Fonds 98-014 - Larry Turner fonds

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Larry Turner fonds

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  • 1960-1996 (Creation)
    Larry Turner

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5 m 25 cm of textual records
ca. 627 photographs

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Larry Turner was born in Toronto in 1951. He graduated with a B.A. in History and Canadian Studies from Trent University in 1976, and completed his Master's degree at Queen's University in 1984. Turner was a well-known Ontario historian. He published nine books: Rideau with J. de Visser, Ernestown: Rural Spaces, Urban Places, Perth: Tradition and Style in Eastern Ontario, Voyage of a Different Style, Merrickville: The Jewel on Rideau, etc. and wrote a number of articles. After completing several research reports for Parks Canada on the history of the Rideau and Tay Canals, Turner compiled the extensive Rideau Canal Bibliography, 1972-1992. He also wrote several biographies for Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Between 1987 and 1994, he was principal historian with the Commonwealth Historical Management Ltd. of Perth and Vancouver. In 1995 he began operating his own research, publishing and consulting firm, Petherwin Heritage.Turner was past chairman of the Friends of the Rideau, and a member of the Canadian Canal Society, Ontario Historical Society, and the Merrickville Heritage Foundation and Historical Society. Larry Turner died 26 August 1996.

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This fonds was created by Larry Turner and was in his custody until donated to Trent University Archives by his brother-in-law Don Canning.

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This fonds consists primarily of research materials relevant to Larry Turner's books and activities. The fonds also contains personal correspondence, as well as research and work- related correspondence. Approximately 627 photographs, mostly of random locations in Ontario, are included in this fonds. Fonds includes 9 diaries written by Turner between 1977 and 1985.

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Fonds acquired from Don Canning.


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SERIES A: Research and publications

SERIES B: Personal materials

SERIES C: Photos

SERIES D: Pamphlet collection

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On shelf at beginning of collection: wooden box containing 9 Diaries kept by Turner. Diaries date from 1977-1985.

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SERIES A: Research and publications

Loyalists and related research

Box 1


1: Michael Grass: research materials: including photocopies of his letters and original documents as well as photocopies of various source materials; Cataraqui United Church Cemetery Gravestone transcriptions; pictures of Grass family tomb stones

2: Michael Grass: research materials: Mainly L. Turner's research notes ( some notes relate to Van Alstine); bibliographic references; and DCB entry written by L. Turner; correspondence

3: Typescript Michael Grass: A Loyalist Founder of Kingston, 1783-1784 by L. Turner, 1985

4: Van Alstine: general research notes, bibliography

5: Van Alstine: photocopies of research articles, includes research on Van Alstines's mill in Glenora, Ontario

6: Larry Turner's Master's Thesis Peter Van Alstine, Michael Grass and Associated Loyalists (second draft), Queen's University, 1983

7: John C. Clark: bibliographical reference notes; photocopies of reference materials; opening of a historical plaque in Napanee

8: John C. Clark: reference materials mainly from public Archives of Canada, includes letters, etc.; bibliography of J.C. Clark

9: United Empire Loyalist Foundation of Canada: Minutes of meeting of UEL of Kingston branch on Feb. 20, 1996, guest speaker L. Turner; newsletter Cataraqui Loyalist Town Crier, January and March, 1996; compiled list of Treasury Loyalists by Thomas Sylvester; photocopies of original lists of loyalists

10: New Jersey Loyalists: photocopies of research articles

11: New York Loyalists: photocopies of maps

12: Loyalist research: copies of lists of people who settled on the new townships on the river St. Lawrence; list of Associated Loyalists of Adolphustown and Cataraqui; various lists relative to the evacuation of Canadian Loyalists from New York and documents relative to Upper Canada

13: Loyalist research: muster rolls in British Headquarters Papers from New York; note about Wilcox family; photocopies of various research articles associated names are: Montreal, Huff, Adolphustown, Burgoyne, Trumpour, German Loyalists, Upper Canada; The Loyalist Gazette, June and December 1984; some notes and correspondence; postcard of General Burgoyne

14: Loyalist research: M.A. Thesis From Soldier to Settler: Patterns of Loyalist Settlement in "Upper Canada", 1783-1785 by M.S. Waltman

15: Loyalist research: lists, bibliographical notes; copies of research articles; manuscript of [The Associated Loyalists of Adolphustown], names associated are: Allen¸ Allison, Benson, Bogart, Campbells, Cornhaus, Clark, Clerch, Cole, Cornell, Deane, Demarest, Dorland, Dulyea, Dyer, Fitzgerald, German, Hagerman, Huff, Huyck, Lewis, Maybee, More, Parsall, Petterson, Roblin, Rush, Ruttan, Rutter, Ryckman, Sharp, Smith, Steel, Trumpour, Valleau, Van Alstine, Vandermodt, Van Dusen, Van Horne, Van Skiver, Yeurex

16: Loyalist research: material gathered by H.C. Burleigh, includes List of New York State Confiscations of Loyalists; The Loyalist settlement of Prince Edward County; Old Buildings of Bath by H.C. Burleigh; historical notes on Cartwright family

