For information about back copies, use the contact link at the end of this page. All
issues will be posted on one of the Montgomery research sites in the future.
newsletters are published by Mary Beth Cavert, co-editor, and editor Carolyn Strom Collins, founder of the Literary Society.
Each edition summarizes the Society’s activities for the year, newly published
books, events related to L.M. Montgomery, news from P.E.I., and special articles and original research by the Society’s
2012 part 1 A summary of the 2012 Montgomery conference on Cultural Memory with articles on the Chronicles of Avonlea, Montgomery's
book dedications, Touring PEI in the 1970s, Historical records in LMM's short stories, and participation in the Friends of
the L.M. Montgomery Instiute.
2012 part 2 Tea sets and china in Montgomery's books, Rug Hooking, Montgomery's Anne of the Island setting in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Montgomery's dresses and trousseau, Montgomery's Honeymoon trip in Scotland, collectible Montgomery items and auctions, new
Anne TV series information.
history of the Leaskdale Manse Museum, the Lucy Maud Montgomery At Home in Leaskdale Centennial Celebration, and
a presentation from the conference -- The Very Soul of the Universe Must Ache With Anguish: L.M.
Montgomery, Leaskdale, and Loss in The Great War
Montgomery’s 100 year wedding anniversary, L.
M. Montgomery’s Halifax: The Real Life Inspiration for Anne of the Island, The Dalhousie Girls, Grace Lin: A Kindred Spirit, Anita
Webb and Her Aunt Maud, a unique edition of Anne’s House
of Dreams, The Ever Expanding Montgomery Bibliography, Montgomery related
events, and our Literary Society meetings.
Visit to "Four Winds Lighthouse" in Anne's House of Dreams - Carolyn Collins
from PEI: "Melrose Cottage," "New Moon," restorations;
Polo ship relics - Carolyn Collins
Joan O'Brien, Ruth Campbell, Georgie Campbell MacLeod.
and links for Montgomery research and PEI scenes.
Montgomery related books and films: Rilla, The Heroine's Bookshelf, The Maud Squad Documentary, Looking For Anne, Anne's
Maud Montgomery at Home in Leaskdale - Mary Beth Cavert
Leask Mustard and her Montgomery Scrapbook - Mary Beth Cavert
Montgomery's "Little Booklet of Verse" - Carolyn Collins
The 9th Biennial Montgomery Conference - Mary Beth Cavert
To A Desired Friend - L.M. Montgomery
A Bad Boy's Diary - Christy Woster
Anne Dress pattern from Lord and Taylor - Christy Woster
LauraPalooza: A Celebration of Laura Ingalls Wilder - Emily Woster
Collecting, Selling, and Sharing Montgomery Books - Mary Beth Cavert
Anne of Australia: Montgomery's Australian editions - Joanne Wood
L.M. Montgomery and World War I: A Book Dedication to Goldwin D. Lapp
- Mary Beth Cavert
Montgomery's Other Soldiers - Mary Beth Cavert
The Untold Story of L.M. Montgomery's Japanese Kimono - Yuka Kajihara
International Anne: Happenings from Around the World
The Symbolism of Needlework and Textile Arts in the Anne Series - Pamela Hancock
Anne in Space
PEI Happenings - Carolyn Collins
Literary Society Events: Simon Lloyd on "Collecting
Collectors' Corner - Christy Woster
Clippings and Cuttings - Christy
Reviews of Anne of Avonlea - Christy Woster
Anne of Avonlea Book Dedication: Harriet Gordon Smith - Mary Beth Cavert
The Bideford Parsonage - Jack Hutton
Dr. Mollie Gillen - Mary Beth Cavert
Preview of The Blythes Are Quoted
More About Edith Russell - Christy Woster
Book Ends: Musings on Autumn - Christina Wyss Eriksson
Collectors' Corner: New Finds of Montgomery Material - Christy Woster
Keywords: Wilda Harold Clark, Uxbridge, Elsie
Davidson, Leaskdale Manse, Uxbridge-Scott Museum, Zpehyr, Road to Avonlea, May Beth Cavert, Sarah Reidel, Bala Museum, Jack
Linda Hutton, Mary Miles Minter, Megan Follows, Riverside Drive Toronto, Norval, Crawford Bakery, Aunt Maud's Recipe Book,
Luella Macdonald Veijalainen, Jennie Macneill, Carolyn Collins, Alexandra Heilbron, Elizabeth MacLeod, Montgomery short stories.
December 2008 [download from The Shining Scroll Online page]
“L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables and the Idea of Classic”
Conference - Christy
International Anne - Ann Johnson
A Note About Books
- Mary Beth Cavert
New Edition of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury Published -
The Nine Lives of L. M. Montgomery musical debuts on PEI - Carolyn Collins
“From Canada to the World: The Cultural Influence of L.M. Montgomery” Conference - Christy Woster
First L.M. Montgomery Conference at University
of Guelph - Deborah Quaile
L.M. Montgomery Literary Society Meetings
and Anne 100 Events
A Writer Forgotten:
The Story Of Edith Russell - Christy Woster
Rainbow Valley and L.M. Montgomery’s
Book Dedications: Robert Brooks, 116th Battalion, C.E.F. - Mary Beth
The Open Fellowship of Kindred Spirits: Impressions of Montgomery Scholarship - Vanessa Brown
October 2008 [download
from The Shining Scroll Online page]
In Search of
a Princess and her Prince: How I Inadvertently Found Herman Leard - Emily Woster
Herman Leard: L.M. Montgomery’s “Love of My Life” - Mary Beth Cavert
Clippings and Cuttings:
Sources of Some of the Images and Poetry in L.M. Montgomery’s Island Scrapbooks - Christy Woster
L.M. Montgomery, Lieutenant Colonel John
McCrae, and Sir Andrew Macphail
- Mary Beth Cavert
2007 [download article from The Shining Scroll Online page]
Montgomery Literary Society Web Site Launched
Artists of Anne of Green Gables: A Hundred Year Mystery. Christy Woster reveals all the details about the artists who are found in the Anne
books: WAJ CLaus, MA Claus, and George Gibbs.
Amethyst Brooch: Unlocking the Secrets of Antique Jewelry - Sarah Riedel
In Anne’s Footsteps: An “Anne” Itinerary For Prince Edward Island - Carolyn Collins
M. Montgomery Literary Society Meetings 2006-7
LMM's Montgomery Ancestors Arrive - Carolyn Collins
M. Montgomery news: Books, exhibits, and The Nine Lives of LMM
We Forget" Rainbow Valley - Mary Beth Cavert. This article explains what happened to one of the Leaskdale
soldiers who earned a Montgomery book dedication - Morley Shier.
2006 [download article from The Shining Scroll Online page, "Collectors" article available on this web site]
Summary of the 7th L.M. Montgomery Conference at the University of Prince Edward Island
L.M. Montgomery - A special report from the members of the LMMLS that describes the “collectibles” that keep them connected
to the tangible world of L.M. Montgomery
Recognition for the Macneill Homestead in Cavendish
Plagiarism or Deadly Parallel? Christy Woster examines a short
story that mirrors a story line in Anne’s House of Dreams.
2006 (2005 edition)
L.M. Montgomery and the Railway King of Canada - Christy Woster
The Ronald McNair Program Supports Montgomery Research - Emily Woster
Kilmeny of the Orchard and L.M. Montgomery’s Book Dedications: Bertie
McIntyre - Mary Beth
Cavert. This is a biography of LMM’s beloved Montgomery cousin.
News from PEI -
Carolyn Collins. The Marco Polo ship model and a new Anne musical.
2004 [download articles from The Shining Scroll Online page]
Report on the 6th L.M. Montgomery Conference at the University of Prince Edward Island.
The Readings of a Writer - Emily Woster.
The Woolner Jug: Centrepiece of “A Tangled Web” - Carolyn Collins
Who Is Isabel Anderson? - Mary Beth Cavert. A biography of
Montgomery’s persistent “fan.”
What Happened to Nate Lockhart? - Mary Beth Cavert. A follow up on Montgomery’s first rejected boyfriend.
On War and Writing - L. M. Montgomery’s Thoughts on World War I and Her Advice on Authoring Books
as related in two rediscovered articles from 1915 (From Everywoman’s World, Toronto, April 1915 )
The Shifting Landscapes of LMM - Carolyn Collins identifies sites/buildings from Montgomery’s
life on PEI that have been relocated.
Epperly's Address at the LMM Memorial Service
The Story Girl, Rilla of Ingleside and L.M. Montgomery’s Book
Dedications: Frede, More Than Friend and Cousin - Mary Beth Cavert. The life of Frederica Campbell and her importance
A Visit to the Guelph Archives - Carolyn Collins
Elsie Davidson - Mary Beth Cavert. A memorial to one
of Montgomery’s maids.
Ten Year Anniversaries
Celebrated: the Bala Museum and the LMM Heritage Museum
The 2004 Symposium: L.M. Montgomery Conference at the University of Prince Edward
2002 (Winter 2003)
keywords: Montgomery International Conference, George
Maureen Campbell, Elizabeth Epperly, Ruth Macdonald, Dr. Bolger, John Jennie Macneill, Montgomery Homestead, Elizabeth Waterston,
Mary Rubio, A Tangled Web, Anne of Ingleside, Carolyn Collins, Picturing A Canadian Life, Janet Lunn, Irene Gammel, Christina
Wyss Eriksson, Christy Woster, Penny Shreck, Elizabeth Woolner, Lewis Woolner, Frederic Woolner, Sarah Reidel, 1919 Anne of
Green Gables silent movie, Leaskdale Manse, Jim Gaboury, Carol Gaboury, Wilda Clark, Kathy David Wasylenky, Pat Millner, Elsie
Davidson, Gerri Lynn O'Connor, Kelly Boehm, Janet Ecker, Kate Macdonald, Nine Elliot, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Gayle
Clark, Mary Beth Cavert, Emily Climbs, Arthur John Lockhart, Pastor Felix, Henry Longfellow, Evangeline, Nate Lockhart, Winterport
Montgomery Conference - Mary Beth Cavert. Summary of the 5th
International conference of the LMM Institute.
Official Launch of the Virtual Museum - Carolyn Collins
- Features a presentation by Elizabeth Anne Woolner
From Manse to Museum: A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Leaskdale, Ontario on October 19, 2002
- Jim Gaboury. Jim reports on the opening of the Manse, which houses his late wife’s collection
of LMM books, article also includes several photos of the event.
Emily Climbs and L.M. Montgomery’s Book Dedications:
Arthur John Lockhart (Pastor Felix) - Mary Beth Cavert. A summary of Beth’s research on LMM’s pen
pal with archival photos of his handwritten anthologies.
Remembering a Friend of Anne: A memorial to Wilda Clark - Mary Beth Cavert
A Visit to L.M. Montgomery’s Ontario - Sarah Riedel
Tea With Luella - Carolyn
Collins. Montgomery’s granddaughter and great-great grandson visit the Island
Preview of Montgomery Conference in June 2002.
L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture - Mary Beth Cavert. Summary
of the summer conference.
LMM Stories Re-discovered - Carolyn Collins reports
on two of Montgomery’s “lost” short stories – stories which were listed in her ledger but for which
no publication information has ever been found.
Scrapbook found on PEI containing
the serialization of Anne of Green Gables from November 1909 - Carolyn Collins
Pat of Silver Bush Dedication: Following the Path of Montgomery and
May MacNeill to the Secret Field - Mary Beth Cavert
More Popular – or Not So Popular – Culture! - Carolyn Collins. Report on the
television production of “Anne of Green Gables – the Continuing Story,” the Emily of New Moon musical and
an Anne animation.
Bedeque Blueberry Social - Carolyn Collins
Bideford Parsonage Opens - Carolyn Collins
Anne’s Tea Party - Carolyn Collins
Literary Society Meetings. The Society celebrated the 125th anniversary of Montgomery’s
birth at the Kerlan Collection in Walter Library at the University of Minnesota.
