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Ada Funnell fonds

Media Type: 
Textual record
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
F01563
STEM Field: 
Medicine
Description: 
The fonds consists of a few pieces of correspondence pertaining to Dr. Funnell's death as well as her certification by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; plus a crayon portrait of her as a young woman. There are also certificates and diplomas from her time at Queen's Univeristy, notebooks containing medicinal recipes, autographs and bible studies, and photographs of Ada and her sister Rose. Also included are two syringe cases, with syringes, a silver prescription scale by Dr. C.H. Fitch and a portable electro-medical apparatus, patented by A. Gaiffe, philosophical instrument maker.
Biography/Administrative History: 
Dr. Ada Funnell matriculated in Arts at Queen's University in 1882. She went on to become one of four women doctors to graduate from Queen's University Medical College in 1887. During her time at Queen's she was awarded scholarships every year. After graduation she went to New York for the period of one year in order to pursue post graduate work and upon her return to Canada she went into practice in Hamilton, Ontario. Within two years returned home to Trenton, where her ailing parents were residing, in order to care for them. Dr. Ada Funnell dies in december of 1904.
Date(s): 
1880-1895
Extent: 
0.12 m of textual records, 4 photographs, 4 objects
Province: 
ON
Hosting Institution: 
Queen's University
Collection Contact: 
archives@queensu.ca
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