17: Loyalist research: Pioneer owners of land (Adolphustown lots); list of the people of Adolphustown (1794); photocopies and notes of census records; fragments of school log books (Picton and Glenora); miscellaneous indentures and deeds from Prince Edward County; Loyalist bibliography at Queen's; photocopy of personal notes re: loyalists in Ontario

18: Loyalist research: Ontario Bureau of Industries: Adolphustown report

19: Loyalist research: Memoirs of the Life of Henry Van Schaack by H. Cruger Van Schaack, 1892 (photocopy); Benjamin Ingram, Loyalist: A Case Study by Earle Thomas, 1979 (copy)

20: Loyalist research: various research materials on Kinderhook, including a map

21: Loyalist research: A History of Old Kinderhook by E.A. Collier, 1914 (photocopy)

22: Loyalists: miscellaneous documents, pamphlets, etc.

23: Loyalists: Early records of Ontario: extracts from the record of the court for the district of Mecklenburgh (Midland) from Queen's Quarterly, 1899

Box 2


1: Glenora: manuscript Glenora Ferry by L. Turner (handwritten and typed copy); manuscript There Lies by Quinte's Shore a Debtless Lake by L. Turner; and bibliographical notes

2: Glenora: Poem by Wallace Havelock Robb; history of Glenora United Church

3: Lake on the Mountain: proposal for writing a history on Lake on the Mountain; manuscript Lake on the Mountain "magnetism, Physical Beauty, historical Power" by L. Turner; related correspondence and notes

4: Lake on the Mountain: photographs and maps: 1. Lake on the Mountain ca. 1830l; 2. Glenora Ferry, 1922; 3. mountain mills; 4. Bay of Quinte; 5. The old Adolphustown Church; 6., 7. Adolphustown; 8. Picton Harbour; 9., 10. Long Reach; 11. Bay of Quinte; 12., 13. Ferry to Adolphustown from Glenora; 1 4., 15. Bay of Quinte; 16. Lake on the Mountain; miscellaneous photocopies of photos; Birdseye maps of Lake on the Mountain

5: Lake on the Mountain: historical research

6: Lake on the Mountain: historical research, includes bibliographical references; research notes, etc.

7: Lake on the Mountain: general research

8: Lake on the Mountain: maps and plans, includes Adolphustown

9: Lake on the Mountain: prehistory Bay of Quinte and Prince Edward County; Prince Edward Inventory (author unknown)

10: Lake on the Mountain: miscellaneous material; article describing L. Turner's work on Glenora area.

11: The Voyage of a Different Kind: original manuscript; microfiche of the book

12: The Voyage of a Different Kind: research notes, fragments of a manuscript, etc.

13: The Voyage of a Different Kind: correspondence and reviews

14: The Voyage of a Different Kind: advertisement for the book

Loose in the box: Lake on the Mountain: research notebook

Ernestown: Rural Places, Urban Places by L. Turner (1993)

15: Book reviews, promotion and related correspondence

16: Correspondence relating to history of Ernestown

17: Proposal for writing Ernestown history; correspondence related to publication; photocopies of maps of Ernestown Township

18: Miscellaneous research materials including historical and genealogical source material; material relating to Bill Johnston,; bibliography; copy of the will of Henry Pultz; etc.


19: Administrative documents: Assignments for volumes VI, VII, VIII; preliminary name list for Vol VI; correspondence; memorandums of agreement

20: Typescripts for DCB: Robert Clark; William Bell; Van Alstine; Michael Grass; Moss Kent Dickinson; Billa Flint


Canadian Prehistory

Box 3


1: Canadian prehistory: research materials on ethnohistory; Peter Robinson emigration; etc.

2: Canadian prehistory: A Victim of Frontenac (Abbe Francois Lascaris D'Urfe) by Abbe Armand Yon; historical background of native claims at Lac Des Deux Montagnes (Oka); Quinte Mission; Presqu' Isle; natives, hunting and lumbering; bibliography on Tecumseh; miscellaneous bibliographical notes and research notes; etc.

3: Canadian prehistory: research notes

4: Canadian prehistory: research on Hurons

5: Canadian prehistory: research on Mississauga Indians

6: Canadian prehistory: research on Ojibwa Indians

7: Canadian prehistory: research on Iroquois

8: Canadian prehistory: Churches involvement in fur trade, among Cayugas; etc.

9: Canadian prehistory: Denonville and the Senecas

10: Canadian prehistory: Kente (Quinte) Mission: manuscript The Kente Mission to North Shore Lake Ontario 1668-1680 by Larry Turner; research material and notes

11: Canadian prehistory: Kente Mission: research material

12: Canadian prehistory: Kente Mission: manuscript Kente Mission by L. Turner, research notes and photocopies of original documents

13: Canadian Prehistory: Kente Mission: research materials from DCB; history of Montreal

14: Canadian Prehistory: New France: research material from DCB names associated are de Courcelle; de Desmeloizes; Tonty; Frontenac; Caumont; de La Salle

15: Canadian prehistory: various maps of Ontario showing the locations of tribes

16: Canadian prehistory: Manuscript re Champlain, Preliminary and working bibliography of sources relating to ethnohistory, archaeology, the algonkian peoples and the fur trade, and re Trent Severn Waterway and prehistory by L. Turner; research notes and bibliography

17: Canadian prehistory: general research materials (Champlain, New France, Twiss; etc.)

