Turner, John B. Papers

Dates: 1852-1975. Size: 2 linear feet in 2 boxes and 4 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional Library, Northside Neighborhood History Collection. John B. Turner was born in England in 1815. He came to Chicago in 1836 and started a successful livery business. His business was destroyed by the Chicago Fire in 1871. He owned land in North Center in Lake View Township. After the fire, he and his family moved to North Center where they farmed. The materials in this collection document the business activities of John B. Turner and include receipts, correspondence and a ledger. The collection contains some personal materials including family tree, news clippings about the family and a few photographs, including a portrait of John Turner and his family and their home in North Center. [Finding aid]