University of Manitoba University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections Archives & Special Collections UM Libraries
About the U of M Contact Information Maps Faculties myUMinfo



Thompson, Ian Maclaren, 1896-1981

I. Maclaren Thompson fonds

1899-1902, 1965

6.5 cm of textual records


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, October 1965.

Title based on provenance of the fonds.

There are no restrictions on this material.

No finding aid available.