Harvard Turnbull Canada Scotland

Biography of Harvard Turnbull

Harvard Turnbull was a Canadian-born student who studied at the University of Glasgow for one year in 1905.

Turnbull was born in Montreal, Canada around 1883, son of finance agent John Turnbull. Harvard graduated from McGill University with a BSc in 1904 and proceeded to pursue further study at Glasgow. He enrolled in 1905, aged 22, taking classes in Naval Architecture, and Senior Drawing.

Turnbull entered the shipbuilding business in Collingwood, Ontario. He was Ontario representative of the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation, before setting up his own business, Harvard Turnbull Company, which dealt in railway, marine and contractor supplies.

Harvard Turnbull died aged 55 on 4 September 1955 in Toronto.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/26/8 Matriculation Slips 1905-1906 [Men] T - Y


Harvard Turnbull
Born 1883.
Died 4 September 1938.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1905;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: businessman, ships
English snippet: Engineering graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1905
Record last updated: 18th Dec 2013

Country Associations

Canada Canada, Montreal
Place of Birth

Canada Canada, Toronto
Place of Death

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow, Glasgow

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  • Student