Abraham Groves fonds Help

Fonds C 303

Abraham Groves fonds

About these records

Abraham Groves fonds
Dates of Creation
1871-1916, [ca.1930]- [ca.1935], [ca.1980]
Physical Description

45 maps

4 centimetres of textual records

13 items of textual records

1 volume of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and acquired by Dr. Abraham Groves relating to his medical practice. There are also records included in the fonds that have been assembled by the donor.

The records include maps, certificates and diplomas, a notebook, a tribute poster, as well as hand-written pages of notes and correspondence pertaining to Dr. Groves' life and medical practice. The maps depict the prevalence of disease on a weekly basis annotated on the back presumably by Dr. Groves. The certificates and diplomas confirm his graduation from the University of Toronto and practicing licences from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Alberta and related courses in the North West Territories, Missouri and Michigan. The notebook reflects the period of his life in school, while the tribute poster highlights his career as a physician and surgeon, noting his achievement of 'firsts' in Ontario.

Also included are handwritten notes describing anecdotal events from his life, possibly written by Ethel Burke Groves, his second wife, and his sister, Catharine Bright. There is also correspondence sent to Dr. Groves from Dr. H. O. Walker writing from Detroit, Michigan.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Abraham Groves (1847-1935) was a physician in Fergus, Ontario.

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Groves, Abraham, 1847-1935

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Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario from a Mr. Graham in 1984. Additional records were acquired in 2005 from Mr. Mel Muir from Ethel Burke Groves, Abraham Groves' second wife with the assistance of Dr. Vivian McAlister.
Associated Material

For associated records regarding Abraham Groves and the Wellington County House of Refuge, consult the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Fergus, Ontario.

Related Material

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Title based on contents of fonds.


Additional accruals are anticipated as part of this collection.

Former Codes

Accession numbers 16477 and 50618.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
C 303-1 Provincial Board of Health Weekly Health Bulletins
C 303-2 Abraham Groves correspondence
C 303-3 Abraham Groves certificates and diplomas
C 303-4 Abraham Groves tribute poster
C 303-5 Abraham Groves notebook
C 303-6 Abraham Groves personal and family file