18: Canadian prehistory: [typescript] headings include Cayuga Nation and Kente and the Sulpecian Mission to North Shore Lake Ontario, 1668 - 1680; photos: maps of Great Lakes; Fransiscus de Laval Primus Episcopus Quebecensis; Colbert; Ludovicus XIV; Jean Jacques Olier; Jacques-Rene de Brisay; reception of the Marquis de Tracy and the intendent Talon by Mgr. Laval; Daniel de Remy; Talon; Coureur de Bois; Seminary of St. Sulpice, Montreal; Carignan-Salieres Regiment; La Salle; Frontenac; Wellers Bay


19: Aspects of Icelandic Settlement on the Canadian Prairie by Joe Martin; The Internal Economy of Upper Canada: Some Evidence on patterns of Agricultural Marketing (to 1850) by Douglas McCalla; Ontario's James Bay Vision, and John Mather and the Keewatin Power Question (drafts) by Jamie Benedickson

20: General research materials: The Osgoode Society For Canadian Legal History; Elgin United Church, 1894-1994; Papers on Descriptions for Deeds by Klotz, Gaviller, Speight, Van Nostrand; Pioneer People and Places Early Grenville; Index to the Census of Ontario Grenville County, Villages of Kemptville and Merrickville by A.M. Hughes; Toronto Maps, bibliography of maps in Toronto Map Library

Loose in the box: 1800-1841 Presbyterian Register of Rev. Robert James McDowall (Upper Canada); Rev. John Stuart Anglican Parish Register, Kingston, 1784-1811; Anglican Register, 1787-1814, Rev. John Langhorn Rector of Ernestown; Fifteen Cemeteries of Ernestown Township, Lennox and Addington County; Four Cemeteries of Ernestown Township, Lennox and Addington County; 1861 Census of Adolphustown Township, Lennox and Addington Counties; Early Ottawa Valley Records ed. By N.K. Crowder; Geographic Townships in the Province of Ontario; Lost Names and Places of Eastern Ontario by A. Rayburn; The Prime Ministers of Canada, 1867-1994; Deforests of Avesnes and Kast, McGinnes, The Blockhouse at Bergen Wood, and The Fate of McCarthy the Martyr by H.C. Burleigh; Sir Ernest MacMillan: Portrait of a Canadian Musician


Box 4


1: Preserving Historic Landscapes: An Annotated Bibliography by L. Meier and B. Chittenden; A Selected Bibliography For Garden History in Canada by E. von Baeyer; Annual Bibliography of Ontario History 1982

2: Annotated Bibliography: Peterborough and Lakefield

3: Preliminary Bibliography of the Trent Watershed, and Trent Watershed Bibliography by Larry Turner, 1975; includes overview on recreation development in Ontario relating to Trent Kawartha watershed

4: Trent Valley Bibliography

5: Bibliography from M. Dafoe's thesis The Political Ideas of the United Empire Loyalists; Published Material on Temagami Canoeing, 1894-1913 by J. Benedickson; Temagami Bibliography and Temagami General Chronology by Ruth Snider; Ontario References and Sources for the family Historian; Wilderness & Recreation bibliography no. 3

Mills in Ontario

Box 5


1: General research: notes; bibliographic references; The Wheat Staple and Upper Canada Development; Kingston mills; Napanee's mills; The Influence of Government Policy and Technological Change on Mill Development in the St. Lawrence Counties of Upper Canada. 1783-1896 by D.S.C. Mackay

2: General research: notes; Bedford Mills; St. Jacob's Flour Mill; early mills; George P.M. Ball; Newmarket Canal

3: General research: Pioneer People and Places - Early Grenville; Olden Days in Playfairville by Jack Brown; Western Ontario History Nuggets, No. 9 : Mills and Millers in Western Ontario; and No. 10: The Grist Mill; The Thompsons of Newburgh; The Industrial development of Ontario, 1783-1820 by M. Quale Innis; milling in Upper Holland; Synopsis of Information Covering the flour industry of Canada, 1922; settlement of Ontario (engineering)

4: General research: The Architecture of Early Mills in Southern Ontario; The technology of Early Mills; The History of Grist Milling in Southern Ontario by Carol Priamo; The Honourable Richard Cartwright, 1759-1815 by D.C. MacDonald

5: General research: newspaper clippings and postcards of various Ontario mills

6: Merrickville Mill: notes, research article, and plans

7: Manotick Mill: plans and research

8: Kintail Mill: research

9: Roblin's mill: research and picture

10: Herron's Mills: History of Herron's Mills by Jack Brown; notes and research

11: Hasting and area Mills: research notes, part of manuscript; The first settlers; Pioneer days in Hastings and District by Mrs. Gerald Marryat;

