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Sutherland's River, near Stellarton, N.S.
A postcard, postdated August 1907, 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: "A scene in our neighbouring province of Nova Scotia. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Valley of 10 Peaks Rocky Mountains, Western Canada.
A postcard, postdated December 5, 1908, 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: "Bibby's Annual received. Thanks for it. We are having a 'cold snap'. I have a box of white narcissi out in bloom. That keeps summer is house. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
The Border of the Woods Prince Edward Island.
A postcard, postdated April 14, 1909, 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: "Good for daffodils? Your springs are a month earlier than ours. Rec'd your letter. Will write sooner than you deserve and will advise as to further treatment of daffodils. Meanwhile leave it alone. L.M.M." Handwritten message on front of card reads: "Wouldn't you like to lie and dream among the buttercups and daises?", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Fisherman's Paradise Dunk River, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated May 5, 1909, 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: "Busy house-cleaning!!! L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Orchard Scene Land of Evangeline, N.S.
A postcard, postdated August [23?], 1909, 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: "'Edinburgh in a nutshell' came safely this time. Have been hoping for a fortnight to get time to answer your letter. Hope to succeed soon. Yours etc. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Cape Blomidon, Land of Evangeline, N.S.
L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., A postcard, postdated October 19, 1909, 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: "Ghost article and card received. What is reality behind the affair? Suppose card is merely a 'fake' ghost? L.M.M.", 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-picture-postcards
Young Woman's Christian Association, Colombo, Ceylon.
A postcard, postmark January 6 (year indecipherable), 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: "Thanks for 'The Golden Age'. It is lovely. Will write when I get time for a good letter. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Goodfellowship.
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.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., 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-picture-postcards
Now Ready: Kilmeny of the Orchard.
A postcard, postdated May 10, 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: "Thanks for '[?] literature'. Shall be sending you copy of 'Kilmeny' soon. Hope have a lovely spring. L.M.M. P.S. Isn't it sad about the King!", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., Montgomery's postscript presumably refers to the passing of King Edward VII, who died on May 6, 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-picture-postcards
Parliament Buildings, Toronto.
A postcard, postdated June 27 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: "The 'Anne' slips and Gazettes to hand. The latter are very interesting and amusing. Many thanks. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Pulpit Rock, Point Prim, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated July 4 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: "'Alva Glen" lovely. I envy you your mountains. I feel that I'd love mountains if I had half a chance to get 'quainted with them. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
MacDonald Hall, O.A.C., Guelph, Ont
A postcard, dated "September 8, 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: "Your card to hand. We have had an exceptionally cool summer too. I have a letter half written for you. Hope to finish it sometime. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., O.A.C. is Ontario Agricultural College. 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-picture-postcards
Trout Fishing, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated October 15 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: "Gazettes and Punch received & much enjoyed. We are having a wet-stormy October. Will be sending you a couple of bulbs soon. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
[untitled -- sepia toned photo of ~7 men rowing boat]
A postcard, postdated November 26 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: "Nov. 26. Just returned from short visit to Boston, as guest of my publisher. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Tombs of the Kings and Iona Cathedral.
A postcard, dated July 23, 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: "We had a delightful trip to Iona and Staffa. Fingal's Cave alone was worth the trip. We go to Ayr tomorrow and next day to the Trossachs. We got our letters last-night. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., This postcard must have been sent by Montgomery during her 1911 honeymoon in Scotland. 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-picture-postcards
Ghillie Callum - The Sword Dance
A postcard, postdated July 31, 1911, bearing a message in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting addressed to "Mr. Geo. B. MacMillan". George Boyd MacMillan (1881-1953) a journalist and writer of verse and song lyrics, who resided for most of his life Alloa, Scotland, had a voluminous correspondence from ca. 1903 until 1941 (shortly before her death). PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: "July 31. Pardon this card and pencil. Am writing this before leaving for Melrose to acknowledge your letter. We go north tomorrow to be away until Saturday but send mail to this hotel. We will go to Alloa as arranged. Will write you whenever we get back here. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Madu) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Prospect Point, Niagara Falls.
A postcard postdated June 28, 1912, 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: "This is a glimpse of 'the thunder of waters.' L.M. Macdonald", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Park Pond, Uxbridge, Ont.
