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L.M. Montgomery collection
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ca. 1875-present, predominant 1900-1935 (Creation)
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3.38 m of manuscripts 1246 photographs, 1292 negatives : b&w and col. 172 books and 3 videotapes Rilla of Ingleside, original manuscript by L.M.M., 564 leaves in 5 binders 355 reels of newspapers 99 of L.M.M. published books (several copies for some titles)
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Name of creator
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in 1874. She lived in P.E.I. until she and her husband, the Rev. Ewan Macdonald moved to Ontario after 1911. Her writing career began when she published poems and stories in newspapers and magazines. Her most notable work, Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908 by L.C. Page and Company of Boston. During her lifetime, L.M.M. published 22 novels, a book of poetry, and more than 500 short stories. She died in Toronto in 1942.
Scope and content
Collection consists of: photographs, negatives, videos, needlework, handwritten journals, scrapbooks, correspondence, microfiche of newspapers, books, author's will, papers relating to her estate and business and lawsuit with L.C. Page. Fonds is comprised of the following series: L.M.M. Publications L.M.M. Private Library L.M.M. Pictures L.M.M. Papers L.M.M. Journals L.M.M. Scrapbooks L.M.M. Artifacts L.M.M. Framed Photos L.M.M. Videos
Immediate source of acquisition
L.M. Montgomery's son, Dr. Stuart Macdonald sold her diaries to the University of Guelph in 1981; this sale also included five personal scrapbooks. A large collection of additional Montgomery material, approximately 500 poems ad 500 short stories, was purchased from the Macdonald estate in 1983. The manuscript of Rilla of Ingleside was donated by Murray and Emily Woods in 2000.
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Restrictions on access
Access to original diaries and scrapbooks is restricted, however copies may be used. Some restrictions may apply to unpublished diaries.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Permission to publish material must be obtained from the University of Guelph and heirs of L.M. Montgomery.
Further accruals are possible.
L.M. Montgomery's artifact collection includes: needlework such as: a cushion cover, handerkerchief, shawl, coasters, pillowcases, towel, Christening robe and a medal. Also, Gog and Magog, the pair of Staffordshire pottery dogs purchased by the author on her honeymoon in 1911.
Translations of some of her works include Dutch, Swedish, French, Finnish, Polish, and Japanese publications.