12: Delta Mill: History of Delta Mill by D.J. Russo; and other research materials

13: O'Hara Mill: research materials

14: Lang and Hope Mills: research materials

Box 6


1: Mississipi River Valley: Mississipi River Valley Historical Systems Plan Study, by G. MacDonald

2: Moira River : research notes and materials

3: Introduction to Book on Mills by Nick and Helma Mika by Larry Turner; [footnotes] for the publication

4: Photos: 1. Golbornes Grist and saw Mill, Apsley; 2. O'Hara Mill; 3.-5. Hastings, Bridge St (1865-1870); 6. Hastings, Henry Fowlds home, 1860's; 7.-11. Hastings; 12. James, Minnie, Frank, Chas O'Hara; 13: O'Hara living room; 14. O'Hara with his wife; 15. Watson's Mill, Manotick; 16. Manotick; 17. At Cataraqui Canada ; 18. O'Hara Mill; 19. 1st brick house in Upper Canada, 1794-96, Belleville; 20. Delta Mill; 21. Bay of Quinte; 22.-23. Kingston Mills; 24.-31. Unidentified


Perth: Tradition and Style in Eastern Ontario by Larry Turner

Box 7


1: Proposal and correspondence for writing a history of Perth; contract for publication

2: Correspondence and publicity for the publication, includes a picture with Larry Turner holding the book; grants for the publication; correspondence re publishing

3: Manuscript including illustrations

4: Project Perth a Programme for Progress prepared by The Perth Historic Preservation Committee; Town of Perth Corporate Brochure draft

5: Two Elizabeths and their Samplers by Larry Turner re Elizabeth James and Elizabeth McLaren; manuscript A Tale of Three Houses by Larry Turner re buildings in Perth

6: Perth listings and directories: listing from Bell Phone book, 1909; Voter's lists, 1884; various listings re Perth from Hart's Canadian Almanac, 1866, 1871, 1914; Old Home Week, 1925 and 1948; Programme of 150th birthday week, 1967; Historical sites, homes, public buildings, and areas in Perth, 1958; Old houses in Perth; city maps; etc.

7: Miscellaneous historical research, includes notes, excerpts from articles, etc.

8: Miscellaneous historical research, mainly from the days of early settlement, including banking, education, physicians, social life, etc.

9: Miscellaneous historical research re William Bain; Scottish Emigration; Inge-Va Estate; The Summit house; Radenhurst house; Clifton farm; John Kerr; MacMartin House; Wampole history;

10: Miscellaneous historical research: The Early Highland Settlement of Perth by N. Robertson; "Broadsheet", May 20th, 1831; A History of St. Paul's United Church and its Antecedents in Perth, 1817-1975 by G. Weir Wilson and G. McLean Richardson; History of the Code Felt Mills; Mammoth Cheese; Balderson Cheese; etc.

11: Plans of buildings

12: Don McLaren letters

13: Newspaper references late 1800 to early 1900's

14: Notes on history of Perth's buildings and streets

15: Newspaper clippings

16: Newspaper clippings

17: Newspaper clippings

18: Notes and newspaper clippings

19: Pamphlets and brochures on Perth

20: Various legal documents including wills, indentures; deeds and some correspondence names associated are : copies: Froome [Frome]; Hubbell; Church; Lake; Putnam; Tathill; Read; Flintoff; Porter; Miller; Patton; Wood & Gray; originals: Rulley; Warffe; Dickinson; Flintoff; Gilmour

21: Photos, negatives: Sampler by E. James; map of Perth; Gore St; Military Settlement of Upper Canada; unidentified

22: Photocopies of postcards, photos re Perth from various sources

(some identified)

23: Church: articles re St. James church; Baptist Church

Loose in the box: Scrapbook Story of Perth

W & J. Bell

Box 8


1: General research: The Reverend William Bell: One Emigrant's Adjustments to Upper Canada by Richard Reid; Church and Community: The Presbyterian Kirk-Session in the District of Bathurst, Upper Canada, thesis by Duff Willis Crerar; Mr. Geo. Bell obituary; The Bell family tree with sources; correspondence to Rev. W. Bell; indenture between Rev. Bell and J. Malloch; etc.

