File Mitchell_RB - Mitchell, Rosslyn Brough

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The Rosslyn Brough Mitchell file contains the following material:
Folder 1
0. Obits: WFP 12 &20 Dec 1972; Tribune 12 Dec 1972; CMAJ 108:621 1973 & burial from Anat letters; Bull v7(15) 10 Jan 1973 (6pp)

1. Previous catalogue pages, Faculty questionnaire, faculty & student cards; display card (4pp+1 card)

2. Dedication to RBM on his retirement, WCQ 23 (3-4) 1970 (4pp)

3. 2 biog articles of RBM by Dr. Eleanor Black: typescript May 1973; UMMJ 51: 111-2 1981; “Profiles: Dr RB Mitchell" photocopies from San Brd Man News Bull Sept 1960; ad for draft biog sketch (6pp)

4. "Dr. Ross Mitchell - Historical Bibliography" compiled by N Pohorecky 1966;see also: Folder 2 item 1 (3pp)

5. "Life of Rosslyn Brough Mitchell", autobiography, typescript, incl note from JB Mitchell, WWI reminiscences; mentions: DA Stewart, JR Davidson, AM Campbell, JA Gunn, Digby Wheeler, SW Prowse, JR Mitchell, TG Hamilton, AA Murray; JD McQueen; MR MacCharles; AF Menzies; (13pp)

6. Photocopies of title page & dedications from “Mitchell Room Catalogue” 1966; & Asklepios 1971 (5pp)

7.Material dealing with honorary fellowship in United College: WFP report 23 Oct 1968; typescript of presentation by CJ Robson; Program booklet for 1st Annual Autumn Convocation Oct 22, 1968; MMR v48(10) Dec 1968 (5pp+1booklet)

8. Material dealing with honorary LLD, Univ Man: copy of presentation by CHA Walton; short summary of his career by Dean’s office; order of Proceedings; newspaper report; Wpg Trib and WFP both Jan 1956 (9pp)

9. Material on Mitchell’s fight to save a green space: Mitchell, JR “Alexandra Park - Johnston Park” UMMJ 51: 61-9 1981; “One man’s fight for a park” Tribune 28 & 31 Jan 1967; (10pp)

10. Material re Dedication of Ross Mitchell Room in the Medical Library, 1965: “U of M’s rare book room named for Ross Mitchell” Wpg Tribune 4 Nov 1965; no source 1965; “Provincial news - Manitoba” CMAJ v93, 11 Dec 1965; Invitation card; Programme; “Dedication of the Ross Mitchell Room” MMR 45: 662-3 1965; “The Ross Mitchell Room” address by IM Thompson (11pp)

11. List of rare books donated by RB Mitchell to Medical Library (1p)

12. Hall of Fame award from the Red River Valley Historical Society - Alumni J Winter/69 (1p)

13. “Mitchell named head of medical association” WFP Sept 10, 1931

14. Reviews of his book Medicine in Manitoba and article on "Dr. Cheadle in Western Canada (1862-1863)" Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2pp)

15. 1969 Letter from RBM to A Kerr re donation by Dr A Gowron of photographs (MPC 2.0 #12 and MPC 3.6 #36) (1p)

16. Letter from Editor, BMJ to RBM re photographs to illustrate articles on Canada 1930 (1p)

17. Corres Mitchell/Tyre re Dr. M O’Brien (Saddlebag Surgeon) (2pp)

18. “Report of Committee on Archives [MMA] from MMR 20:183 1940 (1p)

19. “Notes on early medical men of Manitoba by Archbishop Matheson” typescript with handwritten note from Matheson “Make what use you like of this” on back of p2**. incl brief biographies of Drs. J Bunn, Beddome, JT Cowan, CJ Bird, JC Schultz, JS Lynch, AG Jackes, HH Higginson, D Young (2pp)

20. Copies rec’d from Jim Mitchell of RBM’s handwritten notes on: (19pp)


  • Alexander Ross - extensive biography, incl early Winnipeg history, also mentions John Black, John Wesley Bond, a number of the Ross children, land deed to City of Winnipeg with its proviso (pp1-9)
  • Lord Dufferin, - extensive biography incl account of official visit to Manitoba , also mentions Ambrose Lepine (pp10-19)

21. Letter from Jim Mitchell re RBM’s material (2pp)

22. “Newly-elected president of MMA” MMB (1931) 123:3 (1p)

