The Sir William Osler Collection, distinct from the Bibliotheca, is an extensive archival holding of Osler's correspondence (including eighteen hundred original letters), daybooks, accounts, engagement books, legal documents, book invoices, membership certificates, notebooks, lectures, addresses, newspaper clippings, photographs, books with manuscript additions, and miscellaneous loose items formerly inserted into individual books in his library. The collection also contains various family papers, including correspondence of Lady Grace Revere Osler and Edward Revere Osler.
Fonds contains a casebook by Mrs. J.A. Parks who received training at the Montreal Maternity Hospital from 1 March to 30 May 1888. The fonds includes the casebook, a letter of certification of attendance at lectures and a certified copy of registration of marriage.
Fonds shows A. R. Prendergast's 1902 work in histology course given by Professor George Wilkins and his Lecturer N.D. Gunn. It contains a histological sketching book with coloured pencil drawings from Prendergast.
Fonds contains Frederick Holland Mackay's lecture notes from several courses of medicine for the session 1910-1911. They are W.F. Hamilton on medicine, H.A. Lafleur on the respiratory system, C.F. Martin on neurology and F.G. Finlay on heart conditions. The fonds includes one student notebook with an inscription from W.W. Francis and Mackay to W.W. Francis.
The fonds includes two McGill University hand-books, 1913-1914 and 1914-1915 with brief notes referring to his activities as a student; three booklets of notes taken in Embryology, [191?], Histology, 1914 and one [unspecified] booklet of notes, [191?]. A newspaper clipping from the Chronicle: “The Kaiser and the Lusitania: Torpedoed against his wishes,” August 13, 1917; inventory from the Imperial War Museum of “The Papers of Mrs. G. S. Prichard” (mother to Prichard) relating to the correspondence between Mrs. Prichard and survivors of the Lusitania in search for news of her son during the sinking; Royal Bank of Canada Pass Book from Ewing, Alberta with records of Prichard’s cheque book activities from 1912-1914; a letter detailing investments (on McGill letterhead) dated January 22, 1914, is included inside the Royal Bank Pass Book.
Fonds contains lecture notes taken by Robert Struthers at McGill Medical College in 1881-1882, including notes on Pathology, Surgery and Ophthalmology. Lecturers include Robert Palmer Howard, Sir Thomas Roddick and Sir William Osler. There is also a case report by Struthers. The fonds includes two notebooks and a case report.
The fonds documents John Bell's activities related to his medical studies at McGill in Surgery, Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine, as well as his work as a private physician in Montreal. The fonds consists of notebooks, a photocopy of his MS McGill medical thesis, letters from his personal and professional life, one of his medical kits, receipts from merchants, various subscriptions, societies and clubs. The fonds also contains various reprints of Bell's articles, including the 1878 article, "Case of Diphtheria, Acute Laryngeal Symptoms", as well as the City of Montreal's "Mortality of Montreal" – a list of all deaths in Montreal in January 1878.
The fonds consists of one 9 x 12" (23 x 30.5 cm) envelope containing a box of lecture tickets, testimonials and receipts collected by Dr. Walter J. McInnes MD 1865. The cards were issues between 1862 and 1865 and as is customary, they contain certification of Dr. McInnes' attendance and his assistance in a number of courses.