A postcard, dated June 23 1913, 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: "I leave for a five weeks trip to 'The Island' next week. Will write you on return. Thanks for papers. The 'Daily Sketch is very interesting. L.M. Macdonald.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Sandbar at Sturgeon Point, Kawartha Lakes, near Lindsay Ont., Canada
A postcard 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: "Thanks for last two postals. They are among the most charming you have sent me. Letter and papers also to hand. I have been doubly busy of late. A pleasant vacation to you. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
This is a Hint from Leaskdale, Ont. That You are Wanted here
A postcard, postdated September 8 1914, 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: "Your card received. Also Daily sketches for which many thanks. I shall be answering your letter soon. This war is dreadful. Have you seen Kiplings fine poem? L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 'Daily-Sketch' was a long-running British tabloid. The United Kingdom declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914. Canada was a British Dominion, bound to the foreign policy decisions of the British Parliament which made it a partner in the war effort. 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-picture-postcards
1000 Islands, St. Lawrence River.
A postcard, postdated November 22 2014, 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: "Received your letter. Will write soon. We have a new baby boy here. Born October 7th. Sorry to learn you were not very well. We are all feeling the dreadful strain of the war. L.M. Macdonald.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., The "new baby boy" must be Montgomery's second son, Ewan Stuart Macdonald, born on October 7th, 1915. 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-picture-postcards
The McIntyre Fountain, Winona Lake, Ind.
A postcard dated May 18 1917 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: Your cards to hand. Yes your photo came and was much appreciated. It is very good. We are busy gardening. A late cold spring. Thanks also for 'Scotsman with Watt's article. L.M.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 'The Scotsman' is a long-running Scottish newspaper. 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-picture-postcards
Col. Sharpe's Residence, Uxbridge.
A postcard, postdated October 4 1917, 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: "Your card to hand also packet of Gazettes. Many thanks . Shall look for a letter soon. Did you get the copy of my new book, also the copy of my book of poems? L.M. Macdonald.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., The book that is being referenced here is likely "Anne's House of Dreams" (1917) and the books of poems "The Watchman and other poems" (1916). Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel S. Sharpe raised the 116th Battalion (Ontario County), CEF, for European service in World War I. He led the regiment in the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917, the Battle of Passchendaele, and an attack at Avion in August 1917. He was re-elected as a Member of Parliament for the Unionist Party while serving in Europe. In early 1918, he was awarded the DSO for his actions during the Battle of Passchendaele. He committed suicide in 1918 while suffering from "shell shock", which was later discovered to be Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In 2018 his hometown of Uxbridge revealed a statue in his memory, and in 2019 the provincial courthouse in Oshawa was renamed in his honour and a plaque commemorating him was placed in Centre Block on Parliament Hill. 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-picture-postcards
The Capitol, West Front, Washington, D.C.
A postcard 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: "Many thanks for Bibby's Annual and Gazettes. We are having a strange winter - no winter at-all in fact. Good luck. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., The fact that L.M. Montgomery was being sent 'Bibby's Annual' indicates a possible interest in Theosophy. Date inferred from similar winter reference in 6 February 1928 letter and stamp value. 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-picture-postcards
Church Street, Uxbridge, Ont.
A postcard 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: "Dear Mr. McMillan. Some time ago you asked me for another copy of 'Fate.' Mine has turned up so I enclose a copy of it. If we 'live in deeds not - years, in feelings not - in figures on a dial,' the world is many centuries older than when I wrote you. I can never forget the agony of the first re-ports of the naval battle. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., The quote in the message is from the book-length poem 'Festus', by Philip James Bailey. The most likely reason the card has no stamps or postmarks is because it was enclosed with the "copy of 'Fate' " mentioned in L.M. Montgomery's message. The "naval battle" referred to may be the Battle of Jutland (May-June 1916). Per the Royal Museums Greenwich, this was "the only major fleet battle of the First World War". https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/behind-the-scenes/blog/naval-battles-first-world-war. Dated by an identical reference to this poem in her letter of 6 February 1928. 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-picture-postcards
Chemistry Building, University, Saskatoon, Sask.
A postcard, dated October 10 1930, 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: "Prince Albert Sask. October 10/30. Greetings from the wild and woolly. Am enjoying a holiday trip in our great-Western land. L.M. Macdonald.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., L.M. Montgomery lived in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan with her father and step-mother from 1890-1891. 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-picture-postcards
Suspension Bridge Capilano Canyon Vancouver, B.C. Length 450 feet.
A postcard, postdated August 14 1935, 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: "210A. Riverside Drive Toronto. Dear Mr. MacMillan. The above is the correct [return?]. Shall welcome your long letter gladly. L.M. Macdonald.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., One of the postmarks reads: "Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Toronto August 23-September 7 1935." The CNE was founded in 1879 originally as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition. The other postmark is also from Toronto. 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-picture-postcards
Moonlight, North River, Charlottetown.
A postcard, dated October 24 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: "'Louise' was a mere guess of editor. Thanks for Bibbeys. It is fine. Am sending you a couple of daffodil bulbs - different varieties. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Road near New Glasgow, P.E. Island.