23. Cover with his picture MMR v48(10) Dec 1968 (1p)

24. 2 letters of thanks from MJ Ormerod 1955 and AM Kerr 1969 (2pp)

25. Note on RBM's literary skill re series of articles on Winnipeg BMJ May 1930, 1:834 (1p)

26. "The Honorary Presidents' Competition" established by RBM UMMJ v14(1) 1942 (1p)
See also:


  • **Letter Archbishop Matheson/Mitchell re CJ Bird in CJ Bird file 21.9
  • HH Chown common book with additional notes by RBM in HH Chown file #21.9
  • Manitoba Authors’ Collection in NJM
  • RBM's war diary, WWI

Note:

  • winner of Dr JS Hutchinson Gold Medal, 1906
  • his son is James Rosslyn Mitchell

Folder 2
1. Bibliography (2pp)

2. Typewritten bibliography with ticks indicating reprint in file-250 entries 15 in files, 51 ticked. (8pp)

3. Typescripts:


  • "William Hunter", read 2 Feb 1927 to The Osler Society, Winnipeg (pp1-9)
  • "John Hunter" possibly a speech in 1928 (pp10-18)
  • "Remembrance Day - Manitoba Sanatorium, November eleven, 1938 (pp19-20)
  • "Medical Amenities in the Eighteenth Century or The Hunter-Monto Controversy" read before the Winnipeg Medical society (1939?) (pp21-33)
  • "New Old Books" 1958 (pp34-42)
  • "Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Early Winnipeg" read before the annual meeting of the Section of Obs & Gyn, Winnipeg Medical Society 15 Feb 1960 (pp43-48)
  • "Dr. Speechley and Mosquito Control" (1965?) (pp49-57)
  • "Manitoba Anatomists" (pp58-74)
  • Dr. John Christian Schultz, Patriot of Troublemaker?" red before the Meridian Lodge No 140 AF & AM 18 Sept 1969 (pp75-82)
  • "50th Anniversary of the Coming of Shoal Lake Water to Greater Winnipeg", 29 March 1969 (pp83-93)
  • "Report of the Maternal Mortality Committee" 11 September 1928 (pp94-98)
  • "Histories of Canadian Hospitals; Winnipeg General Hospital" (pp99-100)
  • "Safeguarding Motherhood The Winnipeg Genreal Hospital Maternity Wards 1888-1950 Official Opening og the Maternity Pavilion 26 April 1950" (pp101-107)

Folder 3:
1. Manitoba Reprints:
Manitoba Medical Association Bulletin (MMB) v13 1933

  • "Winnipeg's First Murder Trial" v13(1):373,375 (pp1-2)
  • "Smallpox among the Indians" v13(1):375-376,378-379 (pp2-4)
  • "The late Dr. H.A. Husband" v13(2):403 (p5)
  • Guy's Hospital and Canada v13(3):421-422 (p6)
  • "Troops on the Red" v13(4):48-449 (pp7-8)
  • Address to Graduates in Medicine, University of Manitoba" v13(5):483-484,486 (pp9-10)
  • "The Rebellion of 1885, Medical Arrangements of the Campaign" v13(6):498-500 (pp11-12)
  • "Dr. John McLoughlin" v113(7):522-523; v13(8):552, 554,556 (pp13-17)
  • "The Doctors of the First Red River Settlers" v13(9):579-580 (p18)
  • "Alexander Mackenzie as a Doctor" v13(10)1933:594-595 (pp19-20)
  • "First White Child in the North-West v13(11)1933:621-622 (pp21-22)
  • "Medical Relief for Indigent Patients One Hundred Years Ago" v1312)1933:650-653 (pp23-26)

Manitoba Medical Association Review (MMR)

  • "Student from Red River Colony Awarded Edinburgh Medical Degree!" (Alexander Rowand) v15 1935:18-20 (pp27-28)
  • "The Obstetrical Forceps" v17(5) May 1937:85-87 (pp29-30)
  • "Life Piled on Life 2nd Annual David A Stewart Lecture on 12 Feb 1941" v21(5)May 1941:85-89 (2 copies) (pp31-40)
  • "Maternity Hospitals of Greater Winnipeg" v26(5)May 1946:274-277 (pp41-42)
  • "Trends in Manitoba Group Practice" Part 1 v47(12) Dec 1967:567-570 (pp43-46)
  • "Trends in Manitoba Group Practice" Part 2 v48(2) Feb 1968:62-64 (pp47-49)
  • "A Centennial Medical Calendr (Manitoba) 1867-1967", v49(3)Mar 1969:86-89 (pp50-53)
  • "How Winnipeg Waged War on Typhoid Fever" v49(5) May 1969:166-167 (pp54-55)

