Fonds F2028 - Beatrice M. Turner fonds

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Reference code

CA ON00335 F2028

Title

Beatrice M. Turner fonds

Date(s)

  • 1885-1972 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

1.35 m of textual records and other material
Includes 4 scrapbooks, 132 photographs, 3 postcards, 3 artefacts and 9 prints

Context area

Name of creator

(1899-1978)

Biographical history

Beatrice Mary Scott Turner, educator and volunteer, was born about 1899 in Millbrook, Ontario. She was the daughter of Henry Allen Turner Jr (died 1951), a graduate of Trinity Medical College, and Alice Jane Scott. Turner received her early education in Millbrook and entered Trinity College in 1915. After graduating with a BA in 1919 she lived in Hamilton and taught at Kingsthorpe, a private girls‟ school. She then returned to Millbrook to care for her mother and while there took an active interest in the community, especially her church and the local branch of the Red Cross. She eventually settled in Toronto and was active in the St Hilda‟s College Alumnae Association and was Year Group Convenor for the years prior to 1922. She kept the Alumnae well informed of College activities either personally or by correspondence as well as keeping Convocation up to date with news of alumnae. In 1975 she was elected to the Corporation of Trinity College. She was involved in the Altar Guild and the Women‟s Auxiliary at the Church of St Alban the Martyr and worked closely with St Andrew‟s Japanese Congregation. She was made a life member of the Women‟s Auxiliary of the Diocese of Toronto and was an active member of the Diocesan Chancel Guild. At the time of her death she was a member of Christ Church, Deer Park. She died at Toronto on 12 August 1978.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Unknown

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of numerous newspaper clippings, notices, invitations, and other memorabilia on people and events dealing with Trinity College, St Hilda's College, and the University of Toronto (covering the years 1915-77) as well as material on her friends and family, photograph albums and single photographs, and a few documents relating to H.A. Turner and Trinity Medical College (1885-88).

Contains series:
1. Scrapbooks
2. Miscellaneous textual material
3. Graphic material
4. Artefacts

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Accruals

None expected

System of arrangement

The material in series 2 and 3 has been arranged by the archivist according to topic and date (where available).

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None

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Public domain

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  • English

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