A postcard, postdated June, 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: "Letter, review, and '[?] [?] Day' rec'd. Enjoyed all three. Will write soon - in the busy woman's sense of 'soon.' L.M.M." Handwritten note on front of card, above printed title, reads: "very near Cavendish"., L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards
Park Drive, Uxbridge, Ont.
A postcard, dated March 12 1912, 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: "This is a scene near my new home. The 'Punch' etc. to hand. Many thanks. The motor poems from Ghent to Aix were good. Mr. M. sends regards. L.M.M.", L.M. Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., The quote is likely an allusion to Robert Browning's poem, "How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix" (1845); the poem is famous for its rapid, 'galloping horse" meter, and it is possible that Punch -- or some other popular British periodical -- ran some sort of spoof of it for the motor car era. 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-picture-postcards
Photograph of Ewan MacDonald reading outside
Undated photograph of Ewan MacDonald sitting outside on a rocking chair reading a book. This item was donated as part of George Boyd MacMillan's collection. 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., L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
The Spirit of Canada: Dominion and Provinces, 1939
Welcome to the Royal Visitors. His Majesty King George and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in Coronation Robes (photo). Foreword by Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E. The National Memorial, Ottawa (photo). Ottawa by Duncan Campbell Scott, C.M.G. Peace Tower, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa (photo). Nova Scotia by Clara Dennis. The Province House, Halifax (photo). Prince Edward Island by L.M. Montgomery, O.B.E. Legislative Buildings, Charlottetown (photo). New Brunswick by Sir Charles G.D. Roberts. Legislative Buildings, Fredericton (photo). Quebec by Robert Choquette. Hotel du Parlement, Quebec (photo). Ontario by Katherine Hale. Legislative Buildings, Toronto (photo). Manitoba by W.T. Allison. Legislative Buildings, Winnipeg (photo). Saskatchewan by Mary Weekes. Legislative Buildings, Regina (photo). Alberta by Robert J.C. Stead. Legislative Buildings, Edmonton (photo). British Columbia by Nellie L. McClung. Legislative Buildings, Victoria (photo). Yukon by Mrs. George Black, M.P. Administration Building, Dawson (photo). Northwest Territories by Philip H. Godsell. Map of Canada with Itinerary of Royal Tour. Biographical Notes on Contributors., The Spirit of Canada souvenir book, produced to commemorate the 1939 Royal visit by H.M. King George VI and H.M. Queen Elizabeth, includes articles about each of the provinces and territories with accompanying sketches by Charles W. Simpson, R.C.A.. These articles were written by several eminent Canadian authors of the time, including L.M. Montgomery, who wrote the piece on Prince Edward Island., Published by Canadian Pacific Railway, Accompanied by envelope addressed, in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting, to "Mr. George 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. Montgomery was asked in 1935 by the Prime Minister at the time, R.B. Bennett, to accept the appointment of the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in anticipation of H.M. King George V's Silver Jubilee., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Envelope addressed to Geo. B. MacMillan, Esq.
An envelope addressed in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting addressed to "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. This envelope was separated from its accompanying letter and contains several notes in pencil in George Boyd MacMillan's writing, specifically, it bears the message "answered 25/11/1943" which was almost a year after L.M. Montgomery's death., L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., The address in L.M. Montgomery's writing appears to be on a label that has been affixed on top of a previous address that bears the postdate June 22, 1942. Although it is mostly covered, it appears that the previous envelope was addressed to a "...Stewart." Stewart is likely the last name of the original addressee. The postdate on the label with George Boyd MacMillan's address reads August 12 with an indecipherable year. The stamp has been removed., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Twilight in an Old Farm House
Newspaper clipping of poem entitled "Twilight in an Old Farm House" by L.M. Montgomery that she sent to George Boyd 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. The newspaper reprinted the poem from "The Congregationalist" newspaper in Boston, Mass., By L.M. Montgomery, This poem was also published in The Watchman and Other Poems (1916) under the title "In an Old Farm House.", L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
New Year Wishes
Typescript poem entitled "New Year Wishes" signed by L.M. Montgomery and sent to George Boyd 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., L.M. Montgomery, This poem was also published in Good Housekeeping in January 1936 under the title "I wish you." It was also published in The Blythes are Quoted (2009), under the title, "I wish you." The Blythes are Quoted was intended by Montgomery to be the ninth volume of the Anne series. The poem is situated in Part 1 of the book which includes poems written by Anne and her son, Walter Blythe, before the First World War. Part 1 also includes "The Piper," the poem mentioned in Rilla of Ingleside that was written by Walter Blythe before his death. The manuscript for The Blythes are Quoted was delivered by L.M. Montgomery to her publisher on April 23, 1942, one day before her death., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
The Mac family starting for Muskoka
A photo of the MacDonald family (Ewan, L.M., Chester, and Stuart) standing outside of their vehicle with a note on the verso in L.M. Montgomery's writing reading "The Mac family starting for Muskoka." This photo was donated as part of a collection of items from George Boyd Macmillan's family. 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., L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., The MacDonald family left for Bala, Ontario on July 24, 1922. Bala is a small resort town situated on Lake Muskoka. It is possible that this photo was taken then., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Verse and Reverse
