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CHRONOLOGY OF L. M. MONTGOMERY'S LIFE & WRITING


Note that this chronology includes both books written by L. M. Montgomery during her life
and anthologies of her work published after her death.

1874   November 30 — Lucy Maud Montgomery born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), Canada, to Hugh John Montgomery and Clara Woolner Macneill.
1876   September 14 — Montgomery's mother dies of tuberculosis. Montgomery sent to live with her maternal grandparents (Alexander and Lucy Woolner Macneill) in Cavendish, P.E.I.
1884  

Montgomery's father settles permanently in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

1887  

Montgomery's father marries his second wife, Mary Ann McRae in Ontario. The couple have at least four children: Kate (1888), David Bruce (1891), Hugh Carlyle (Carl) (1893), and Ila May (n.d.).

1890-91  

August 16, 1890 - August 25, 1891 — Montgomery visits her father and stepmother in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, attending high school there.

1893-94

 

Attends Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, P.E.I, gaining her teacher's license.

1894-95  

Teaches in Bideford, P.E.I.

1895-96  

Attends Dalhousie College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, taking “a selected course in English literature.”

1896-97  

Teaches in Belmont, P.E.I.

1897  

June 8 — Montgomery becomes engaged to Edwin Simpson of Belmont, a second cousin studying for the Baptist ministry. She breaks off the engagement in March 1898.

1987-98  

Teaches in Lower Bedeque, P.E.I.

1898   Grandfather Macneill dies; Montgomery gives up teaching to stay with her grandmother.
1899   June 30 — Herman Leard, a man Montgomery had fallen in love with while teaching in Lower Bedeque and boarding with his family, dies.
1900   January 16 — Montgomery's father dies.
1901   Montgomery goes to Halifax in the fall to work for the Daily Echo, the evening edition of the Chronicle, returning to Cavendish in June of 1902.
1903   Montgomery meets the Rev. Ewan Macdonald, her future husband, when he becomes minister of the Cavendish Presbyterian church.
1906   Montgomery becomes engaged to Macdonald, with the understanding that they will not be married until after her grandmother dies.
1908   Anne of Green Gables [Read Anne of Green Gables online]
1909   Anne of Avonlea [Read Anne of Avonlea online]
1910   Kilmeny of the Orchard
1911  

The Story Girl

Grandmother Macneill dies. Montgomery marries Macdonald on July 5 and, after a tour of the British Isles, settles in Leaskdale, Ontario.

1912  

The Chronicles of Avonlea

July 7 — Montgomery's first son, Chester Cameron, is born.

1913   The Golden Road
1914  

August 13 — Hugh Alexander is stillborn.

World War I ("The Great War") begins.

1915  

Anne of the Island

October 7 — Ewan Stuart born.

1916   The Watchman and Other Poems
1917  

Anne's House of Dreams

The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career — published in installments in Everywoman's World magazine. [Read The Alpine Path online]

1919  

Rainbow Valley

January 25 — Montgomery's cousin and dear friend “Frede” Campbell MacFarlane, dies of flu and pneumonia.

Treaty of Versailles signed, ending World War I.

1920  

Rilla of Ingleside

Further Chronicles of Avonlea — an unauthorised publication by L. C. Page Co. (Boston) from manuscript materials in their vaults. [Read Further Chronicles online]

1923  

Emily of New Moon

Montgomery selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of Great Britain — she was the first Canadian woman to be so honored. (Wiggins, p. 15)

1925  

Emily Climbs

Macdonald family moves to Norval, Ontario.

1926   The Blue Castle
1927   Emily's Quest
1929   Magic for Marigold
1931   A Tangled Web
1933  

Pat of Silver Bush

Son Chester reveals he has secretly married Luella Reid.

1934  

Courageous Women — coauthored with Marian Keith and Mabel Burns McKinley

May 17 — birth of Montgomery's first grandchild, Luella.

1935  

Mistress Pat

Montgomery and Macdonald move to “Journey's End” in the Swansea suburb of Toronto, Ontario.

1936  

Anne of Windy Poplars

May 17 — birth of Montgomery's second grandchild, Cameron Stuart.

1937   Jane of Lantern Hill
1939  

Anne of Ingleside

Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II.

1942   April 24 — Montgomery dies.
1960   The Green Gables Letters from L. M. Montgomery to Ephraim Weber, 1905-1909, edited by Wilfrid Eggleston
1974  

The Road to Yesterday — published posthumously

The Years Before ‘Anne’, edited by Francis W. P. Bolger

1975   The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career republished by Fitzhenry and Whiteside (Don Mills, ON).
1979   The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories, edited by Catherine McLay
1980   My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G. B. MacMillan from L. M. Montgomery, edited by Francis W. P. Bolger and Elizabeth R. Epperly
1985   The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston
1987  

The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected and introduced by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe

The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Volume II: 1910-1921, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston

1988   Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans, edited by Rea Wilmshurst
1989   Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea, edited by Rea Wilmshurst
1990   Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side, edited by Rea Wilmshurst
1991  

After Many Days: Tales of Time Passed, edited by Rea Wilmshurst

The Years Before ‘Anne’, edited by Francis W. P. Bolger (republished)

1992  

The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Volume III: 1921-1929, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston

My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G. B. MacMillan from L. M. Montgomery, edited by Francis W. P. Bolger and Elizabeth R. Epperly (republished)

1993   Against the Odds: Tales of Achievement, edited by Rea Wilmshurst
1994   At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales, edited by Rea Wilmshurst
1995  

Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence, edited by Rea Wilmshurst

Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories, edited by Rea Wilmshurst

1996   L. M. Montgomery Institute founded with a three-year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, and continued with subsequent five-year funding from the Macdonald Stewart Foundation. The Institute is housed at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown.
1997  

The Annotated Anne of Green Gables, edited by Wendy E. Barry, Margaret Anne Doody, and Mary E. Doody Jones.

Mongomeri-Nikki: Ai, sono Hikari to Kage (The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, 1897-1900: Love, Its Light and Shadow), translated by Yuko Katsura

The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career republished by Fitzhenry and Whiteside (Markham, ON).

1998   The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Volume IV: 1929-1935, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston
1999   The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected and introduced by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (republished)

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