Letters, Diaries & Papers
Bill's Story - A short story covering the adventures of a young boy who is lost and trying to get home. This story was written by Frederick Banting for his son William.
The Early Story of Insulin - A story summarizing the trials and tribulations of the discovery of insulin. Excerpts from a speech delivered by Frederick Banting on October 11, 1934 at the dedication of the Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Eskimos - A story that Banting heard from a former RCMP officer about the journey of an RCMP corporal, constable, and a Roman Catholic priest through the Arctic. The story begins with Banting discussing relationships, marriages, and the physiological and psychological needs of humans.
Letter From Moscow - A letter from Moscow by Frederick Banting, three pages to his mother and one to his son. Describes a parade, his meeting with Dr. Pavlov, and his impressions of Russia and its people. The envelope is addressed to "Master William Banting, 78 Grosvenor St., Toronto".
Letters from Professor Frantisek Lenoch - A letter from Professor Frantisek Lenoch, M.D. to Lady Banting concerning the minting of twenty-five silver medal effigies of Banting and Best. There is a second letter discussing the death of a colleague, Wallace Graham.
Miscellaneous Notes - A small collection of Frederick Banting's notes. Included in this collection are more observations of the Eskimos, a small collection of poems, some philosophical discussion, ideas for future stories, and notes to himself.
Nobel Lecture on Diabetes & Insulin - Photocopy of Frederick Banting's Nobel Lecture (1925) on diabetes and insulin. Describes the history of the research and his own contribution. Also contains Nobel Lecture by J.J.R. Macleod in the same year.
Observations About Writing - Frederick Banting's observations about writing and the modesty of authors.
Postcard Sent By Unknown Author To Banting - A postcard sent to Frederick Banting from Toronto in 1925 by an unknown author. The postcard is a picture of 2 women and a child outside a log cabin.
Short Story - "Babish" - An unfinished story submitted by Cecilia Long to Doubleday Canada in 1967. Page 1 is a rejection letter from Doubleday Canada. This item consists of several unfinished and unrelated chapters: pages 2, 3-9, 10-19, 20-23, 24-26, and 27-35.
Short Story - "Duluth" - A tragic short story (possibly an unfinished novel) written by Frederick Banting circa 1940. Set in 16th century France, the main character kills the son of the Duke and fearing retribution, ventures to Canada to work with the Jesuits.
Short Story - "Little Nigger" - The adventures of a small boy who befriends strangers while travelling around the world. Originally a collection of adventures that Banting wrote for his son, William. Page 38 is dated January 26, 1940 and was written in London, England.
Two Postcards - One postcard is a brief letter from Banting thanking his sister for a birthday present. The other is a souvenir from his trip to Russia.
The Story of Insulin - The Story of Insulin, Written by Sir Frederick Banting.
The Banting Homestead Deeds and Tickets - A series of Deeds and Tickets for the property on which the Banting Homestead is located. The Deeds date from 1828 to 1891 when William Thompson Banting, Sir Frederick's Father, purchased the property.
A Series of Postcards - A Series of Postcards sent by Frederick Banting to various relatives and friends.
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