Shorter Works

Miscellaneous Pieces by Date

This page lists all of L.M. Montgomery’s known miscellaneous pieces by date. 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” (5 March 1891 essay)
A Western Eden (17 June 1891 sketch)
From Prince Albert to P.E. Island (31 October 1891 sketch)

1894 (5)

The Usual Way (March 1894 playlet)
Extracts from the Diary of a Second Class Mouse (April 1894 sketch)
High School Life in Saskatchewan (May 1894 sketch)
Valedictory (9 June 1894 address)
“Portia”—A Study (essay)

1896 (5)

“Which Has the Most Patience under the Ordinary Cares and Trials of Life—Man or Woman?” (February 1896 essay)
Crooked Answers (March 1896 sketch)
The Bad Boy of Blanktown School (4 March 1896 sketch)
James Henry, Truant (April 1896 sketch)
A Girl’s Place at Dalhousie College (29 April 1896 essay)

1899 (1)

Gleanings from Our Mail Bag (March 1899 letter)

1901 (38)

A Half-Hour in an Old Cemetery (26 September 1901 sketch)
Around the Table (28 September 1901–26 May 1902 newspaper column; 35 instalments)
Half an Hour with Canadian Mothers (November 1901 sketch)
Christmas Shopping in Halifax Stores (9–13, 16–19 December 1901 advertisements)

1902 (1)

Many Admiring Glances Bestowed upon Graduates (30 April 1902 essay)

1903 (1)

Netted Doily (April 1903 pattern)

1905 (1)

Innocent Irreverence (sketch)

1906 (1)

What to Teach Your Son (1906 tract)

1907 (1)

One Mother’s Opinion (9 November 1907 sketch/excerpted)

1910 (3)

Canadian Writers on Canadian Literature—A Symposium (1 January 1910 round table)
Lost and Found (15 November 1910 letter)
Four Questions Answered (18 November 1910 article)

1911 (5)

How I Began to Write (7 January 1911 memoir)
Spring in the Woods (May 1911 essay)
The Woods in Summer (September 1911 essay)
The Woods in Autumn (October 1911 essay)
The Woods in Winter (December 1911 essay)

1912 (1)

Letters from the Literati (letter)

1915 (4)

What Twelve Canadian Women Hope to See as the Outcome of the War (April 1915 round table)
The Way to Make a Book (April 1915 essay)
How I Began (1 April 1915 memoir)
Writers and Books (letter)

1916 (1)

What Are the Greatest Books in the English Language? (January 1916 round table)

1917 (2)

The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career (June–November 1917 memoir)
My Favorite Bookshelf (ca. 1917 essay)

1919 (1)

The Gay Days of Old (15 December 1919 memoir)

1920 (1)

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

1921 (3)

How I Became a Writer (3 December 1921 memoir)
Blank Verse? “Very Blank,” Said Father (3 December 1921 memoir)
“I Dwell among My Own People” (ca. 1921 essay)

1922 (2)

Letter to Shaw Correspondence School (letter)
Bits from My Mailbag (9 December 1922 essay)

1923 (2)

Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing: Advice, Opinions and a Statement of Their Own Working Methods by More Than One Hundred Authors (1923 questionnaire)
Novel Writing Notes (17 November 1923 essay)

1924 (1)

Symposium on Canadian Fiction in Which Canadian Authors Express Their Preferences (8 December 1924 round table)

1926 (1)

Letter to Mr. Dominick (letter)

1927 (1)

The Day before Yesterday (May 1927 memoir)

1929 (1)

An Autobiographical Sketch (February 1929 memoir)

1930 (1)

L.M. Montgomery’s Ideas (1 September 1930 letter)

1931 (4)

The ’Teen-Age Girl (March 1931 essay)
Life Has Been Interesting (May 1931 memoir)
An Open Letter from a Minister’s Wife (October 1931 essay)
Kindly Criticisms (report)

1933 (1)

The Importance of Beauty in Everything (19 July 1933 essay)

1935 (2)

L.M. Montgomery (1935 autobiographical sketch)
Is This My Anne (January 1935 essay)

1936 (4)

Foreword to Up Came the Moon (1936 paratext)
Come Back with Me to Prince Edward Island (May–June 1936 sketch)
Memories of Childhood Days (May–June 1936 memoir)
Fairy Laughter (sketch)

1937 (2)

For and about Girls (23 October 1937 review)
My Favorite Bookshelf (December 1937 essay/revised)

1938 (2)

My Childhood in Canada (12 June 1938 memoir)
I Have Come Home (15 June 1938 sketch)

1939 (3)

Prince Edward Island (1939 sketch)
An Author Speaks (24 February 1939 essay)
Come Back with Me to Prince Edward Island (June 1939 sketch/reprinted)

1940 (1)

Prince Edward Island’s Famous Writer (May–June 1940 memoir)

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