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Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud)
L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection.
Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Printed message on front reads: "Your ship is coming in / A staunch, seaworthy craft / I've chartered it to send you / A full cargo fore and aft. / Every barrel, box and bale / Captain, mate and all the crew / Each is laden with good wishes / And they're all consigned to you." Cavendish postmark is incomplete, but can be inferred with some confidence as "March 22, 1910"; unusually, there is a faint Halifax postmark on the front of the card that appears to be dated, "March 24, 1910". The clearest postmark is for Alloa, dated "April 2, 1910". For further information about this item, refer to: Cavert, Mary Beth (2020). "L.M. Montgomery’s Picture Postcards to George Boyd MacMillan 1904–1941." Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies. (December 14, 2020). n.p. https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/jlmms/cavert/lm-montgomerys-pict...
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A postcard, postdated March 22, 1910, bearing a message in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting addressed to "Mr. Geo. B. MacMillan". George Boyd MacMillan (1881-1953) was a Scottish journalist and writer, and a favourite correspondent of L.M. Montgomery. The two were first introduced, by letter, in 1903, through an American writer who was developing a circle of literary pen friends. Although Montgomery and MacMillan only met briefly in-person, during her 1911 honeymoon in Scotland, their voluminous exchange of letters, postcards, and gifts continued until late 1941, just months before Montgomery's death. PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: "Yes, Spring is coming here too - but we have had a lovely winter. Am busy with Kilmeny proofs. L.M.M."