence, P125/J2;2 Members Biographical Forms and P125/J2;3 Photographs. Includes quotations from printers, notes and working sheets, photographs, curriculum vitae, bibliographies and biographic forms.

Ad Hoc Committee

Subseries consists of two files of ad hoc committees set up to study particular matters. The first file [P125/B4.1] contains records of the Committee on Medical History among Young Physicians and the second one [P125/B4.2] gathers information generated by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Oslerian Book.


Subseries consists of reports submitted to the attention of the Board of Governors. Contains one file with two reports: one on the sale of the Aequanimitas tie and one on membership criteria.

Correspondence with Members

Subseries contains correspondence sent by the Secretary-Treasurer to the members about the activities of the association. Includes circular letters, membership lists, membership proposals, minutes and reprints.

Financial Statements

Subseries contains financial statements concerning the financial accounts of the association, audit reports, investment reports, and documents created by the AOS Financial Committee.

Certificates and Medals

Subseries contains a sample of the certificate that is presented to new members as well as a photograph of a medal of Sir William Osler.

Abstracts and Presentations

Subseries contains abstracts submitted for annual meeting and presentations made at these occasions. The fourteen files are arranged in chronological order and includes correspondence, presentations and abstracts.

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