Diaries of David Turner

Scope and Content

Diaries of David Turner, 1926-1971, relating mainly to the Moral Re-Armament campaign in Tenby and his own day-to-day activities.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Rogers Turner (1912-1971) was a Christian activist. He was born into a military family which by 1921 was resident in Gumfreston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire. He attended boarding school in Devon and the Harper-Adams School of Husbandry. He spearheaded the Moral Re-Armament (MRA; an Evangelical Christian movement) campaign in Tenby, to which he devoted most of his life. He also worked with orphaned children in Berlin after the Second World War. He died on 2 September 1971, aged 59.


Arranged into the following: diaries; and miscellaneous items.

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr P. D. Palmer, Pembroke Dock, 1992.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, The Diaries of David Turner (1912-1971), catalogue; MSO Worldwide website (www.msoworld.com), viewed 15 June 2005.

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

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