L M Montgomery Bibliography Template

A popular and financially successful writer, Lucy Maud Montgomery MacDonald (1874-1942) is considered one of Canada's best known and most enduring authors.

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874, in Clifton, Prince Edward Island. Her parents, Hugh Montgomery, a former sea captain turned merchant, and Clara Macneill Montgomery, came from large, long-established, and eminent Prince Edward Island families. Clara Montgomery died before her daughter, always known as Maud, was two years old, and her grief-stricken father sent her to live with her elderly, strictly Presbyterian maternal grandparents at their isolated farmhouse in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

Young Maud was a solitary child, sensitive, imaginative, and rather out of place in her grandparents' household. She found respite in books, notably Dickens, Scott, Byron, and Longfellow, and in writing stories and poems of her own, a talent which she developed at a very early age. She also enjoyed the company of her many cousins and later school friends.

In 1890 her father, now remarried and with a new family, asked Maud to join him in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and she spent the next year in the Canadian West. She found her stepmother uncongenial (she was expected to serve as an unpaid maid and nanny and was kept home from school for months) and her father too busy with a variety of enterprises—business, political, and social—to be much of a companion. However, she soon made several close friends. Although she was thrilled in November 1890 when her first published work, a poem, appeared in the Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Daily Patriot, she was equally excited to return to Prince Edward Island in August 1891.

In 1893 Maud went to Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown to prepare for a teaching career. She taught in rural schools for three years, finding the work rather taxing and less rewarding than she had hoped, but she was able to devote several hours a day to writing. By the mid-1890s she had achieved moderate success as a writer, having had many stories and poems published for money.

Gives Up Teaching for Writing

Intelligent, energetic, ambitious, and strong-willed, Maud was also very feminine. She loved fashionable clothes, was grateful for her slim good looks, and enjoyed the company and admiration of men. Like most young women of her era, Maud believed that marriage was the highest occupation for women, and she looked forward to her own marriage and children. However, she had high standards—her husband would have to meet certain social and educational criteria—and she had a romantic nature. In 1897 she became engaged to a suitable young man, but she quickly became disillusioned with him. While engaged she met and became involved with another wholly unsuitable young man, whom she thought she loved but knew she could never marry. Within a few months she had broken with both men and henceforth ceased to look for or expect romantic love.

Maud's grandfather died in 1898, and for the next 13 years, with the exception of a brief stint as a reporter for a Halifax newspaper in 1901, she lived with and cared for her aging grandmother in Cavendish. Her life there was very constrained, but she found enjoyment in writing and produced poems and stories which, by the early 1900s, provided considerable income. During this time she also began what were to become two of her most important long-term friendships, based almost entirely on correspondence, with Canadian teacher Ephraim Weber and Scottish journalist G.B. MacMillan. In her long letters to these sympathetic friends she was able to express her hopes and fears as a writer.

In 1907 Maud's previously rejected first novel was accepted by a publisher. Anne of Green Gables, the appealing story of an imaginative, irrepressible, red-headed orphan girl who was adopted by two elderly Prince Edward Islanders was published by the L.C. Page Company of Boston in 1908. It was an immediate and tremendous success with readers of all ages and both sexes. With some surprise Maud wrote a friend, "Anne seems to have hit the public taste." Among the thousands of fan letters Maud received was one from Mark Twain, who described her heroine as "the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice." A sequel, Anne of Avonlea, followed in 1909 (there eventually were eight Anne books) and, despite not having received very favorable royalty terms from her publisher, Maud's professional and financial success was assured.

Maud's grandmother died in March 1911, and four months later she married Ewan MacDonald, an attractive, amiable, conscientious Presbyterian minister to whom she had been secretly engaged for five years. After a honeymoon in the British Isles, the MacDonalds returned to Canada, where Ewan resumed his pastoral duties in Leaskdale, Ontario. Maud found that being a minister's wife involved endless rounds of meetings, sewing bees, Sunday school classes, choir practice, and visits. Although she did not enjoy these activities and found herself temperamentally unsuited to them, Maud, with her keen sense of duty, performed them with skill and grace. To these responsibilities she soon added those of a mother (she had two sons: Chester, in 1912, and Stuart, in 1915), and she continued to write. Her busy and full life required very careful organization, and she often felt strained and exhausted.

