Fonds 1844 - Norman John Turnbull fonds

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UTA 1844


Norman John Turnbull fonds


  • 1921-2007 (Creation)

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0.47 m of textual records (5 boxes)
0.28 m of photographs (3 boxes)

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Norman John Turnbull was born in 1921 in Toronto. He was educated at Upper Canada College and was accepted into the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto in 1939. One year later, in 1940, N.J. Turnbull enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in WWII with the Queens Own Rifles. During his WWII service, N.J. Turnbull married his wife, Lillian Jean Givens, in Aldershot, England in 1945. He returned to the Faculty of Forestry in 1946 and graduated in 1949. He was an employee of Spruce Falls Power and Paper Co., Kapuskasing, Ontario.

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These records pertain to the educational and professional life of N.J. Turnbull. They consist primarily of material related to N.J. Turnbull’s time as a student at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, including class notes and assignments. There are also materials generated as a result of employment—both as a summer student during his university studies as well as following his graduation—which consists primarily of field notes and reports. There are also several photographs that pertain to N.J. Turnbull's career, including 432 photographs of the Royal Commission on Forestry relating to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1954.

Also included in these records are a collection of logging reports produced by John Fulton Turnbull, N.J. Turnbull's father. These reports relate predominantly to J.F. Turnbull’s position of District Forester of the North Bay Ontario Forestry Branch and the Annual Reports generated as a result.

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