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Miscellaneous Pieces by Date

This page lists, by date, all of L.M. Montgomery’s known miscellaneous pieces first published between 1891 and 1940. Most of these have been reprinted in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print (2013) and A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917 (2018).

In chronological order by date: 1891 | 1894 | 1896 | 1899 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1905 | 1906 | 1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1926 | 1927 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1933 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940

1891 (3)

The Wreck of the “Marco Polo” (essay)
A Western Eden (sketch)
From Prince Albert to P.E. Island (sketch)

1894 (5)

The Usual Way (playlet)
Extracts from the Diary of a Second-Class Mouse (sketch)
High School Life in Saskatchewan (memoir)
Valedictory (address)
“Portia”—A Study (essay)

1896 (5)

“Which Has the Most Patience under the Ordinary Cares and Trials of Life—Man or Woman?” (sketch)
Crooked Answers (sketch)
The Bad Boy of Blanktown School (sketch)
James Henry, Truant (sketch)
A Girl’s Place at Dalhousie College (essay)

1899 (1)

Gleanings from Our Mail Bag (letter)

1901 (38)

A Half-Hour in an Old Cemetery (essay)
Around the Table (newspaper column; 35 instalments)
Half an Hour with Canadian Mothers (sketch)
Christmas Shopping in Halifax Stores (advertisements)

1902 (1)

Many Admiring Glances Bestowed upon Graduates (essay)

1903 (1)

Netted Doily (pattern)

1905 (1)

Innocent Irreverence (sketch)

1906 (1)

What to Teach Your Son (tract)

1910 (3)

Canadian Writers on Canadian Literature—A Symposium (round table)
Lost and Found (advertisement)
Four Questions Answered (essay)

1911 (5)

How I Began to Write (memoir)
Spring in the Woods (essay)
The Woods in Summer (essay)
The Woods in Autumn (essay)
The Woods in Winter (essay)

1912 (1)

Letters from the Literati (letter)

1915 (4)

What Twelve Canadian Women Hope to See as the Outcome of the War (round table)
The Way to Make a Book (essay)
How I Began (memoir)
Writers and Books (letter)

1916 (1)

What Are the Greatest Books in the English Language? (round table)

1917 (2)

The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career (memoir)
My Favorite Bookshelf (essay)

1919 (1)

The Gay Days of Old (memoir)

1920 (1)

One Little Girl Who Wrote to L.M. Montgomery and Received a Reply (letter)

1921 (3)

How I Became a Writer (memoir)
Blank Verse? “Very Blank,” Said Father (memoir)
“I Dwell among My Own People” (essay)

1922 (2)

Letter to Shaw Correspondence School (letter)
Bits from My Mailbag (essay)

1923 (2)

Contributions to Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing: Advice, Opinions and a Statement of Their Own Working Methods by More Than One Hundred Authors (essay)
Novel Writing Notes (essay)

1924 (1)

Symposium on Canadian Fiction in Which Canadian Authors Express Their Preferences (round table)

1926 (1)

Letter to Mr. Dominick (letter)

1927 (1)

The Day Before Yesterday (memoir)

1929 (1)

An Autobiographical Sketch (memoir)

1930 (1)

L.M. Montgomery’s Ideas (letter)

1931 (4)

The ’Teen-Age Girl (essay)
Looking Back on Life (memoir)
An Open Letter from a Minister’s Wife (essay)
Kindly Criticisms (report)

1933 (1)

The Importance of Beauty in Everything (essay)

1935 (2)

L.M. Montgomery (memoir)
Is This My Anne (essay)

1936 (5)

Foreword to Up Came the Moon (paratext)
Come Back with Me to Prince Edward Island (essay)
Memories of Childhood Days (memoir)
Fairy Laughter (sketch)
I Have Come Home (essay)

1937 (1)

For and about Girls (review)

1938 (1)

My Childhood in Canada (memoir)

1939 (2)

Prince Edward Island (sketch)
An Author Speaks (essay)

1940 (1)

Prince Edward Island’s Famous Writer (memoir)



Published on 25 November 2023; last updated on 30 December 2023. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.