Collection P172 - John R. Spier Collection

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John R. Spier Collection

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  • 1891 (& 1917) (Creation)
    Spier, John R., 1891-1957

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Photo album, letter and three diplomas.

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John R. Spier (d. 1957) graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University in 1891. He served overseas in WW1. He married Annie J. Hall and they had 3 daughters, Marjorie, b. 1898, Jane, b. 1902 and Winifred b.c. 1906. Annie died in 1918 from Influenza. He later married Lil Spriggings. He practiced medicine in North Hatley, Quebec, and is buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

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Donated in 2010 by his granddaughter Anne Hale Wonham of Toronto.

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The collection contains a photo album of classmates and Annie Hall, and three diplomas McGill MD, CM 1891, Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1891, and the Quebec College of Physicians and Surgeons 1892.

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  • English

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The documents are in English.

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at Advance notice is recommended.

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