Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert’s Land in the Age of Enlightenment
As the first inland surveyor for the Hudson’s Bay Company, Philip Turnor stands tall among the explorers and mapmakers of Canada. Barbara Mitchell’s biography brings to life the man who taught David Thompson and Peter Fidler how to survey. In her search for Turnor’s story, Mitchell discovered more of her own Cree-Orkney ancestry and that of thousands of others who are descendants of Turnor and his Cree wife, whose name remains unknown.
Published by University of Regina Press
By (author) Barbara Mitchell