Winnipeg Clinic Quarterly (WCQ)

  • Manitoba Medical Journals 1967:pp9-19 (1 booklet of 11pp) (p56 )

Folder 4
Other Journals:
1. Canadian Medical Association Journal:

  • "The Use of Pituitary Extract and Scopolamine-Morphine in Obstetrics", May 1921 1st2pp (p1)
  • "William Hunter's Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus" 1927 v16:1379-1383 (6pp booklet) (p2)
  • "The Prevention of Maternal Mortality in Manitoba" 1928 v19:292-296 (6pp booklet) (p3)
  • "The Hospitals and Nursing Missions of Greater Winnipeg" 1930 v22:861-866 (8pp booklet) (p4)
  • "Manitoba's Educational Institutions" 1930 v22:705-708 (4pp booklet) (p5)
  • "British and Canadian Medical Associations Annual Meeting: Winnipeg, August, 1930, Historical Sketch of Manitoba" 1930 v22:466-468 (4pp booklet) (p6)
  • "Dr. John Rae, Arctic Explorer, and his Search for Franklin" 1930 v28:85-90 (8pp booklet) (p7)
  • "The Manitoba Medical College 1883-1933" 1933v29:549-552 (4pp booklet) (p8)
  • "The Early Doctors of Manitoba" 1935 v32:690-693, and v33:89-94 (12pp booklet) (p9)
  • "Medical Services in the North-West Rebellion of 1885" 1949 v60:518-521 (2pp booklet (p10)
  • "Sir James Hector" 1952 v66:497-499 (2pp booket) (p11)
  • "The Progress of an Idea: The Story of the Winnipeg Clinic Research Institute" 1966 v94:132-137 (6pp booklet) (p12)

2. Canadian Journal of Surgery


  • "History of Canadian Surgery: Manitoba Surgical Pioneers: James Kerr (1849-1911) and HH Chown (1859-1944)" 1960 July v3:281 (5pp) (pp1-5)
  • "Iceland's Gift to Canadian Medicine" 1961 Jan v4:145-151 (4pp) (pp6-7)
  • "Alexander Hugh Ferguson 1853-1911" 1963 Jan v6:1-4 (2pp booklet) (p8)
  • "Dr. Clarence Webster (1863-1950)" 1963 Oct v6:407-413 (4pp booklet) (p9)
  • "James Kerr, 1848-1911 and Harry Hyland Kerr. 1881-1963: Pioneer Canadian-American Surgeons" 1966 July v9:213-220 (6pp booklet) (p10)
  • "John Harrison O'Donnell, M.D. (1838-1912)" 1967 Oct v10:399-402 (2pp booklet) (p11)
  • "Manitoba Anatomists" 1968 April v11:123-134 (8pp booklet) (p12)

3. The Beaver


  • "Doctor John Bunn" Dec 1938 (2pp) (p1)
  • "Acorus Calamus" Spring 1968 (3pp) (pp3-5)

4. Canadian Public Health Journal


  • "The Development of Public Health in Manitoba" (5pp) (pp1-5)

5. Canadian Public Health Association


  • The Development of Public Health in Canada, 1940 "Public Health in Manitoba" (12pp) (pp1-12)

6. Historical Bulletin (Calgary Associate Clinic Quarterly)


  • Physicians in Canadian History- V: "Doctor Alexander Rowland 1816(?)-1889" v7(4) Feb 1943 (8pp booklet) (p1)
  • "The History of Canadian Medical Schools II: Manitoba's Medical School" v12(4) Feb 1948 (6pp) (pp2-6)

7. Bulletin of the History of Medicine


  • "Doctor Cheadle in Western Canada 1862-1863" v8(1) Jan 1940 (pp1-5) (pp1-5)

8. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • "The Measuring Line, The Decline in Maternal Mortality in Canada and Reasons Therefor" v73(6):June 1997:1201-1205 (4pp booklet) (p1)

MPC 1.0 #169; (35mm slide of this photo found in JR Mitchell 21.9 file)
MPC 4.3 #137

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