Growing Appreciation of Her Work

World War I was a source of great concern to Maud, and her relief over the end of the war was soon overwhelmed by a series of travails. In January 1919 her cousin and closest friend, Frederica Campbell, died. Later in the same year her husband suffered an attack of what was termed "religious melancholia," a feeling of hopeless certainty of eternal damnation. Worried for her children (mental illness was believed to be hereditary), Maud also was horrified that others would learn of Ewan's illness. She sought medical help in Toronto and in Boston, but little was forthcoming. After several months Ewan recovered, but he remained subject to attacks at irregular and unpredictable intervals for the rest of his life. Henceforth Ewan became a source of chronic anxiety for Maud. In addition, in 1920 she became engaged in a series of acrimonious, expensive, and very trying lawsuits with publisher L.C. Page, which dragged on until Maud finally won in 1929.

Maud did find consolations in the 1920s, however. Her growing sons were always a source of delight and pride to her. In 1926 the family moved to Norval, Ontario, where Ewan became the minister of a smaller and friendlier congregation. In the early 1920s Maud created a new, highly autobiographical heroine, Emily of New Moon, who proved nearly as popular as Anne. Her achievements were recognized when in 1923 she became the first Canadian woman to be named a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in England. She was further honored in August 1927 when she was asked to meet the visiting Prince of Wales (the future Edward VIII) and the British prime minister and Anne of Green Gables fan, Stanley Baldwin.

The 1930s continued Maud's successes and anxieties. Several new juvenile books were well received. She was invested with the Order of the British Empire in 1935, and in 1936 the Canadian government created a national park on Prince Edward Island in and around Cavendish because of the renown Maud's books had brought the area. Ewan's health, however, was her primary concern. In 1935, after a series of physical ailments, he had a complete breakdown and was institutionalized for months. He slowly improved, but, overwhelmed by stress, Maud had a brief breakdown of her own. In 1935 Ewan retired, and the MacDonalds moved to Toronto, where their sons were at college. Ewan and Maud both had breakdowns again in 1937, but both recovered, and by the spring of 1939 Maud wrote that she was feeling better than she had in years.

Her recovery was of short duration, however. The outbreak of World War II depressed her greatly. Ewan's health declined, and, after a bad fall in 1940, Maud herself became very ill. Her condition worsened in 1941, and she died on April 24, 1942.

The author of over 20 books and hundreds of short stories and poems, Maud never felt she had achieved what she had aimed for—her "great" book. She was appreciative of her financial and popular successes and felt that her work was well-done as far as it went, but she recognized and regretted her limitations. Serious critics agreed with her, and for years she was dismissed as a hack writer of children's books. In the last quarter of the 20th century, however, as part of their search for a unique Canadian identity, Canadian scholars devoted a great deal of attention to L.M. Montgomery and the continued popularity of her works.

Further Reading on Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, so far in three volumes to 1929, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston (Volume 1, 1985; Volume II, 1987; Volume III, 1992), provide an unparalleled source of information about Montgomery. Engagingly written and ably edited, they present a fascinating, revealing, and honest record of an intelligent, talented, busy, and troubled woman. Montgomery's The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career, originally published as a magazine serial in 1917 and reprinted in book form in 1990, is a good-humored look at her childhood and development as a writer. Her long and interesting letters to her friends are published in Wilfred Eggleston's edition of The Green Gables Letters; From L. M. Montgomery to Ephriam Weber (1960) and in Francis W.P. Bolger and Elizabeth R. Epperly's edition of My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G.B. MacMillan from L.M. Montgomery (1980).

Montgomery has been the subject of several biographies, including Hilda M. Ridley's The Story of L.M. Montgomery (1956), a short book with a surprisingly feminist slant; Francis W.P. Bolger's The Years Before Anne (1974), which deals with Montgomery's life to 1908; and Hanna Schwarz-Eisler's L.M. Montgomery: A Popular Canadian Writer for Children (1991), a study by a German scholar. The most valuable biography is Mollie Gillen's The Wheel of Things (1975), which is well-researched and sympathetic. Gillen's later short volume, L.M. Montgomery (1978), has a similar outlook, is intended for a youthful audience, and contains many relevant photographs.

