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Accession Number: 02-008


Larry Turner fonds. Additions. -- 1972-1994. -- ca. 700 images; 45 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

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 Univeristy 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 on August 26, 1996.

Custodial History

This addition to the Turner fonds was donated to Trent University Archives by his brother-in-law Don Canning.

Scope and Content

Addition to the fonds consists of slides and photographs of people and scenery around Trent University taken by Larry Turner. Slide subjects also include the Rideau, Ernestown, Peterborough, Merrickville, Perth and Ottawa. There are many slides of historic mills. A series of diaries written by Larry Truner were added to the collection in 2008 and are located in Box 2. The trip diaires include Turner's trips to Europe, Africa, Portugal, Bermuda and Scandinavia. There are also trip diaries covering canoe trips from Wanapitei to the Coppermine River. There are 3 personal diaries dating from 1985 to 1994. A further addition of numerous pamphlets and miscellaneous files was received from Traill College in 2011. These materials are located in Box 3.


Title based on creator of the fonds.
Fonds additions acquired in 2002 from Traill College office.
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This fonds is an addition to 98-014. Finding Aid

Contents list for Box 3:


1. Newspaper clippings, 1977-1995.

2. University of Ottawa, Teacher Education Program Materials, 1995.

3. Elgin Street Public School, Educational Materials, 1995.

4. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1951-96.

5. Notebooks and Loose Notes; also architectural drawing of Steel Steam Yacht, Calumet, Charles G. Emery, Owner.

Loose Pamphlets:

The Trent Canal: Reference and Guide Book. The Department of Railways and Canals of Canada. 1911.

Rideau Waterway Small-Craft Chart: Smith Falls to Kingston-including Tay Branch to Perth. Canadian Hydrographic Service, Marine Sciences Branch Department of the Environment, Ottawa. 1971, 1978.

Rideau Waterway Small-Craft Chart: Ottawa to Smith Falls. Canadian Hydrographic Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa, Canada. 1979.

Labour of Love, Vol. 2, 30 April 1993; Vol. 3, 15 January 1994; Vol. 4, 15 December 1994.

The Country Wife. The Stratford Festival, Canada. 1964.

Richard II. The Stratford Festival, Canada. 1964.

Shakespearean Festival, Stratford, Canada. The Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada Foundation. 1954 (second annual festival); 1960, 1964 & 1967.

Hart's Canadian Almanac. John Hart. 1860.

Hart's Canadian Almanac: United Counties of Lanark and Renfrew. John Hart. 1863 & 1867.

Hart's Canadian Almanac: Division Court Directory for the County of Lanark. John Hart. 1876, 1879, 1881, 1887, 1899, & 1914.

Diary of Voyage of John Hart. John Hart. 1940.

The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature. Vol. 16. 1991.

Guide to Fort. Wellington and Vicinity. Department of the Interior. ca. 1920s. & 1938.

Ypres : Avant et Apres la Guerre (Album-Vues).

Pleasant Point Inn

The Story of the Mountain. T.J. Hunt. [1938]

Expo67 Official Guide. Therese Bernard. 1967.

Eat Me, Literally: The Trendy Queen Street West Issue. Vol. 2, No. 4. Lyle MacPhallus. 1998.

Jacques Cartier: Explorer and Navigator. Environment Canada Parks Service. 1987.

Canadian Historic Sites: Blockhouses in Canada, 1749-1841: A Comparative Report and Catalogue; Gaspe, 1760-1867. Parks Canada. 1980.

Canadian Historic Sites: Second Empire Style in Canadian Architecture. Parks Canada . 1980.

Ontario in your Car. John and Marjorie Mackenzie. 1950.

Belcher Islands/Sanikiluaq. The Winnipeg Art Gallery. 1981.

Goodridge Roberts: The Figure Works. Concordia Art Gallery. 1984.

Povungnituk. Dollco Printing. 1985.

Heritage. The Magazine of the New York State Historical Association. Vol. 11, No. 4 (collector's edition). 1995.

Charles Comfort: Lake Superior Village. Art Gallery of Ontario Collection in Focus. 1991.

Quyon Ferry. 1990.

Missionary Tracts. The Missionary Society of the Methodist Church. 1891-1892.

The Masterpieces of Raeburn. Gowans and Grey Limited. 1908.

The Presqu'ile Lighthouse: Its History and its Keepers. Myron McShane. The Friends of Presqu'ile Park. 1994.

Belleville Centennial Celebration (Souvenir Issue.) Mika Publishing Company. 1979.

Guide to History Hall. Canadian Museum of Civilization. 1993.

Skatetour of the Rideau Canal. Parks Canada . 1980

Woodcut & Linoblock Printing. Bert Wreford for the Ministry of Culture and Recreation. ca. 1990s.

Camp Ahmek in Algonquin Park: A Wookcraft Camp for Boys. The Taylor Statten Camps. ca. 1930.

Algonquin Park Camp Ahmek for Boys; Camp Wapomeo for Girls. The Taylor Statten Camps. ca. 1930.

Camp Ahmek in Algonquin Park: A Woodcraft Camp for Boys. The Taylor Satten Camps. ca. 1930.

The Taylor Statten Camps. ca. 1934.

History of Great Village, Nova Scotia. Members of the Women's Institute and other Interested Citizens. 1960.

A Few Facts about the Creation of the Telephone.

Historical Fulton Country, New York . Robert Morris Palmer. ca. 1981.

The Village Smithy . Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.

The National Currency Collection and the Bank of Canada Currency Museum. The Currency Museu .

Heritage: the Henry Birks Collection of Canadian Silver. National Gallery of Canada. 1981.

Canoe Routes of Ontario. Parks and Recreational Areas Branch. 1981.

Swift. Swift Canoe Company.

Eastward Across Canada by Canadian Pacific. "The Canadian."