Jack (John Hudspitt) Turner (1905-1947) was trained at the Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society (B.C.M.S.) College, Bristol, England. He was ordained deacon and priest in Canada in 1929. He was a B.C.M.S. missionary at Pond Inlet, NWT (1929-1945) and Moffett Inlet, NWT (1945-1947) in the Diocese of the Arctic. He was involved with translation of portions of the Prayer Book and the Bible into Eastern Arctic Eskimo. Turner was Honorary Canon of the Arctic, 1939-1947. He died December 6, 1947 after a tragic gun accident and dramatic rescue mission documented in Operation Canon, by Maurice S. Flint.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists photocopies of two holograph letters written by Turner from Ponds Inlet, Baffin Land to F.J. Petrie, concerning his work in the north.