Fonds MG H 21 - Dr. John Clarence Webster

Title proper

Dr. John Clarence Webster

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents.

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

CA UNB MG H 21

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Date(s)

  • 1896-1897 (Creation)
    Creator
    Webster, Dr. John Clarence, M.D.

Physical description

0.5 cm of textual records
2 photographs : sepia 16 x 10.5 cm

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Name of creator

(1863-1950)

Biographical history

John Clarence Webster, son of James and Roslin Webster, was born in Shediac, New Brunswick on 21 October 1863. Educated at Shediac Grammar School and Mount Allison, Edinburgh, Cincinnati, and Dalhousie universities, he took post graduate studies at Leipzig, Berlin, and Edinburgh. In 1899 he married Alice Kessler Lusk, and they had two sons and one daughter.

Between 1890 and 1896 Webster was first assistant to the professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Edinburgh University, subsequently holding the posts of lecture in Gynecology (McGill University), assistant gynecologist (Royal Victoria Hospital), professor of obstetrics and gynecology (Rush Medical College), and gynecologist-in-chief (Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago). He retired from active practice in 1920, taking up residence in Shediac. During his career, he wrote numerous medical papers as well as articles on various aspects of Maritime history.

Respected by his peers, Webster was named a fellow of several societies including the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Canada, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Gynaecological Society. He also served on the Historical Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and the Council of Education and as vice-president of both the Canadian Historical Association and the New Brunswick Historical Society. Dr. John Clarence Webster died in 1950.

Source: Prominent Men of Canada, 1931-1932

Custodial history

Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Scope and content

This fonds contains five letters to John Clarence Webster from M. I. Stevenson, the mother of Robert Louis Stevenson, which reveal Webster's connection with the Stevenson family and throw light on his possession of the "testimonials" and other items. The fonds also contains a framed memorial and several photos of R. L. Stevenson.

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Source unknown

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No restrictions

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

See also: BC-MS72 Robert Louis Stevenson letters

Related materials

Accruals

General note

Information copied from Archives Canada Database 12 October 2012.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres