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Soldier's Monument, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated November 2 1904 Cavdenish, PEI, November 3 1904 Hunter's River, PEI, and November 14 1904 Alloa, 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.
Great George St., Looking from Queen Square, Charlottetown.
A postcard, postdated November 21, 1904 Cavendish, PEI, November 21, 1904 Hunter's River PEI, December 4 Alloa, 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.
From the Land of the Maple. View in Queen Square Gardens, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated June 12 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. PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: "Greeting" [written on front of card, under printed 'From the Land of the Maple' slogan: no other message on card]., L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell.
Charlottetown from Fort Edward.
A postcard, postdated July 11 1905 Cavendish, PEI and July 22 1905 Alloa, 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: "July 11. 'Loch Lomond' card to hand. Lovely. Yes it is No VI of superstitions I have. Old cannons used in famous siege of Louisberg, and fished out of harbor after 160 years immersion. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., Message written on front of card; address only on back. 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
Law Courts Building Charlottetown, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated July 24 1905, 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 Lochleven card to hand. By odd coincidence, I was reading Scott's 'Abbot' the very day it came?. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., Message written on front of card. 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
Charlottetown's Beautiful Harbor, Prince Edward Island.
A postcard, with Alloa postmark dated 1906, 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: "Just home from a flying trip to town. It is June time and every-thing lovely. 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
Avenue near Charlottetown, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated June 30 1906, 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 letter just received. The Scott Oak card is lovely. I accept it with un-questioning faith & use it as a bookmarker for 'Waverley' 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
St. James Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated July 13 1906, 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 received. Will answer soon. Just in dog-days here - too warm for gray matter to work well. 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
A Breath of Spring, Prince Edward Island.
A postcard, postdated October 1906, 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: "Not especially seasonable, perhaps you will say? But isn't beauty seasonable all year round? Just been to town, so got a few cards. This is reproduced from genuine photo. 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
Five Generations All Pullers Together Prince Edward Island.
A postcard, postdated December 3 1906, 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: "These are French Canadians, descendants of the exiled Acadians of Longfellow's famous poem 'Evangeline'. There are many of them here. 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
Halifax N.S. Monument to South African Heroes, in Public Gardens.
A postcard, postdated April 13 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: "Thanks for postal of River Tweed. This is a Nova Scotian card. 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
Icebreaker "Stanley" crossing to the Mainland from P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated at Cavendish April 16 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: "[message on front] Typical winter scene in our strait. [message on back] Just received word today that I have had a book M.S. accepted by prominent American publishing firm. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., The "book M.S." [manuscript] referenced is Anne of Green Gables. 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
A Cool Retreat. Montague, P.E.I.
A postcard, postdated May 8 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: "We have spring here now. Hope your seeds will grow. I'm busy potting plants too. 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
Grand Pre Village, N.S.
A postcard, postdated June 1907, 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: "Have you read Longfellows 'Evangeline'. If so, you'll 'recognize' this famous spot - 'the little village of Grand Pre'. 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
Parliament Buildings from Nepean Point, Ottawa.
A postcard, postdated June 3 1907 Cavendish P.E.I. and June 16 1907 Alloa, 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: "Am so glad you had a cold May and snow 'cause it puts us in conceit with Island again. We had a very cold May and a regular snow-storm one day. 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
Drive In Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, N.S.
A postcard, postdated June 24 1907, bearing an addess 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., No message on card. 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
North Shore, Prince Edward Island.
A postcard, postdated July 29 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: "This is a spot not far from here. Your letter received yesterday. We are having just as cold and damp a season as you. Don't thin the poppies out. 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
Smoking Moose Meat, Kipawa Lake.
A postcard, postdated in Cavendish on August 19, 1907 and stamped in Alloa on September 1, 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: "Thanks for magazines and poem leaflets. This is an Ontario scene. Shall be writing 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
"Evangeline"
A postcard, postdated September 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: "Thanks for Sir Walter's favourite view. This is a Nova Scotian scene. Wrote last week. Sincerely, 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
St. Paul's Church, Halifax.
A postcard, postdated October 12 1907, 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., No message on card. 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
Hermit Mountain View from Grade, 1 1/2 Miles West of Rogers' Pass, British Columbia
A postcard, postdated October 21 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: "You see we have mountains in Canada too. The Rocky Mt. scenery is considered to be finer than Alpine scenery. Have never seen either myself but hope to see both some day. 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, N.S., Dominion Atlantic Railway.