Montgomery's books have been extensively examined by scholars including Elizabeth Waterston, whose essay "L.M. Montgomery, 1874-1942" (in Mary Quayle Innis, editor, The Clear Spirit: Twenty Canadian Women and Their Times, 1966), provides penetrating analyses of Montgomery's works. John Robert Sorfleet, editor of L.M. Montgomery: An Assessment (1975), presents seven articles with differing and very serious critical approaches to the L.M. Montgomery opus; Mavis Reimer has edited a similar volume, Such a Simple Tale: Critical Responses to L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (1992). And L.M. Montgomery: A Preliminary Bibliography, by Ruth Weber Russell, D.W. Russell, and Rea Wilmshurst (1986) provides an excellent bibliography of works by and about Montgomery.

Additional Biography Sources

Bolger, Francis W. P. (Francis William Pius), 1925-, The years before "Anne," Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Pub., 1991.

Gillen, Mollie, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Don Mills, Ont.: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1978.

Gillen, Mollie, The wheel of things: a biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, London: Harrap, 1976.

Rubio, Mary, Writing a life: L.M. Montgomery, Toronto: ECW Press; East Haven, Conn.: Distributed to the trade in the U.S. exclusively by In Book, 1995.

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The Value of Book$ by L.M. Montgomery
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Many visitors to this web site arrive here looking for information about a Montgomery book they wish to sell or buy. Here is some information from our own (extensive) experience buying L.M. Montgomery first, rare, and early editions. See our Book page for a list of first edition Montgomery books.

You will see many more L.M. Montgomery books listed on eBay near the holiday season, by the way, so be patient!

We are always in touch with our great friends at the Montgomery archives and collections at the University of Guelph and University of Prince Edward Island, as well as super collectors and benefactors like Donna Campbell and Frank and Juanita Lechowick! If we can't answer your question, we can usually find someone who can!

First of all a Note For eBay sellers/buyers - When you hit the Buy Button, you have entered into a legal contract - and, it is illegal to interfere with an auction: for example, if you are selling a book and you are contacted by a buyer outside an active auction who asks you to end the auction and sell to them, or tell your recent buyer that the book they just bought is missing (even if they have not yet paid), then you have breached a contract.  Buyers, if a sellers cancels an auction, be assertive. It is illegal -- our advice to is go after dishonest buyers and sellers in every way possible and give honest feedback! First, report the seller to the Better Business Bureau of their state. Then, contact a lawyer. Complain to eBay immediately, even though it is generally ineffective.

There are very few dishonest buyers/sellers of Montgomery books, but beware. Contact us, if you have questions, we have bought from many sellers.

No matter how early or "rare" an edition it is, the most important element in value is the book's condition. Worn or scuffed covers, damaged or missing frontispiece/illustrations, loose bindings, missing pages (a book held together with duct tape!), etc. do not equal a valuable book, even a true first edition. However ...

The value of any book is what the buyer is willing to pay. If your book is not selling, it is probably priced too high for its condition.
Most buyers will not pay top dollar for books in poor condition.

Disclaimer, of course: Please understand that some bidders on auction sites are collectors of Montgomery while others are buying in order to sell later at a profit. Our valuation of books is based on our position as collectors. Others will buy at the prices that we will be quoting and then turn around and attempt to sell at twice to ten times (sometimes 100x!) what they paid. We recommend sellers who belong to accredited bookseller organizations.

Nearly all of our issues of The Shining Scroll (especially the 2014 part 2 issue) contain information about old editions of Montgomery books, our collecting experiences, and unique discoveries. For a different interpretation of the "value" of L.M. Montgomery books, read the 2012 (part 1) issue of The Shining Scroll.

Many of Montgomery's first edition books and stories are listed in:

Lucy Maud Montgomery: a preliminary bibliography. ed. Ruth Weber Russell, D.W. Russell, Rea Wilmshurst. University of Waterloo Library ISBN 0920834426

Lechowick, Frank, and Juanita Lechowick. A Collector's Guide to L.M. Montgomery Firsts. [Charlottetown, P.E.I.]: F. and J. Lechowick, 2009.

