Thompson, Ian Maclaren, 1896-1981
I. Maclaren Thompson fonds
6.5 cm of textual records
MSS SC 1
Ian Maclaren Thompson was born September 13, 1896 in Harbour
Grace, Newfoundland. His studies at the University of Edinburgh
were interrupted by WWI, in which he served. However, he graduated
in 1920 with his B.Sc., M. B., and Ch.B. He taught anatomy
at McGill University from 1920-27, at the University of California
at Berkeley 1927-36, and at the University of Manitoba, where
he served as head of the department from 1937-1965. He was
made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1947, and
of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1952. Among many other
accomplishments, Thompson was as founding president of the
Canadian Association of Anatomists, chairman of the Canadian
Federation of Biological Sciences, and president of the Manitoba
Museum Association. He died on December 26, 1981 in Winnipeg.
Fonds was part of a large library collection donated to the
University of Manitoba's Neil John Maclean Health Sciences
Library by the Maclaren Thompson Estate in 1982.
Fonds consists mainly of daily dispatches dating from October
1899 to June 1902 sent via the Anglo-American Telegraph Company
to Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. These dispatches contain news
of the Boer War, the Boxer rebellion, and other world news.
There is also a copy of the front page of the Montreal Daily
star dated June 2, 1902, and addressed to W. H. Thompson.
In addition there is a package label from W. H. Thompson &
Co., Chemists and Druggists, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
Finally, the fonds contains an undated letter from Frank Allen
to I. Maclaren Thompson, and a portrait and notice of I.M.
Thompson from the University of Manitoba Medical Journal,
Title based on provenance of the fonds.
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