Fonds MS-13-64 - Ernest Ireson Glenister fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Ernest Ireson Glenister fonds

General material designation

  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

0.5 cm of textual records and graphic material

Publisher's series area

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

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Ernest Ireson Glenister was born in Halifax in 1901. He graduated with a BA from Saint Mary's College in 1920 followed by an MD from Dalhousie Medical School in 1925. He entered a general practice with Dr. Peter Hebb in Dartmouth before establishing his own general practice in 1920, where he remained until 1943, when he moved to Toronto to pursue post-graduate studies. He studied ophthalmology and received his FRCS in 1945. Returning to Halifax, Dr. Glenister set up a specialist practice, retiring in 1974. He also worked at the Glaucoma Clinic in the Victoria General Hospital from 1962-1974. He was an active member in many professional associations, and was the first secretary of the Nova Scotia Society of Ophthalmologists. He died on 27 November 1987.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Peter Glenister, son of Dr. Ernest Glenister, in accession (57-96) in 1996, in accession (2016-045) in 2016, and in accession (2017-008) in 2017.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of: three postcards featuring a photograph of medical residents (ca. 1923/1924) and various diplomas and certificates; two photographs of Dr. Ernest Glenister, dated approximately 1945 and 1960; one photograph of Dalhousie University medical residents, class of 1925.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script note


Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals are possible, but not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Ernest Ireson Glenister fonds, MS-13-64, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area