File Chown_HH - Chown, Henry Havelock

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Chown, Henry Havelock

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Scope and content

The Henry Havelock Chown files contain the following material:

  1. Obits: MMR 24(11):328, Nov 1944; BMJ ii:836, 23 Dec 1944; Doctor & Friend (no source); CMAJ v51(6) Dec 1944 (4pp)
  2. Previous catalogue sheet (1p)
  3. Copy from faculty card file (1p)
  4. Career outline from library 27 June 1942 (1p)
  5. Letter to J Halpenny giving dates of HC Service at Man Med Coll 11 Sept 1922 (3pp)
  6. Biographical sketches: Acad Med, Toronto, Centennial map, 1967; from Man Anatomists by RB Mitchell Can J Surg 11:123-124, Apr 1968; unattributed source; HH Chown 1859-1944 Centennial (Historical) Program 1883-1983 Univ Man, Fac Med May 1983; "Reminiscences" by GS Fahrni (8pp)
  7. I first saw by The Wanderer in one of the Wpg papers 12 Feb 1921 (2pp)
  8. Medical referee fifty years Great West Life Assurance Company Bulletin July 1942 (1p)
  9. HHC, interview by Mrs. George (Mary B.) Ryan, Wpg, 19 July 1939 (2 copies) (8pp)
  10. "A Biographical Lyric" communicated by Wm Shakespeare(sic). Feb 16 1919 "On the occasion of Dr Chown's sixtieth birthday" (3pp)
  11. Letter to Dr MacLeod answering his request for yet another picure of HHC & stating opinion that the Med Fac would never have sufficient money to "duplicate the Deans in oil" (1p)
  12. First lithotomy operation: news clipping from 18 Mar 1935; from MMR 15(6):5, 1935; HHC’s 19 Mar 1935 letter; letter from D Swartz to AM Kerr 1 Aug 1969 (4pp)
  13. Copy of letter from Laura Goodman Salvorson to HHC & reply asking if she might dedicate her book The Viking Heart (note: originals in pocket of LGS’s book in Manitobas Authors in NJM) (3pp)
  14. Corres AM Kerr & HB Chown re HHC materials in Archives incl copies of news clippings: "Medical students honor their dean" (c1903); "Honors Dr Chown" (16 June 1909); "Dr H.H. Chown" (WFP 13 Oct 1944) (3 letters & page of clippings) 1979
  15. Material on naming of Chown Building and plaque dedication (4pp)
  16. Original copy of “Phrenological Character of HH Chown given by Prof OS Fowler 12 Oct 1876 (9pp)
  17. Honorary life membership certificate from Great West Life Men’s Club 13 Oct 1938 (1p)
  18. Resolution passed by Bd of Directors Great West Life Assurance at HHC’s death. 17 Oct 1944 (1p)
  19. Envelope written by HHC to his son HBC 9 July 1920 (no contents) (1 envelope)
  20. Clipping of picture and biography from Ferguson’s One Hundred Years of Surgery (4pp)
  21. Academic Hood for Honorary degree from Queen’s 1903 (1hood)
  22. Biog entries from Who’s who & why: a biographical dictionary... of Canada, etc, 1914; Morgan’s The Canadian men and women of the time, 2nd ed 1912
  23. Copy of Dr. Henry H. Chown, biography by Patricia J. Saunderson (72pp)
  24. Photo of page dated "Nov 3, 1899 (copied May 18/08) by Dr. chown Wpg" on "Germ Life" (1p)
    Father of Henry Bruce Chown
    LLD (Queens) 1903
    Folder 2
  25. The Descendants of Roger Chown and Sarah Thorn by WF Chown, Ottawa 1941 (96pp book)
  26. Corrections made by HHC before publication of the above plus Corrections and recent happenings (9pp)
    Folder 3
  27. Letter: WH Smith to R Monk re copy of address HHC made before Wpg Med Society 17 Sept 1915 (1p)
