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How to live with your Heart

Records related to "How to live with your heart; the family guide to heart health," published in 1975 from its conception to publishing. Also includes records related to the publication of a second edition, "The complete guide to heart health," 1987. Consists of 12 files containing correspondence, royalty statements, galley proofs, invoices, typescripts, working notes, illustrations and photographs.

Correspondence/Subjects Writings

Sub-sub-series consists of active office files, filed by subject, related to Dr. Penfield's writings and travels. (C/SW = Correspondence/Subjects Writing)

Events / Published McGill

Sub-subseries consists of published accounts regarding McGill University. (E/PM = Events / Published McGill)

Manuscript essays and addresses

Sub-subseries consists of manuscript essays and addresses on scientific subjects falling into four categories: (1) popular lectures, not only on geology, but also on biology, entomology, physics, archaeology and even linguistics; (2) mining, particularly of Nova Scotia coal, with some reports and maps; (3) geology, largely of Nova Scotia, and (4) palaeontology (approximately 72 cm). Some of the materials in sub-subseries are drafts of works later published, and these papers also contain 80 cm of Dawson's printed books and articles.

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Notebooks and scrapbooks

Sub-subseries consists of approximately ten of Dawson's scientific notebooks (box 29). Most are pocket memoranda, but some are more discursive, such as a notebook on Nova Scotia geology and one of geological notes from the 1860s and 1870s. Three scrapbooks bear directly on science: "Scientific Scraps" is largely pictorial material; "Scraps relating to science and religion", despite its title, is mostly Dawson's published articles on geology, education, and travel (boxes 39-40); finally, a scrapbook of clippings programmes and photographs serves as a souvenir of Dawson's presidential meeting of the BAAS in Birmingham, 1886 (box 77).

Handmade Valentines

The Handmade Valentines sub-subseries is comprised of 131 cards using a variety of craft materials.The Handmade Valentines sub-subseries consists of cards that have been collaged together by someone and include hand-finished details. They are typically made with a melange of lace-paper, embossed paper, cut-out pictures and paper shapes. They might be finished with a hand-written or printed message and might be hand-drawn or at least assembled by hand. The materials used in these handmade valentines are diverse and can include metal trinkets, ribbon, satin, fabrics, artificial or dried flowers, beads, feathers and wire.


The Ephemera sub-subseries consists of miscellaneous, non-greeting card items, composed of 5 printed documents and 1 physical object. In it are writers, small pamphlets destined to provide the reader with tips on how to write letters and messages to all sorts of people, as well as greeting card catalogs and press. There is also a wall pocket, presumably used to hold cards, that was equally being sold by wholesalers of greeting cards.

Miscellaneous Greeting Cards

The Miscellaneous Greeting Cards sub-subseries contains all cards that are not Valentines. They were either found within the same seller’s scrapbooks as the Valentine cards or were found mixed with the fonds, possibly belonging to a same recipient as the some of the Valentine cards. The other greeting cards take various forms and shapes and typically commemorate an important life event.

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