File Bell_G - Bell, Gordon

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Bell, Gordon

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  • 1863 - 1923 (Creation)
    Bell, Gordon

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(22 May 1863 - 8 Aug 1923)

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Education: BA(Tor)1887; MD CM(Man)1890

Positions: Prof Bacteriol 1896; Prof Pathol 1905; Prof Bacterol 1916-23

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The Gordon Bell files contains the following materials:
Folder 1:
0. Obit: CMAJ 13:701, 772-773, 1923; (3pp)

1. Copy of student and faculty cards (2pp)

2. Previous catalogue sheet which contains additional material (1p)

3. Gordon Bell, 1863-1923 Toronto Academy of Medicine The Centennial Map, 1967:21 (1p)

4. Gordon Bell, from "Recollections of Medicine and the MMC 1906-1946" by GS Fahrni. c1980 (3pp)

5. Reference sheet re Jan Hoogstraten’s presentation to Centennial Pathology Symposium, 1983 (1p)

6. "Dr Bell Won the Championship", newspaper clipping, nd (1p)

7. Memorial to Dr Gordon Bell is unveiled. News clipping & photo LG Bell & R Matas laying cornerstone of new Gordon Bell School,WFP 20 Aug 1960; MMB #65 1927 (6pp)

8. "Dedicated in memory of Dr GB, after whom our school was named..." B Chimes Mar 1966 (1p)

9. Address by EW Montgomery at unveiling of memorial tablet to Gordon Bell, 1926 (8pp booklet)

10. Letter of announcement for formal presentation of G Bell’s portrait, 21 Feb 1933; EW Montgomery's address 24 Feb 1933 (1p)

11. "My Father - Gordon Bell" by Lennox Gordon Bell, WCQ 23(3 &4):75-96, 1970 (10pp)

12. Memorable Personalities-II: "Gordon Bell-A Friend of all the World" by FT Cadham. UMMJ 21:60-67 1949 (5pp)(2 copies)

13. Gordon Bell Memorial Lecture - Montgomery: "Gordon Bell Physician & Naturalist", Apr 1931 letter re donation of address; review of lecture CMAJ 25:90-91 1931 (3pp+40pp booklet)

14. "Beauties in the Life of late Gordon Bell", typed copy of 1st annual Gordon Bell Lecture by JB Collip Man Free Press 15 Apr 1924 (3pp)

15. "Typhoid Epidemic" by G Bell, 4 Nov 1904. Printed copy of letter from GB to RM Simpson; note on his appt to investigation- Newspaper Aug 15, 1900 (4pp)

16. Biographical notes from ‘a medical history of Manitoba’ by Ruth Monk(?) (original in file #21.10.3) (1p)

17. Mitchell, RM: "Dr. Gordon Bell 1863-1923" MMR 1959 521, 523 (1p)

18. Copy of letter by GB re acne treatment incl short memo re same CMAJ v13 200-201 1923 (1p)

19. Short synopsis of GB’s life, 17 Oct 2006

20. Entry on GB from Dictionary of Canadian Biography On-line (1p)

21. Brief biography from Man Hist Soc website (1p)

MPC 1.0#8 A-G; (D=pencil sketch) (E:oversize); F=7 photos, G=MPC 5.3 #7 (plaque)
See also:
Archives files: 
4.5.4 CPS Gordon Bell Memorial Fund
12.1.6 Gordon Bell painting and bust
Certificates in cupboard (list in folder #2) 

Folder 2:
1. Certificate of Registration 17 June 1891 - #233 signed by JS Gray (1p)

2. Dominion of Canada Passport signed & granted by Governor General the Earl of Aberdeen 4 Jul 1896 (1p)

3. Photocopy of G Bell’s appointment as Provincial Bacteriologist 1 April 1897 (1p)

4. College of Physicians & Surgeons of the North-West Territories of Canada certificate allowing G Bell to practice Physic, Surgery & Midwifery in the North-West Territories, 3 July 1905 (1p oversize)

5. List of certificates and documents held with location noted (see Archives cupboard for large ones) (1p)
Folder 3:
Typed copy of his son LG Bell’s Fox Lake, an informal history 2 38-paged copies.

Second copy also includes 1 more page of text plus original pictures:
p39 text plus memorial tablet to GB at Fox Lake

p40 2 colour photos of Fox Lake

p41 2 colour photos of Fox Lake

p42 2 colour potos of 15 foot-bottom of Fox Lake

p43 GB with unknown male in Vienna

p44 GB in apron (in office?) Xmas 1903

p45 2 group photos : Paddy, Donald & assorted schoolgirls 1920; The Lemon Family at Big Ben

p46 2 group photos: one in winter, one is spring or fall - no-one identified

p47 2 photos of cottage at Fox Lake, one with people on the front steps

p48 2 photos: one of turkey buzzard at zoo like the one spotted at Onion Lake; a porcupine

p49 1 photo: of a waterfall

p50: 1 photo: of a water wheel with roof

p51: 1 photo: closeup of GB with paddle in a canoe

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His son is Lennox (Buzz) Gordon Bell

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