J. J. Turner Company Fonds F322

A T1

Date of the items: 1933, 1948-1970

Physical description: 50 cm

Title: J. J. Turner Company Fonds

Creator: J. J. Turner Company Fonds

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Reference number: TVA Fonds 322

Scope and contents: The fonds consists of materials related to the operation of the J. J. Turner Company, a Peterborough based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of canvas products, flags and outdoor recreation. Some files relate to the products handled by Turners; a large portion are shareholder and financial records, kept by R. J. Davies and his son. Of note is file one, which contains a 1933 catalogue in excellent condition.

Access Conditions: No Restrictions

Finding aid: See separate file listing in Excel

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

Custodial history: The materials were accumulated by R. J. Davies and his son D. W. Davies, who chiefly occupied managerial and shareholder roles; R. J. Davies was the secretary of the company. Through the agency of Guy Thompson, the materials were donated to the Trent Valley Archives by D. W. Davies.

Administrative history: J. J. Turner and Sons was established in Port Hope in 1870 and moved to Peterborough in 1885. In 1910, the company expanded, building a 20,000 square foot factory at the northwest corner of George and King Streets. By this time, they were employing over 60 workers, and were manufacturing a variety of canvas products, including sails, tents, awnings, and flags. The building was vacated in 1973 and the company moved to 312 George Street, but only lasted a few more years, permanently closing in 1978.

Related fonds at TVA: There are fonds at TVA with flags produced by the J. J. Turner Company, including F730 Flags and Ensigns and F790 St. Andrews United Church.

F324 Barrieā€™s Furriers, also contains records relating to the careers of R. J. Davies and his son D. W. Davies.

Access Points:
R. J. Davies
D. W. Davies
Workers’ Payrolls
Board of Directors
Peterborough, Ontario

List of Files