title bar Picturing a Canadian Life: L.M. Montgomery's Personal Scrapbooks and Book Covers
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Object Name cat fur 
Object Type souvenir 
Artist/Maker Name Montgomery, L. M.      
Description White card with a tuft of cat fur tied with a yellow ribbon. 
Narrative Bobs, one of Montgomery's many grey cats, was originally named Coco but renamed Bobs during the Boer War. Bobs was the nickname of Field Marshall Lord Roberts of Kandahar (Frederick Sleigh Roberts), a veteran of the British forces in India who served as the second Commander-in-Chief (December 1899 - November 1900) during the South African War. Under his guidance, the British army captured Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State Republic, annexed it as the Orange River Colony, took Johannesburg and Pretoria, and defeated Boer troops at Bergendal. In November 1900 he left South Africa, handing over his commander-in-chief responsibilities to Horatio Herbert Kitchener. 
Source Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace and Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum 
Material paper; ribbon; cat fur
Inscriptions Bobs|Whose faith in|humanity is great| --- but ---|who is not like|the Soulful. 
Digital image ID CM_67_5_12p35_K.jpg 
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