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Dr. Ethelbert Reavley in uniform
Dr. Ethelbert Reavley in uniform
PA-2681-1

Ethelbert Reavley fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Patent and inventions. -- 1906-1938
Series 2 Mining interests. -- 1903-1940
Series 3 First World War. -- 1915-1919
Series 4 Medical practice. -- 1898-[1930s]
Series 5 Personal and family papers. -- 1915-[1960s]
Series 6 Photographs. -- [early 1900s-1920s]

Inventory

Series 1 Patents and inventions. -- 1906-1938. -- 4 cm of textual records. -- Reavley was an inventor of medical devices and military devices. He held both British and American patents on some items. Some of his inventions he offered to the military. -- The series consists of correspondence regarding his inventions and patents, as well as letters patent.
M-7083-1 Correspondence re patents and inventions. -- 1906-1924
M-7083-2 Correspondence re patents and inventions. -- 1926-1938
Series 2 Mining interests. -- 1903-1940. -- 5 cm of textual records. -- Reavley was resident in Colorado, USA from about 1901 to 1905 and leased some mining property. He maintained an interest in the mines after he left Colorado. -- The series consists of correspondence re mining.
M-7083-3 Correspondence re mining. -- 1903-1940
Series 3 First World War. -- 1915-1919. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- Reavley was appointed to the Army Medical Corps of the Canadian Army in August 1915, and to the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1916. He was at the time a resident of Steveville, Alberta. He worked first at Sarcee Army Camp in Calgary, then went overseas in 1916. He served as a medical officer in Prisoner of War camps in Britain, and worked on an Ambulance Train in Italy and France. He returned to Canada in 1919. -- The series consists of military certificates, newspaper clippings, etc.
M-7083-4 War documents, orders, newspaper clippings, receipts, notes. -- 1915-1919
M-7083-5 War documents, orders, newspaper clippings, receipts, notes. -- 1915-1919. -- Includes attestation papers.
M-7083-6 War documents, orders, newspaper clippings, receipts, notes. -- 1915-1919
Series 4 Medical practice. -- 1898-[1930s]. -- 24 cm of textual records. -- Consists of Reavley's notebooks of patient histories and record of treatmnet, patient accounts, medical reference material, and a few fragments of corrdspondence.
M-7083-7 Notebooks of patient lists, patient histories and records of treatment.
M-7083-8Notebooks of patient lists, patient histories and records of treatment.
M-7083-9 Notebooks listing diseases, treatments and medical definitions.
M-7083-10 Notebooks listing diseases, treatments and medical definitions.
M-7083-11 Medical journals.
M-7083-12 Micellaneous correspondence.-- [1920s-1930s]
M-7083-13 Patient account book.
M-7083-14 Miscellaneous medical notebooks.
Series 5 Personal and family papers. -- 1915-[1960s]. -- 5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of newspapers and clippings of personal interest, a few items of hispersonal reading material, poetry composed by Reavley, and some family records from after his death.
M-7083-15 Personal reading material.
M-7083-16 Clippngs and newspapers.
M-7083-17 Poems by Reavley. -- 1927
M-7083-18 Correspondence, contracts, income tax forms. -- [1920s-1930s]
M-7083-19 Reavley family miscellany. -- [1950s-1960s]. -- Includes music teaching material, newspaper clippings and poetry.
M-7083-20 Second World War scrapbook. -- [missing since 1995 and the Memories of War, Dreams of Peace exhibit].
M-7083-21 Invoices for White Rose gasoline. -- 1948-1949
Series 6 Photographs. -- [early 1900s-1920s]
PA-2681-(1-7) Photographs. -- [early 1900s]. -- 7 photographs. -- Consists of portraits of Dr. Reavley, nursing sisters during the First World War, Spirit River house, and family members.
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