2: Rev. Bell's diary (newspaper clippings)

3: Genealogical research re Bell family; names associated are John Howle; Howley; Miller; Bourne; Research re Bell's currency (shinplasters); Canadian Paper Money Journal, July 1980; manuscript on William Bell; reference cards

4: Research re history of Canadian paper currency including Bell's currency; parts of manuscripts for DCB and other articles re Bell; Alcoholism in a family 150 years ago and The "shinplasters" of W. and J. Bell by Larry Turner

5: Notes from W. Bell diaries; Campbell papers; photocopies of W. Bell's correspondence; other research material;

6: Photos: Wm. Bell (2 copies); Mrs. Wm. Bell; profile of Wm. Bell Jr.; 12 pence of W.&J. Bell's currency


Merrickville: The Jewel on Rideau by Larry Turner

7: Research material and notes including a notebook

8: Research material: Wright family; The Church family; H.F. McLaen; maps; relevant correspondence

9: Pamphlets, and Merrickville newsletters, 1993-1995

10: Notes (some with maps) re buildings in Merrickville

11: Elements of a Military Heritage: A Structural History of the Merrickville and Newboro Blockhouses, the Jones Falls and Whitefish Guardhouses, and the Jones Falls defensible Lockmaster's house by W. Wylie; 19th Century Industrial Development in the Rideau Corridor by M. Hay Snyder; Rideau Canal: Merrickville Lock; Rideau Canal

12: The founding of Merrick's Mills; The impact of Rideau Canal; Edwardian Merrickville

13: Merrickville promotion: Newspaper clippings; Merrickville and District Historical Society

14: Proof copy of the publication and correspondence

15: Miscellaneous documents re publication

General research

16: Byward market: Heritage Conservation District Study; John By's Rideau Canal as told by Robert Legget (TV Special); A concise Review of Prosperous Towns in Lanark and Grenville Counties; Tay Navigation Company Incorporation Act; Record of Timber Lock Gates; Lock gate information; Fiscal reports on Rideau Canal 1883- 1899; Notes on Oxford-on-Rideau Survey and Maps; Andrewsville by L.H. Newman; miscellaneous lists;

17: Rideau trade; John By; The first propellers at Kingston;

18: Wood structures of a typical lock station: photos; drawings, etc.

19: Recreational boating on Rideau: part of manuscript; research notes;

20: Rideau and Trent-Severn Historic Canals: Corridors of Change by J. Keenan, D. Goldig, P. Neice; Rideau Canal Management planning: Historical Environment; Management of Canal Lands; Natural Environment; Use and Activity Designation; Shore Line Land Use; Recreation & Tourism; Historic Canals Regulations (draft);

21: General research materials on history of Rideau Corridor; The Upper Rideau Settlement by A.M. Hughes; Notice of Plants Collected in the line of the Rideau Canal, Canada West by P.W. Maclagan ; Carpenter Gang on Rideau Canal; The Military Settlement on The Rideau; biography of Hon. Wm. Morris

22: Hartwell's locks

23: Rideau Canal Bibliography by Larry Turner, including relevant correspondence

24: Rideau Canal Script for Rideau Video History: Lock Gate

Building on the Rideau Canal by L. Turner

25: Rideau Canal Museum

26: Rideau camping: articles; manuscript The Bessie: The First Motor Boat on the Rideau Canal by L. Turner; etc.

27: Correspondence re Rideau Recreational Boating including contract and proposal; History of Maintenance and repair Activities at Hartwell's Lockstation includes an offer to write history; A History of the Trent Severn Waterway; First Tay Canal includes proposal; Second Tay Canal includes proposal and detailed workplan

Loose in the box: Microfiche First Tay Canal; The Second Tay Canal; Rideau Canal Work Vessels; Recreational Boating on The Rideau Water-Way, 1890-1930; Hartwell's Lock Station: Operation, Maintenance & Repair

Rideau by J. de Visser and L. Turner

Box 9


1: Proof copy

2: Miscellaneous materials relating to publication

3: Correspondence re publication including contract; publicity

Rideau Canal Work Vessels by L. Turner

4: Work plan; correspondence re contract; manuscript fragments; 5" floppy disk with the manuscript

5: Research notes and materials

Tay Canal

Box 10


1: Research materials: Port Elmsley; Perth; Choffey's Lock; The First Tay Canal by H.R. Morgan;

2: Research materials: Tay Navigation Company; Perth Landing and Tay Canal Transshipment; W & J. Bell and The "British Queen"; editing notes

3: Research material: Vessels operating in Tay Canal (tugs, steam boats, transportation), newspaper clippings, research notes, bibliography, etc.

4: Research material: House of Commons Debates incl. Bowell; Haggart; Watson;

5: Research material: Tay petitions; Rideau Canal: Duties of Seasonal Men, 1933

6: Research material: Tay flooding

7: Research material: Tay extension; tenders; maps

8: Research material: The Tay Canal by Wilson; The Tay Canal and William Morris by Bullingham; notes; vessels in Tay (excerpts from Perth Courier);

9: Research material: Chronology of the Second Tay construction; research notes

10: Research notes

11: Illustrations

The Temagami Experience:

12: Purpose of the project; research re history of Temagami; founder of Temagami; Temagami and fur trade; Forest Reserve; Rushton canoes; etc.

