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Malloch Family Fonds

Malloch Family Fonds

Physical Description

125 cm of textual records and photographs.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Originally from Ontario, the Malloch family, Archibald Edward Malloch, 1844-1919 and his son Thomas Archibald Malloch, 1887-1953, were closely associated with Sir William Osler. The father, Archibald Edward Malloch, took his training at the University of Glasgow, studying under Joseph Lister who chose him as his house-surgeon in 1868. Malloch practiced mainly in Hamilton, Ontario and helped introduce Lister’s antiseptic principles to North America. His son, Thomas Archibald Malloch, received his M.D., C.M. from McGill University in 1913 and served during World War I. He was a Demonstrator in Medicine at McGill University, 1923-1925. From 1926 until shortly before his death he was Librarian of the New York Academy of Medicine. He wrote several books, including William Harvey, in 1929. Thomas Archibald Malloch was a close friend of Sir William Osler and Lady Osler.

Scope and Content

Fonds documents the Mallochs’ activities related to their medical and literary work. The fonds contains notes, correpondence, commonplace books, account books, material related to publications, family memorabilia, scrapbooks, photographs, telegrams, postcards and certificates.

Finding Aids

Partial online inventory list available.

Custodial History

Received from A.E. Malloch, the son of Thomas Archibald Malloch, from 1974 to 1990. Old accession numbers 252, 385, 430, 483, 573, 639, 822 and 891.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

Retrieval Number




Lister, Joseph
Malloch (family)
Malloch, Archibald Edward, 1844-1919
Malloch, Thomas Archibald, 1887-1953
Osler, Grace Revere
Osler, Sir William - Friends or Relations