These, in addition to our Shining Scroll articles, are "must-have" books for collectors and sellers of early editions!
FIRST EDITIONS

Note: A true First Edition Anne of Green Gables means a book published by L.C. Page in April 1908. This is the date of the first impression which will be printed on the copyright page. And, the roman numerals, MDCCCCVIII on the title page do not mean a true first edition - they appear in the first 34 impressions. Every edition of Anne of Green Gables published by L.C. Page is a (c)1908 "first" edition, so a 1944 edition might be listed as a "first" edition but it is a 760,000th impression. What collectors look for is the impression and the year of printing, and most importantly, condition. The first impression of Anne is April 1908, the second is July 1908. There were no impressions in June 1908, although later editions omit the April impression on the copyright page and list June instead.

In the Anne ofGreen Gables L.C. Page editions, Elizabeth Withington replaced WAJ Claus as the illustrator after the mid-1920s, about 1925, when the old worn out printing plates were replaced with new ones. It is difficult to date some Montgomery books because the copyright page sometimes lacks impression dates. Later editions and reprints may have the original copyright date alone (no impression listed), but are not first editions. All true early editions have the impression (and/or month, for example) listed. The exact printer information and lists of book prices in the fore pages also helps to date editions.

If your Anne of Green Gables is missing the copyright page, use this guide to estimate the LC Page publishing dates based on the AGG price listed after the title page: $1.50 = 1909-1911, $1.65 = 1920 (49th imp), $1.75 = 1920 (50th imp), $1.90 = 1923, $2.00 = 1924-1940,  $2.25 = 1944, $2.50 = 1947. 

Almost all Montgomery's early edition books (published by Page, Stokes, McClelland) have gold or silver gilt titles - exceptions are The Blue Castle (except for the A.L. Burt reprint edition which is gold), the McClelland edition of A Tangled Web, and Anne of Windy Poplars. True firsts of all L.M. Montgomery books do not have black lettering on the cover titles or spine. If a seller is offering a dustjacket "first" edition, ask what color the spine title is -- if it is black, it is not a first edition.

The first edition of Anne of Green Gables published in England by Sir Isaac Pitman has all of the Claus illustrations in it.

Any L.M. Montgomery book, no matter how old, which does not look nearly new, should have a value of any used books, $10 - $60, especially if it is a library book, a reprint publisher, or has a worn cover, or a faded spine, or loose pages/binding, or writing.
Note: we are not fans of poor condition books being "dressed up" with photocopied (facsimile) dust jackets. It looks like a seller is trying to fool the buyer.

April 1908 impressions of Anne of Green Gables can be priced quite high ($2000+) but only if they are in lightly used condition with no damage, with bright titles and unmarked cover with no scratches, and complete pages. We have seen later 1908 impressions sell for under $700: a 2nd impression (July 1908) sold for $600 in spring 2014 and we have seen earlier auctions reach as high as $900; 3rd and 4th impressions (August and September 1908) have sold for $170; November and December have recently sold for $180. Editions from 1909 and 1910 are valued at under $100 to $180.

Almost all editions of The Blue Castle lack dust jackets. The true first edition, does not have a castle on the front boards, it was added after Montgomery commented on it, "Not so pretty. A plain cover." The Blue Castle (1926) is hard to date, because the publishers rarely printed the impression, but the boards (grey), and title (blue) are considered the true first printing. Printer information also indicates when the book was published: after 1926 to about 1930 - "Printed and Bound in Canada the Hunter-Rose Co. Limited Toronto;" about 1935 and earlier - "The Hunter-Rose Co. Limited Toronto;" after 1939, 1940-42 (also has "A Love Story of the Northwoods" on the spine) - "The Hunter-Rose Co Limited Printers and Bookbinders Toronto, Canada." A first editon sold in late 2012 for $100.

We consider most quality (in excellent+ condition, almost new with bright gilt titles) first edition Montgomery titles to be around $80 - $250 (with or without dust jackets) at this time. Original dust jackets add value to editions if both jacket and book are in excellent condition and are not later printings. Beware of a dust jacket that has been put on a different book. If the book is a first edition published in 1909, for example, and the dust jacket has a different publisher or titles of Montgomery books from later years printed on it (like Magic for Marigold in 1929), it is not an authentic match!