13: Manuscripts The Temagami Island Copper Mine ; Kawamanashine; Sandy Inlet and the Hunting Territory (preliminary draft) by L. Turner; research notes

14: Manuscript The Shining Tree Gold and Silver Camp, Part I 1909-1914; Frank Speck and the Temagami Ojibwa, 1913 ; Preliminary and Working Bibliography of Sources Relating to Mining History in the Temagami Forest Reserve; and H.G. Woods and His Hudson's Bay Company Journal, 1899-1903 by L. Turner; Resource Management Conflict in the Temagami Forest, 1898-1914 by B. Hodgins and J. Benedickson; Temagami and the Northern Ontario Tourist Frontier and Recreational Canoeing in Ontario Before the First World War by J. Benedickson; The Temagami Indians and Canadian Federalism: 1867-1943 by B. Hodgins

15: Matachewan Gold Area; Bannockburn Gold Area; Barton or Net Lake molybdenum; Lake Wanapitei Gold Camp; Gillis Limit Mine; Cumiptau-Kanichee mining property; Temagami Iron; The Maple Mountain Silver Camp; James Lake pyrite deposit; Big Dan and Little Dan mispickel deposits; Wilfred Eckersley; Frank Gouldsmith Speck

16: Research notes

17: Research re Temagami mining: Sherman Mine

18: Research re Temagami mining: lists of mines; history of Temagami Mining Co. Ltd.; etc.

19: Correspondence, notebook, etc.

20: Temagami area and hunting includes Ojibway, Cree, Algonquins

Perth and Rideau mining:

21: Gowganda Silver Mines; Manuscript Mining: Elk Lake and Gogawanda, 1906-1914 by L. Turner; etc.

22: Research notes and materials re North and South Burgess Twp., North Elmsley; Dalhousie Iron mine; graphite mining;

23: Manuscript Phosphate and Mica Mining in North Burgess Township Lanark County by L. Turner and research notes and materials; Gold Mines in Hastings County; Gold rush of 1908-09; Cultural resources management plan Murphys Point Provincial Park; research notes

24: Of Mines and Men: Small Scale Mining in the South Shield Region of Eastern Ontario, 1850-1920 by M.G. Miller; Early South Shield Mining: A Review of Apatite, Mica and Feldspar by I. Kessel-Taylor

25: Cobalt Silver Mines: research articles


Box 11


1: Manuscript 'Songs of the Lakes'; Loon Imagery and Symbolism by Larry Turner

2: Newspaper articles

3: Loonie (dollar)

4: Loon in art: articles, newspaper clippings, etc.

5: Loon in art: postcards

6: Research notes, bibliographical notes, etc.

7: Loons and Landscapes; Great Rivers, Small Boats: Landscape and Canadian Historical Culture by John Wadland; article re J. Wadland by N. Milner

8: Various research articles; Feathering by J. MacWha and T. Pulice

9: Miscellaneous materials


10: Genealogical research: Research and correspondence re Keller (Kellner; Kellar); Miller; Backus; McGuin; Manuscript The Frederick Keller Family of Ernestown, Upper Canada by L. Turner including family tree; documents re Thomas Brown; John Ragan; John Ford and Jane [Hutson]; Robert Boon

11: Genealogical research : Family of John Blackwell; bibliography for Irish Genealogical research in Queen's; Short bibliography of Irish Genealogical Research; Blackwell Newsletters, 1979-1982

12: Manuscript The Pioneer Period of Trent Watershed Lumbering; The Fowlds Family of Hastings Pioneer Lumbermen of the Trent Valley by L. Turner

13: Rathbun family: Background paper on the Rathbun Company by L. Turner; Rathbun, E.W. by J. Eadie; The Social Origins of the Canadian Industrial Elite, 1880-1885 by T.W. Achson; E.W. Rathbun of Deseronto by P. Berry; Mill Point; research notes; etc.

14: The Dunn Family: Two Generations of Timber Merchants at Quebec, 1850-1914 by J. Keyes; A Backwoodsman and an Engineer in Canadian Business: An Examination of a Divergence of Entrepreneurial Practices in Canada at the Turn of the Century by T.D. Regehr; article re lumbering and first settlers, Beaver Creek, Madoc, etc. by Levenston

15: Ferris Provincial Park: Manuscript Ferris Provincial Park Historical Background Exhibits: Publications: Audio Visual Programmes by L. Turner; related correspondence and research; 2 photos with L. Turner

16: Temagami: The Lake Whitefish Sport-Fishery of Lake Temagami; Chronology Summary of Events Affecting the Land Rights of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai; Landscape as a document: the Palimpsest of the Past by B.S. Osborne;

17: Canoeing and the Canadian Wilderness: a highly selective background Bibliography by B.W. Hodgins;

18: Edmonton Civic Politics, 1891-1914 by J.P. Day; The Great Fight for Clean Government by H.V. Nelles and Christopher Armstrong; Progressivism in Canada: An Historiographical Survey by R.H. Babcock; several articles re Toronto, Thomas Adams, city development in Canada; nationality, Leacock

19: Rideau as heritage canal; American Navigation Acts and the Empire of the St. Lawrence, 1783-1850 by W. Lewis; Searching for a Soldier in the British Army or Militia by J. Grenville; The Loyalist Revival in the Canadas, 1849-1867 by M. Barkley; Great Britain's Woodyard? A.R.M. Lower, Nationalism and the Global Forest by L.F. Hammond; Prentice G. Downes's Eastern Arctic Journal, 1936 y R.H. Cockburn; The European Challenge to the First Nations' Great Lakes Fisheries by P.S. Schmalz