Includes two poems by L.M. Montgomery: "Winter Song" (p. 16) and "The Gate of Dream" (p. 29)., The Toronto Women's Press Club, Holograph note on title page to George B. MacMillan: "With good wishes for 1922. L.M. Montgomery." According to the Prefatory Note, the Toronto Women's Press Club held a poetry night in April of 1921, and decided to publish the poems read that evening., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Carlisle from Rickerby
A postcard, postdated August 20 1911, bearing a message in Ewen (Ewan) Macdonald's handwriting addressed to "Mr. G. 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: "Station Hotel Carlise [?] Aug 20 - 1911 Dear Mr. MacMillan: We came as far as Carlisle yesterday. We had good accommodation as far as Newcastle. But the train from there has been so crowded that many including myself had to stand! much of the way. We miss your company very much. Yours sincerely. E. Macd.", Macdonald, Ewen (Ewan), 1870-1943, This postcard was written after the newlyweds met with George Boyd MacMillan and his fiancé in Scotland., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Casa Loma, Toronto, Canada.-24
A postcard, postmarked "Toronto, Ontario - July 11, 1939," bearing a message in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting addressed to "Mr. Geo. B. MacMillan". George Boyd MacMillan (1881-1953) a journalist and writer of verse and song lyrics, who resided for most of his life Alloa, Scotland, had a voluminous correspondence from ca. 1903 until 1941 (shortly before her death). PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: "Otherwise known as 'Pellatt's Folly.' A millionaire's whim. He went bankrupt after building it. It as a show place now and very interesting. Wonderful view from tower. Hope you have a nice holiday. L.M.M.", L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., 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-picture-postcards, L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery.
The Citadel and Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada / La Citadelle et le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada
A postcard, postdated May 15 1931, bearing a message in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting addressed to "Mr. G. 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: "Am sending two booklets of recent verse of Canadian authors and a book of Nova Scotia views. Best wishes. L.M.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., 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-picture-postcards, L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Montague, P.E. Island
A postcard, postdated July 6 1912, bearing a message in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting addressed to "Mr. G. 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: "Many thanks for 'Bibbeys.' It is fine. We are having dreadfully [warm?] weather. I hope [Miss?] A. will have a pleasant vacation. L.M. Macdonald. P.S. Thanks also for '[?] Gate' wrote last-week.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., 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-picture-postcards, L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Mushroom Rock, P.E. Island
A postcard, postdated April 23 1912, 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: "Apr 23. Your card received. Glad the coal strike is over. Isn't the Titanic disaster a horrible thing? This is a scene from the 'ould sod'. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., 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-picture-postcards, L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
New Year Greetings
A postcard, postdated December 25 1911, bearing a message in Ewen (Ewan) Macdonald's handwriting addressed to "Mr. G. 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: "The [?] Leaskdale ont. With best wishes for a happy new year E. Macdonald Xmas 1912", Macdonald, Ewen (Ewan), 1870-1943, L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
St. Ann's Gate, Salisbury
A postcard, postdated September 21 1911, bearing a message in Ewen (Ewan) Macdonald'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: "London Sept 21 - 1911 Dear Mr. M. I am writing this note at Euston Station while waiting for our train. We leave for the Adriatic, our trip has been a very enjoyable one; with kind regards from us both. E. Macdonald", Macdonald, Ewen (Ewan), 1870-1943, "The Adriatic" probably refers to the RMS Adriatic, a UK ocean liner of the White Star Line that sailed the Southhampton to New York route between 1907 and 1911. This postcard was written after the newlyweds met with George Boyd MacMillan and his fiancé in Scotland., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Tree Point, Hampton, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated December 25, year illegible, 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: "Your book and card received and much appreciated. May your stockings be filled this new year with the happiest person we know. L.M. Montgomery.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Summer Street - Summerside, Prince Edward Island
A postcard, postdated January 28, 1907, bearing an address in L.M. Montgomery's handwriting 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., L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., No message on card., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Queen Square Gardens Charlottetown, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated July 17 1905, bearing an address 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., L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., Card has address only; no message.
Belfast Church near Eldon, P.E. Island
A postcard postdated May 21, 1904 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: "An old-fashioned P.E.I. church. Why are cemetery monuments always so hideous? This isn't a conundrum. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.

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