Philip Turnor, surveyor, fur trader (b in Eng c 1751; d at London, Eng 1799 or 1800). The first servant of the Hudson's Bay Company employed specifically to survey and map its vast empire, he accumulated, in the course of his employment from 1778 to 1792, a considerable part of the information on the northern interior of N America published on Arrowsmith's map in 1795 (see Cartography). In 1789-90 he taught surveying to David Thompson and Peter Fidler; and during his last assignment, to establish the position of Lake Athabasca and to find a route to it from the Saskatchewan R, he met Alexander Mackenzie, whom he evidently persuaded to seek instruction in navigation before continuing his explorations. His enthusiastic evaluation of the great fur trading potential of the Athabasca region led to the establishment of the first HBC post there in 1793.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Gordon, Stanley. "Philip Turnor". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 31 January 2014, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/philip-turnor. Accessed 22 October 2018.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Gordon, S., Philip Turnor (2014). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/philip-turnor
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Gordon, Stanley, "Philip Turnor". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published January 10, 2008; last modified January 31, 2014. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/philip-turnor
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Stanley Gordon, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Philip Turnor", last modified January 31, 2014, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/philip-turnor
|Article by||Stanley Gordon|
|Date Published||January 10, 2008|
|Last Edited||January 31, 2014|
Philip Turnor, surveyor, fur trader (b in Eng c 1751; d at London, Eng 1799 or 1800).