20: The Valley Regiments by J.D. Chown and H.A. Halliday

Box 12


1: Manuscript A Teenager's Camp Life in 1904 and Mining on Emerald Lake, Afton Township by L. Turner

2: Joe Baye: research materials

3: Manuscript for Canada From Sea Unto Sea Chapter 4 Canadian Settlement Patterns by L. Turner; contract for publication; correspondence; promotions; Manuscript for ALLEGIANCE: The Ontario Story The Coming of the Loyalists by L. Turner, contract for publication

4: The Deloro Social History Project: An Overview; Archaeology at the Marmora Ironworks by G. Graffam;

5: Research re James Brothers' Waggon; re Roselawn in Kingston; The Hamilton House in New Carlisle; handwritten manuscript re acid rain; manuscript The Thule Culture Whale Bone House and re The Serpent Mounds Provincial Park by L. Turner

Loose in the box: Two notebooks with research notes and references [Ferris Provincial Park]


Box 13


1: Hartwell's Locks research: Interviews with Ashton Dale; Ronnie Little

2: National Postal Museum Oral History Interview with Colonel George Henry Lawrence

3: Cora Lavender Wellman interview and biography; interview with Cora Wellman, Donald Lavender, Darlene Lavender, and Paul Labrash, 1990; descendancy charts of Clements, MacTavish, Jessop, Hoops, and Lavender families; correspondence and unidentified photos (some have initials)


Box 14


1: Ontario history

2: Business history

3: Lanark Area

4: Museums

5: Ottawa Valley history

6: Rideau prehistory

7: Rideau boating

8: Rideau Waterway; Lanark County

9: Rideau natural history

10: Ontario Architecture

11: General history

12: General history

13: History and culture

14: Temagami

15: Wm. Bell

16: Loyalists

17: Toronto architecture

18: Politics

19: Cottage life

20: Camping

21: Ontario Environment

22: Erie Canal

23: Apollo project

24: Walter Pitman columns

25: Toronto miscellaneous

26: Williamsport; Rideau

27: Miscellaneous: arts, books, women's issues

28: Politics: Reed; Quebec separation, etc.

29: Haggart vessel, includes a photograph

30: Re L. Turner articles, books: Perth; Tay Canal, etc.

31: Perth

Box 15


1: Perth heritage

2: Perth history

3: Perth photo images

4: Perth; Tay Canal; Rideau Ferry

5: Perth people

6: Perth architecture

7: Perth Courier, 1984; Perth High School

8: Perth miscellaneous


Box 16


1: Manotick Classic Boat Club: Act of Incorporation; bylaws; minutes of meetings, 1986-1995; members of Heritage Committee, 1989-1990; directorship nominees, 1986; correspondence, 1986-1992; proposal for writing On a Sunday Afternoon with preliminary draft and notes concerning publication; draft Recreational Boating on the Rideau Waterway by L. Turner; research notes

2: Manotick Classic Boat Club: newsletters, 1983-1991

3: Wanapitei: The Story of Wanapitei; What is Wanapitei?; Wanapitei, 1956-1970 and 1971-1980: basic summary; Site development committee report, 1976; Report of the assistant director to the Wanapitei board, 1982; Location breakdown for 1982 campers; Youth camper analysis, 1980; lists of campers, 1981; list of Co-ed staff 1956-1961; article re Father Paradis

4: Wanapitei: various materials including campers lists, programmes, reports, correspondence, etc., 1981-1983

5: Wanapitei: notes re programmes, correspondence, etc.

6: Wanapitei: correspondence, 1981-1983

7: The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund, 1982-1987 (restricted)

8: Pethern Point: fiscal statements, correspondence re renovations; A letter to the fourth generation

9: Geographical name change: Pethern Point; Gallagher's Point

history, correspondence, etc.

10: Valley Heartland Community Development Corporation: Lanark Launch project, minutes of meetings, lists of participants, some correspondence, 1994-1995

11: North Burgess and North Elmsley: proposal for writing a history, includes correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1995

12: Friends of Rideau: materials relating to publication Pennock Collection

13: Friends of Rideau: Rideau Waterway Coordinating Association: Board of Directors minutes Sept- Nov, 1994; Feb, March, June 1995; minutes 1987-1992; mailing list, 1992; lists of members; correspondence, 1985; 1991-1992; etc.

14: Friends of Rideau: correspondence, 1991-1994; First International Conference on Historic Canals: lists of participants, etc.

15: Friends of Rideau: newsletter Rideau Ripple, 1989-1995

16: Rideau and Adam Lakes Fish and Game Association: correspondence, 1973-1990

17: Big Rideau Lake Association: lists of members, financial statements, etc. 1990-1993; past presidents, secretaries and treasurers, 1922-1970; newsletter Driftwood, 1986-1994

18: Big Rideau Lake Association: various research re history of the association

19: Patricia Stone: various articles, newspaper clippings, book promotions, etc.