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Dust jackets (dust wrapper, dust cover) made by L.C. Page are rare if you find one before 1915. We have many dust jackets on Anne of Green Gables books from the 1930s and 1940s, especially 1944. The publisher printed many of these books after Montgomery died in 1942. We have paid $20 to $100 for them. Other near fine editions from the 1940s in dustjackets have been recently sold for $20-$30. Our Anne of Green Gables from the early 1930s in a dust jacket is in near fine condition and cost $42.

(Read more about early edition dust jackets in The Shining Scroll 2014 part 2)

We have at least six Anne of Avonlea (LC Page) in dustjackets from the 1930s and 1940s; prices for these ranged from $40 to $80. Our Anne of Avonlea in a dustjacket from the early 1920s is in near fine condition and cost $40. Dust jackets on 1st editions of Montgomery books published before the 1920s may be priced in the $180-$300 range.

Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island were reprinted in the 1940s with several different color boards (beige, green, blue, and red). The border lines on the dustjacket covers of these later editons may be brown or blue, but not on 1st edition dust jackets (bright gold). Text on the jacket flaps will help date books. For example, the brown or rust color on the cover boards of Anne of the Island is a 1949+ edition and can be dated by the Pollyanna titles in the back of the jacket. Montgomery received an OBE in the 1930s. If a dust jacket mentions this honor, or has a photo of the author, the book is a printing from that time period or later.

Our first editions of Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest with dust jackets (Stokes) were bought for $150-$200 US. 

The Blue Castle dust jackets: a first jacket had a blue mottled pattern and had very fragile paper; an early one is the 1928 A.L. Burt white dust jacket with a castle; next is a mottled gray jacket from about 1929 by McClelland and Stewart, identical to the jacket on the first edition; then the yellow dust jacket with the castle which appears in the 1930s and 1940s.

If a Montgomery book with a dust jacket has Anne of Ingleside (1939) listed on the back, it was printed after 1939. When Montgomery died in 1942, LC Page printed many more editions of her books to cash in.

By the way, Montgomery wrote to a friend that she did not like dust jackets because they came between her and her book. She would remove them and toss them away!


RARE 

Not all early Montgomery books are "rare" or hard to find. There are manyAnne of Avonlea editions available, for example. We also see a great number of Chronicles of Avonlea, Magic for Marigold, and Anne's House of Dreams for sale. There are many editions of Anne of Green Gables from 1914 and 1915, especially from the reprint publisher, Grosset and Dunlap. Most of our books from these publishers were acquired for under $20. A first edition of Anne of Avonlea in beige boards sold on eBay in spring 2012 for $125 and many more (either in green or beige boards) sell for less; the piano music for the long-lost 1919 Anne movie (with Mary Miles Minter) sold for $10.

Also not rare: The McClelland and Stewart Cavendish edition series with the letter C on the boards and photo of Green Gables on the back of the dustjacket are from the 1940s. The Thrushwood series from Grosset and Dunlap was printed in the 1940s-50s (covers are grey tweed-like, Anne looks like Nancy Drew). Reprint editions like A.L. Burt/Grosset Dunlap should sell in the $15 - $45 US price range.

Anne's House of Dreams was Montgomery's first book with a new publisher so many copies were printed, which is why you can find nice ones from Stokes and McClelland and Stewart at low prices! Prices for these are often far less than $100 ($15-$30) because of availability. You can find this title almost everywhere, by the original publishers and by the reprint publishers (A.L Burt). A couple of our members have a beautiful, and uncommon, edition of this title by the UK publisher, Constable. By the way, McClelland and Stewart is not the name of the publisher of the true first Canadian edition of Anne's House of Dreams -- look for those names and Goodchild.

While the first edition AGG from April 1908 is considered rare, we know of at least 9 copies among our friends and fellow collectors, and we see more of them available, although not always in quality condition. It is a rare book, but read our Shining Scroll from Dec. 2010 (3rd part) to find out about the most rare.

Courageous Women, (c) 1934, is a somewhat rare Montgomery title. It is non-fiction, with biographies of several Canadian women. LMM was one of three authors. Editions which lack the dust jacket but which are in near fine condition can be acquired around $600-$700 US. Editions with the dust jacket (and red top edges) which are in excellent to near-fine condition sell for $1200. Another less known title for collecting is Up Came The Moon by Jessie Findlay Brown. LMM wrote the introduction for it. We have editions signed by Brown and purchased for $50 and know of others purchased for $100.

