George Boyd MacMillan fonds

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MacMillan, G. B. (George Boyd), 1881-1953
Weber, Ephraim, 1870-1956
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942
George Boyd MacMillan fonds
Lucy Maud Montgomery correspondence
Ephraim Weber correspondence with Lucy Maud Montgomery
MG 30 D 185
Canadian culture
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
George Boyd MacMillan (1881 - 1953) was a Scottish author and journalist. After working for nine years as a printer, he joined "The Alloa Journal" in August 1904 as a reporter and remained with the newspaper until his retirement in 1946. MacMillan contributed poems and articles to various periodicals and corresponded with literary friends, including Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942), who was a Canadian author best known for the worldwide smash “Anne of Green Gables”, published in 1908. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of her novels were set on Prince Edward Island. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. Montgomery's home of Leaskdale Manse in Ontario and the area surrounding Green Gables and her Cavendish home in Prince Edward Island have both been designated National Historic Sites of Canada. Montgomery herself was designated a Person of National Historic Significance by the Government of Canada in 1943.
This collection consists of the literary and personal correspondence of Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1903-1941, and some of the literary works of Scottish writer and journalist, George Boyd MacMillan, including some personal correspondence, 1903 and 1951. Included is documentation regarding the acquisition of the records, written by Mollie Gillen, London, England, 1974.