20: Queen's University: course material re graduate program, 1978-1984

21: Queen's University Graduate School: correspondence

Box 17


1: Trent University: selection of essays from undergraduate studies, 1972-1976

2: Conferences: Eastern Ontario Regional LACAC Conference, undated; 107th Annual Conference of the Ontario Historical Society, 1995; Annual Report of the OHS, 1993, 1994; World Heritage Convention, 1994

3: Canadian Canoe Museum: miscellaneous materials including correspondence re location, purpose, etc.

4: Speeches: given to Lennox and Addington Historical Society, 1993; given to 1st International Conference on Historic Canals, undated; introduction to Dr. Porter; given at Tom Roach's and Lucie Edwards' wedding, 1979; given to Historical Association of Ottawa, 1995

5: Travel: European Tour (England, Russia, Holland, etc.); Trip to Lady Evelyn Lake; Diamond Lake; McLean Lake; Lady Evelyn Maple Mountain, 1981; Wanapitei: Lady Evelyn River trip report, 1982; Trip to England and Scotland, 1983; Wanapitei: Gowganda-Montreal River Canoe trip, 1983; Paris, 1984; Switzerland, 1984; Scandinavia itinerary, 1985; Wanapitei: Coppermine River trip (NWT) with chronology and correspondence, 1986;

Box 18


1: Temagami Lakes Association: TLA Archives Report, 1978

2: Pethern Point Heritage: application for self-employment, 1995

Loose in the box unpublished novel by Tom Roach Portages


Box 19


1: 1960's

2: 1970's

3: 1980's

4: 1980's

5: 1980's

6: 1990's

7: 1990's

8: Letters sent

9: Postcards, greeting cards, notes and invitations

10: Postcards, greeting cards, notes and invitations

11: Undated and letters not addressed to L. Turner


Box 20


1: Snapshots: Rideau Canal; Tay Canal; Rideau Lake; Merrickville; Burret's Rapids; Brantford; Toronto; Galt; Lunsdale; Lundridge; (approximately 230 photos, identified)

2: Snapshots: North Ontario; East Ontario South of Rideau; Perth; Glenora; East Ontario North of Rideau; Quinte; Mills (approximately 210 photos, identified)

3: Old postcards mainly of mills and towns in Ontario (approximately 60); historical photos Boyd Lumber Company (10); snapshots: Brockville with negatives; Loyalist related photos

4: Snapshots: Mills, mostly unidentified (26); miscellaneous unidentified photos, mainly of buildings (approximately 150)

Loose in the box unidentified negatives

Box 21


1: Photos from Ontario archives (with reference numbers): Lakeshore Lodge (3); Glenora (2); Ferry "Quinte" (7); Fish Hatchery (1); Photos from National Archives of Canada (20 unidentified photos with reference numbers, probably Merrickville); Town of Merrickville; map of Wolford Twp.; unidentified photo

2: W.&J. Bell: Bell currency (7); Mrs. John Bell; Maria Bell Campbell; Mary [Blerk] Bell (2); Rev. George Bell; Rev. Andrew Bell; William Bell Jr. (3); Mrs. William Bell Jr.; William Bell Sr.; Mr. John Bell; 1 unidentified; negatives

3: Ottawa: Collegiate Institute; Chateau Laurier; Carlton Place; Downtown (4); Lumber district (Porcupine Lake); 2 unidentified photos from Public Archives of Canada

4: Boating: Bob White and John [Ropier] in James Falls; 12 unidentified photos of various boats and canoes; Rideau Queen; plans of Rideau Queen (3)

5: Toronto: York Fish Market, 1830; unidentified photo on Lakeshore; Royal York Hotel, 1929; map of York Harbour (2); Toronto Harbour Commission, 1920; Front Street; The Rossin House, 1855; Anderew Mercer's house, c. 1880; George Hillier's house, 18?; 2 photos of Harbour front; Terminal Warehouse; Queen's Hotel

6: William J. Fowlds; Henry Fowlds; Henry Fowlds Esq.; James Fowlds; Henry and Jean Fowlds with family;

7: Miscellaneous: Gilmour & Co.; 2 photos of Toronto; unidentified (8); Marks Bros. Dramatic Co.; Mary A. Bell Marks, c. 1906; The employees of Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Ltd.; Larry Turner and unidentified man; unidentified couple (could be L. Turner's parents); unidentified group picture with Fred Dark


Box 22

Various Ontario

Box 23

Various Ontario; Quebec; Nova Scotia; Alberta; P.E.I.; Manitoba; New Brunswick

Box 24

Various Saskatchewan; British Columbia; Canada; England; USA;

Various pamphlets and brochures re:

Canoeing and boating; Historical Societies of Canada; People; Native Americans; Walking tours

Added to Box 24 and Box 24 (a): Slides (Europe, Canada, Britain, Scotland). Also (loose on shelf) Turner's degrees and award.

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