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Turnbull Home, 231 Britain Street, Saint John, New BrunswickObject number: NBM-F25-11
Gallery: Public Spaces
Object Name: photograph
Title: Turnbull Home, 231 Britain Street, Saint John, New Brunswick
Artist: Mark Hemmings
Date: October 2006
Medium: digital photograph
Credit Line: New Brunswick Museum fonds
Notes: The Turnbull Home was originally incorporated in the year 1900 as ‘Saint John Home for Incurables’, amended in 1937 and 1944, in force on 13 September 1944. In the later years of his life, William Wallace Turnbull (b. May 23, 1828, d. 1899 in Saint John), a businessman and philanthropist, gave much consideration toward establishing a home for incurables that at this time were only able to seek refuge in the poor house. In the year before his death, he visited several similar institutions in the United States. His offer of a large sum of money if the federal government donated the then Marine Hospital for this purpose was accepted. William Wallace Turnbull, of Saint John, N.B., bequeathed $100,000 in his will to establish a home or hospital for people with incurable diseases. It was William W. Turnbull’s wish that an application be made to Legislature for an Act of Incorporation to carry out of the purposes of the trust and one of the provisions of the Act of Incorporation should be that no one should be disqualified as a beneficiary on account of race, gender, age, creed or colour. The object of this home was to afford maintenance, nursing, and medical and surgical aid to persons suffering from incurable disease, and providing whatever religious ministrations they require. No one was to be turned away if they could not pay a sum towards toward their care. The Turnbull Home operated under the direction, control and management of a Board of Managers, twenty-five members of whom at least six were to be women.

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