  28. Letter: HHC to RB Mitchell re RBM’s brochure The Early Doctors of Manitoba (1p)
  29. Copy of address “Medical Men and Medicine in Early Years in Western Canada” paper read before Wpg Med Society 17 Sept 1915.
    Those mentioned include:
    Peter Romulus; Mr. Hutchins; Isaac Cowie; Mr Edwards; Peter LaSerre; Dr James White; Abel Edwards; John Bunn; William Cowan; Curtis J Bird; Dr JH O’Donnell; Dr James Lynch; Dr. A.G. Jackes; Dr. E Benson; John Christian Schultz; Dr WM Simpson; Dr John McLaughlin; Dr Gardiner; Dr Tolmie; Dr Kennedy; Dr McLaughlin Jr; Dr Richardson; Dr John Rae; Dr Elisha Kane; Dr Fred A Cook; Dr Todd; Dr Hamblin; Dr Hector; Dr Helmchen; Surgeon Allen; Surgeon Major Tonny; Asst Surgeons Shaw, Robertson, & Chatterton; Dr Codd; Dr Neilson; Dr Bigsby; Dr Millman; Dr TJW Menzies; Dr Jackes; Dr Bell (20pp booklet)
  30. "The Early Doctors of the First Red River Settlers". Those mentioned include: Dr Abel Edwards; Dr Thomas McKeevor; Dr Laserre; Dr James White; Dr Wilkinson; (3pp)
  31. HHC’s book of notes on early medical men in western Canada (handwritten)(1-24pp notebook + extra page at beginning of the "N")
  32. "The Founders of the Manitoba Medical College", an interview 22 Nov 1937 with HHC by Mary Ryan (Mrs George Ryan) (5pp booklet)
    Folder 4
  33. "Diary of Henry Havelock Chown" 15 Feb 1882-13 July 1882 (pp15-16 missing from diary) (121pp)
  34. Transcript of above by M Buchanan (67pp)
    Folder 5:
  35. HHC Scrapbook. Includes the following: (The press clippings are very fragile)
    • a) President’s Address to Can Med Assn by HHC Montreal Med J Sept 1901
    • b) Programme of CMA, Winnipeg 28 - 30 Aug 1901 (gives list of all papers presented)
    • c) Press clippings of convention from Man Free Press and The Telegram - extensive coverage of many of the papers read; functions held; incl report on JR Jones' paper, Pres HH Chown's address, brief accounts of J McKenty's, AJ Macdonnell's, JH Hutchinson's, FF Wesbrook's papers; interview with DH Wilson (founder); treatments of epidemics also discussed (small pox, typhoid, cerebral spinal meningitis); welcome address by Dr. JH O'Donnell;
    • d) Sundry invitations etc
    • e) Press clippings from University Day at Queen’s University when HHC received LLD
    • f) Queen’s University Kingston Canada, Installation of Principal Gordon and Jubilee of the Medical Faculty Programme 1903
    • g) Envelope of invitations for events at the Installation etc
      Folder 6:
  36. Quotation Book of HHC (3.5x5x.5 book)
  37. Notes on British Museum 27 April 1882 and on the House of Commons 23 May 1882 (pencil) (3.75x6.25x.25 notebook)
  38. Canadian passport issued 1930 and visas to Mexico 1937
  39. The Birthday Scripture Text Book - includes family, associates & acquaintances’ birth dates; also some death dates. (2.74x4x.5 leather book)
  40. Medical notes in small red Great West Life Assurance notebook
  41. Miscellaneous notes in Hudson’s Bay Company Good Spirits notebook
  42. Black notebook, 3.825x6x.25, contains notes on Botany, Mechanics, Philology, Medea & Cicero made by HHC while at Victoria College 1874-1877
  43. Methodist hymn-book, 1882 signed by HHC and found in his cigar box (Artifacts #91)

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres