Fonds Add. MSS. 902 - Phyllis Ross fonds

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Phyllis Ross fonds

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CA CVAN Add. MSS. 902

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  • 1917-1973 (Creation)
    Ross, Phyllis Gregory

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5.8 m of textual records

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Phyllis Gregory was born in Rossland, British Columbia. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1925. During that year she won the Susan B. Anthony Fellowship to Bryn Mawr and completed her master's degree. She also studied at the London School of Economics. In 1928, she married Leonard Hugh Turner in England, but returned to Canada with her two children after her husband's death in 1932. She joined the Canadian Tariff Board in 1934 in Ottawa, and at the outbreak of war was seconded to the War Time Prices and Trade Board, where she became Economic Advisor, and later Fats and Oils Administrator. In 1945, she married Frank Mackenzie Ross. She was a member of the UBC Senate and was elected Chancellor in 1961. She was active for over 30 years in a variety of cultural, medical and church organizations in B.C. She was the recipient of many awards. She is survived by her son John N. Turner and daughter Brenda Norris.

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The fonds consists of personal correspondence, speeches and addresses, and working drafts and papers from the Tariff Board and Wartime Prices and Trade Board, 1933-1934, and government house social and business affairs, Victoria, 1955-1960; papers relating to charitable work and foundations; and personal papers of Frank Mackenzie Ross.

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File list available in hard copy only in Archives' Reading Room.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-433

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