LMM Anniversary Memorial Donation - Jim Gaboury.
Jim describes the contents of Carol Gaboury’s
Montgomery collection and his decision to donate it to the Leaskdale Manse Museum.
Avonlea Village Opens in Cavendish - Carolyn Collins
Stanley Bridge History is Published - Carolyn Collins
L.M. Montgomery Ecumenical Memorial Service - Carolyn Collins
Afternoon Tea at Dalvay by the Sea - Carolyn Collins
Benefit Concert for LMM Land Trust is Held - Carolyn Collins
A Life Less Happy: The Dilemma of Being Maud - Dr. Kevin McCabe. The complete
and unabridged version of Kevin’s chapter in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album.
From Ingleside Impressions - Carolyn Collins
In Memoriam: Carol Gaboury - Mary Beth Cavert and Carolyn Collins. A tribute to one of our members.
Tribute to Wilda Clark - Mary Beth Cavert. A report from the celebration at the Bala
Museum honouring Wilda.
a Bottle: The Literature of Small Islands, Conference at the University of Prince Edward Island
Thinks Modern Flapper Will Be Strict Mother - Reprint
of Montgomery essay.
The Woolners - Mary
Beth Cavert. Minnesota residents and LMM cousins return to their home at North Rustico
in the summer.
Anne Day Camp -
Anne is not just for Girls! - Carolyn Collins
1997 [download from The Shining Scroll Online page]
The Manse is Declared a Canadian Historical Site - Mary Beth Cavert
Fire at Green Gables - Carolyn Collins
News from PEI friends - Carolyn Collins
Bala Celebration of Macdonald Family Features Mollie Gillen - Mary Beth Cavert
Norval Dedication of the LMM Garden - Mary Beth Cavert
Emily of New Moon Being Filmed - Carolyn Collins
Finding LMM’s Blueberry Hill - Carolyn Collins
Gog/Magog Project Underway - Carolyn Collins
New Books – including The Anne of Green Gables Christmas Treasury
1996 Special Edition
A Pilgrimage to Bala in Muskoka, Ontario - Dr. Kevin McCabe
L.M. Montgomery International Conference - Virginia Mold
Literary Societies at the 1996 Symposium - Carolyn Collins
A Japanese Wedding At Silver Bush - Carolyn Collins
In Memory of Rea Wilmshurst - Mary Beth Cavert
To The Friends of Anne - Mary Beth Cavert. This is part of Beth’s paper, which
was presented at the 1996 LMM conference with original research Fred Wright.
To Remember and Be Remembered - Carolyn Collins. Montgomery’s scrapbooks.
Summer 1995 [download The Blue Castle article from The Shining Scroll Online page]
Society Members Visit “Maud Land” - Jaimie Lavanger
Ontario Travels - Mary
Beth Cavert and Carolyn Collins
Kindred Spirit Reading List - Betty Heath
Anne is Not Just for Girls - Lance Erickson Ghulum
LMM is On-Line
Preview of 1996 Symposium
The Bala Museum - Mary
The Blue Castle: Muskoka
Dream - Mary
Beth Cavert. This is speech that Beth gave at the Bala Museum celebration on July 24, 1995.
L.M. Montgomery and Her Works: An International Symposium - Mary Beth Cavert
Keepsake Books - Mary
The Macneill Kitchen - Mary Beth Cavert
Literary Society Member Wins National Poetry Award - Mary Beth Cavert. A celebration
of author Barbara Esbensen.
Magog the Elder is to the Manor Born - Mary Beth Cavert
The L.M. Montgomery Literary Society: Sippin’ and Shootin’ - Willie Cavert and Joel
1994 Special Edition
L.M. Montgomery in Ontario - Mary Beth Cavert. A special edition of Beth’s trip to
Montgomery sites in Ontario.
L.M. Montgomery Institute Opens - Carolyn Collins
LMM Celebration at Uxbridge, Ontario - Mary Beth Cavert
Summer Reading - Mary
LMMLS Members Conduct Programs - Carolyn Collins
March 1992 First copy of a single page