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Penfield, Wilder, 1891-1976
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George Edward Tremble Fonds

  • CA OSLER P056
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1935

Fonds contains G.E. Tremble's notes on the anatomy of the ear from lectures by Professor Ruttin at the University of Edinburgh in 1924, a letter from Dr. Wilder Penfield and a photograph of a case of 1935. The fonds includes a notebook, a letter and a photograph.

Tremble, George Edward, 1896-1977

Jefferson Lewis Collection

  • CA OSLER P190
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1860] – 1981; predominantly 1907-1981.

This collection is divided into material either by, or about, Wilder Graves Penfield. The material was collected by Lewis in order to write his biography. The fonds also includes materials associated with Mr. Lewis' writing of the biography.

The Penfield material is organized by family member, with the largest portion belonging to Wilder Penfield and his wife Helen Penfield. This material is largely personal in nature. It consists of originals and photocopies of diaries, as well as personal correspondence between Penfield and his wife, family photographs, and ephemera from a variety of social and professional events. There is also a small selection of personal correspondence between family members.

Lewis created drafts, revisions, letters concerning the development of the screenplay, and research material. Correspondence between Lewis and the family is contained in the material covering personal family matters.

Lewis, H. Jefferson, 1951-

Kate Williams Fonds

  • CA OSLER P217
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1982

The fonds contains chiefly of family correspondence between members of the Penfield and Chester families, as well as clippings and correspondence regarding Wilder Penfield's autobiography "No Man Alone" and correspondence regarding posthumous honours for Wilder Penfield. Family correspondence includes a 1917 letter from Helen Kermott (later Helen Kermott Penfield) accepting Wilder Penfield's marriage proposal. Much of the family correspondence is between Wilder and Helen Penfield and their daughter Priscilla and her husband William M. (Bill) Chester Jr., as well as Bill Chester's parents William (Sr.) and Alice Chester. There are incoming letters and many carbon copies of outgoing letters. A series of 1949 letters congratulates the young couple (Bill Chester and Priscilla Penfield) on their engagement. One letter is also between Wilder Penfield and George Chester. A few materials are related to posthumous honours for Wilder Penfield, such as the naming of a building after him at John Abbott College (letter to Wilder Penfield Jr.) and a 1982 speech given by Priscilla at the Penfield Children's Center (typescript copy). There is also correspondence between Bill Chester and William Feindel. One 1976 carbon copy of a letter (1976) details the period following the death of Priscilla's father, Wilder Penfield, while the couple was in Japan. Materials related to "No Man Alone" include clippings from journals and newspapers of reviews and book announcements, as well as two copies of the book jacket and some related correspondence.

Williams, Kate

Penfield, Wilder

• Correspondence, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1969
• Letters discussing possible nominations to Royal Society of London of Canada, 1969
• Reprints, biographical sketches
• Program from Memorial Meetings for Dr. Penfield, October 29, 1976.

Reid, William Lister

Letter of thanks from Dr. Reid to Wilder Penfield.; Newpaper clipping announcing his engagement to Mary Thompson Ferguson, November 25, 1938

Reid, William Lister