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William Boyman Howell Fonds

William Boyman Howell Fonds

Physical Description

0,5 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

William B. Howell was born in England and educated there and in Montreal, where he received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill University in 1896. He practiced in Montreal, and during the First World War he worked overseas with the Field Ambulance Service. In 1918, he was appointed as the first full-time anesthetist to the Royal Victoria Hospital. Howell retired to England in 1937, where he pursued his avocation in literature and history. He was the author of a history of medicine in Canada (1933) and of a biography of Dr. F.J. Shepherd.

Scope and Content

The fonds documents William B. Howell’s poetry. The fonds contains a bound typescript of poems with two drawings by W.W. Francis.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Old accession number 294


The documents are in English

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

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Howell, William Boyman, 1873-1947
Poetry - Doctors