The new Bytown Pamphlet Phyllis Turner Ross – Career Woman and Single Mother has a title it would be easy to gloss over until you twig to the fact that Turner refers to former Canadian prime minister John Turner.
The pamphlet is in two parts.
First, Paul Litt recounts the influence the extraordinary Phyllis Turner Ross had on the formative years of the future prime minister.
Then, Christine Jackson, recounts her search for records that challenge and augment what is commonly understood about Phyllis Turner’s pre-Ottawa years.
A mystery remains.