and Ewan's wedding was a small affair held in the parlor of her
Aunt Annie and Uncle John Campbell's farmhouse in Park Corner, Prince
Edward Island. She came down the stairs on her uncle's arm, listened
to the old organ playing "The Voice that Breathed O'er Eden," and
at noon was married in front of the old mantel. Her dress was beautifully
understated, with elegant beadwork, and it is strange that amid
so many photographs and mementos, there is no picture of Montgomery
in her wedding gown. The wedding feast was prepared by Frederica
Campbell, who was taking a two-year course at Macdonald College
in Montreal in Household Science. Maud was paying for Frede's studies,
and one wonders if Frede helped Maud to select shops in Montreal
and Toronto where Maud could order some of the dresses for her trousseau
(see Wedding Clothes).
The house in Park Corner.
You can view present day video
of the stairway and parlor where the event took place.
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Some of the most colorful and interesting pages in the scrapbooks
document the honeymoon through Scotland and England (see Ontario
Scrapbook pages 34,
This trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Maud to see in
person the literary landscapes she had known and loved since childhood.
She also got to meet her Scottish pen-pal George Boyd MacMillan,
with whom she had already corresponded for eight years. In an Alloa
Journal article describing her visit, MacMillan commented on
her picture taking and on the haunts she is most determined to visit:
"As a great admirer of Scott, Burns, and Barrie, Miss Montgomery
has made a point of visiting the places connected with the more
notable works of these writers, and has derived great pleasure from