Item 0004 - Note, Toronto, to Blanche Hume, Toronto.

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Note, Toronto, to Blanche Hume, Toronto.

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  • 22 Oct. 1934 (Creation)
    Saunders, Margaret Marshall
  • 1934 (Receipt)
    Hume, Blanche

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Margaret Marshall Saunders (1861-1947) was a Canadian author best known for her novel Beautiful Joe. Much of Saunders’ work addressed social issues, including child labou, housing issues and animal cruelty. Active in local media, Saunders co-founded the Maritime branch of the Canadian Women’s Press Club with Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery, and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1934. Other titles by Saunders include Tilda Jane: An Orphan In Search of a Home, The House of Armour, and The Girl from Vermont.

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Printed matter, photograph of Saunders with note on verso praising book Toy baloons.

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  • Folder: 2001, Box 5, File 11