The Watchman and Other Poems is also somewhat rare, although we are seeing more of them for sale. A Stokes edition (1917, red or burgundy cover) of The Watchman was sold on eBay in 2012 for $880, another sold for $300 in late 2013. One of our members acquired (in 2012) an identical edition in excellent condition for $800. Our Canadian edition (McClelland Goodchild Stewart, 1916) in green boards was acquired for $2800 (signed by author).
SIGNED BOOKS

Montgomery was trying to sell as many of her books as she could in the 1930s. She gave many speeches and conducted book signings. You will be able to find signed copies of her novels from that time, especially Jane of Lantern Hill and Anne of Ingleside. Our signed editions from the 1930s with dust jackets were purchased in the $800-$900 range. A signed book without a dust jacket was purchased for about $500 in 2014. Books that are first editions, signed before 1919, and in good or higher condition, can be purchased for $1500-$2300. A signed Watchman and Other Poems (1917) was acquired for $2800 in 2014. 

Our Jane of Lantern Hill in a dust jacket and signed by the author was purchased for $900. A Vancouver bookseller failed to sell a similar book in late 2014 on eBay for $1750. After his auction ended, a seller from MA bought it privately for less and listed it on eBay for $2200.

Books signed by Montgomery for her friends are truly rare. These books have been acquired for under $2400 USD. They are usually inscribed, but also signed "Faithfully," "Lovingly," or "Sincerely" Yours (plus "With Author's Compliments"), especially if she gave her recently-released books to the friend quite often. Note: she also signed in this fashion at a few book-signing events (like "Cordially Yours" or "Yours Sincerely"), but usually she signed with only her name.

Any book (not written by her) with her signature (and a date) in it may have come from her home library. Several books were missing during her lifetime (loaned and not returned, stolen) and some were given away, sold, or missing after her death. However, some books were given to her friends. A recent personal book owned by LMM surfaced recently. It was a 1920s edition [when the printing plates were changed] of Anne of Green Gables owned by Montgomery and (after her death) given as a gift to a hospital staff by her son, Dr. Stuart Macdonald. It was sold to a book dealer in NY for $2800 in late 2013 and is for sale in late 2014 at $9500.

In one private collection (which will be donated), we have eight books signed by Montgomery, including a pre-World War 1 1914 Anne of Green Gables. Besides this rare collectible, the other treasured signed books include: two from her home library, one signed and inscribed to a long-time friend, one signed with a quote from Anne, one signed in 1917 "Faithfully Yours." We wonder if LMM signed many Page books before 1916 (when she left her publisher, L.C. Page) and if she declined to sign books published by Page because of her extended legal issues with him (1917-1928). Have you seen a signed L.C. Page edition (other than one of her own)?

These books (and letters) are being sought by our Society to return to the Montgomery museums and archives.
Please contact us if you find one!

LETTERS

L.M. Montgomery wrote thousands of letters. She answered all her fan mail, as far as we know! Our friend, Joanne Wood, commented (in the Toronto Star) on the author's letter writing when one of LMM's letters, from late in her life to an Australian fan, appeared at the Sotheby's auction in December 2011 (it failed to sell -- this same letter was listed with Bonham's in Dec. 2012 for $6000-$8000 and did not sell. It was acquired by a bookseller in Calgary and was listed in spring 2014 for $5500 CAN). Joanne has also written about the beautiful Montgomery Australian editions in TheShining Scroll.

All of Montgomery's letters to her fans follow the same template, that is, she thanks the writer and lists all of her books, and encourages the writer to share the list with others. In some cases, she asks the fan to write to a movie company and request Anne movies. 

Her personal letters are much more scarce because her friends (like Montgomery) usually destroyed them, although a few have been preserved by families on Prince Edward Island. Many of these have been donated to Montgomery archives on the Island. Two collections of her three most important correspondences, with George Boyd Macmillan, Arthur John Lockhart, and Ephraim Weber, have been preserved and published [see BIBLIOGRAPHY and BOOKS].

DONATIONS

We encourage owners of rare Montgomery items to contact us about donations or consider making a donation directly to http://www.lmmontgomery.ca/donations-gifts/about
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An important icon in L.M. Montgomery's life was a statue of The Good Fairy,
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