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Larry Turner fonds
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- Turner, Larry
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5.25 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.
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.
Scope and content
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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None, except for Box 16 Folder 7, which is restricted.
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Later materials received as 02-008.