Title: View of the Desjardins Canal with Two Men in the Foreground
Location: Dundas (Ont.)
Date: Barrie, Weston, Toronto Period (1864-1870)
Physical Description: image.photograph.black and white
11.9 x 17.2 cm including borders
11.0 x 16.1 cm excluding borders
Image Number: CUS_032-039_P
Description: A view of the Desjardins Canal with two men in the foreground. The Desjardins Canal once led from the city of Dundas to Lake Ontario. As a young naturalist, William Osler took samples from the canal in search of freshwater polyzoa in the spring of 1867; he later recounted this experience in the paper, “Canadian Fresh-Water Polyzoa” which was read before the Natural History Society in Toronto on January 29, 1876.
Notes: Chap I. (p. 27) 1857. Desjardin [sic] Canal. (transcribed from an accompanying note)
See Harvey Cushing, The Life of Sir William Osler (1925), volume 1, p. 45 for the relevant section of Osler's resulting paper, "Canadian Fresh-Water Polyzoa."
Subject Dundas (Ont.)
Subject Canals
Subject Men's clothing
Subject Desjardins Canal (Ont.)
Publisher: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
is Part Of: Cushing Collection

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