A postcard, postdated November 11 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: " 'Away to the northward Blomidon rose and forests old and aloft - on the mountains Sea-fogs pitched their tents.' Longfellow.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., The lines quoted by Montgomery are from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline," published in 1847. 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
Around the Camp Fire, Alqonquin, National Park, Ontario
A postcard, postdated November 18 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: "The 'Seven Sisters' are beautiful. I envy their owner. Is he their owner. That is, does he get any enjoyment out of them? L.M.M.", L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., Montgomery's note likely references a postcard received from MacMillan: other notes on her postcards to MacMillan reference well-known Scottish sites shown on postcards he sent to her. The best-known "Seven Sisters" site in the British Isles is a series of chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel at the edge of the South Downs in East Sussex, England, but it is unclear if this is the location Montgomery is referring to here. 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
Rockliffe Park, Ottawa.
A postcard, postdated December 2? 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: "With best wishes for a happy new year. 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
Moose Hunter's Camp - Kipawa Lake, Ont.
A postcard, postdated January 30 1908, 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., No message on card. 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
Pownall Bay, Prince Edward Island
A postcard, postdated March 10, 1908, 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., No message on card. 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
High Rock, Pen Mar, Blue Ridge Mountains
A postcard, postdated April 27 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: "Many thanks for beautiful sea scenes. I am out of nice cards till I go to town. Do you know a Mr. Cochrane who lives five miles from Alloa - a mechanical engineer? He is just out from Scotland. Says he knows a MacMillan of Alloa who is an engineer. Any relation of yours? Best wishes for a pleasant summer. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., Message written on front of card. 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
Gaspereaux River Above Grand Pre.
A postcard, postdated June 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: "In town recently and tried to get some more Island views but could only get old ones. This is a Nova Scotia scene. 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 Sam Slick House, Windsor, N.S.
A postcard, postdated June 24,1908, 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: "Am sending copy of the book today. Hope you'll like it but don't say you do if you don't. Your letter received lately. Will answer sooner than you deserve. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., From the postage date, it can be inferred that *the* book (emphasis in original) Montgomery refers to in her message is 'Anne of Green Gables'. 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
Montreal Harbour.
A postcard, postdated July 2 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: "We are having weather to match yours - never knew such a lovely June. Am sending a different style of card. 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
Franklin Statue, Boston, Mass.
A postcard, postdated July 14 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: "We are being roasted alive. But are having lovely swims and surf dips - and roses. 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
Boar's Head. St. John River, N.B.
A postcard, postdated August 19 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: "This is a new one 'The Rhine of America'. Am going to answer your letter very soon. Have been so busy. Finished second 'Anne' book the other day. L.M.M.", L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery., L.M. Montgomery Institute. Ryrie-Campbell Collection., Donated by Donna Jane Campbell., From the postage date, it can be inferred that the manuscript for the "second 'Anne' book" referenced in Montgomery's message as having just been finished is "Anne of Avonlea" (published during the summer of 1909). 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
Nature's Monuments. Hopewell Cape Rocks, New Brunswick
A postcard, postdated September 8, 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: "Aren't these curious 'freaks of nature'? We, too, have had a lovely summer and fine crops. Your 'snow scene' is beautiful. Wrote you last week. 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
Flower Pot Island. Georgian Bay, Canada.
A postcard, postdated September 14, 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: " 'Edinburgh in a Nutshell' to hand. Alas, the shell was in fragments and Edinburgh lost. Absit omen. Am very busy typewriting m.s. of new book. Having a lovely autumn. 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
Shore Scene at Keppoch Prince Edward Island.
A postcard, postdated September 29, 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: "Bibbys Annual to land. It is finely gotten up. Thanks ever so. Our lovely weather continues. Am busy typing my new book ms. 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
Natural Steps. Montmorenci, Near Quebec, Can.
A postcard, postdated December 1, 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: "'Silver Glen' received. It is very pretty. Am feeling somewhat better and hope you are too. 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
Buffalo at Banff, Western Canada.
A postcard, postdated December 4, 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: "Am sending today the third and concluding volume of the 'Breakfast Table' series. Greetings of the season. 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

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