Maud's novels written at the dining-room in this manse are: _The Golden Road_ (1913), _Anne of the Island_ (1915), _Anne's House of Dreams_ (1917), _Rilla of Ingleside_ (1920), _Emily of New Moon_ (1923), _Emily Climbs_(1925), and _The Blue castle_ (1926).
During the Leaskdale period, Maud's sons were born: Chester
Cameron on July 7, 1912, Hugh Alexander (died at birth on 13 August, 1914),
and Ewan Stuart on Oct. 7, 1915.
According to Maud, the manse is "quite prettily
situated. It is not an ideal house by any means, but it will do, and it
is certainly much more comfortable and convenient than my old home. It
is built of white brick in the ugly 'L' design so common among country
houses. My geatest disappointment in connection with it is that it has
no bathroom or toilet. I had hoped that I might have a home with
these at least. But what is to be will be! It is Allah! We must submit."
(The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery,Volume II :1910-1921. Page
Lucy Maud Manse Fundraising
The Uxbridge township now can apply for federal grants to help restore the manse into an LMM museum.
However, most government contributions are in the form of matching funds so your donation is now more important than ever.
Uxbridge-Scott Museum on Quaker Hill has a large
display dedicated to Lucy Maud Montgomery including a portrait of Maud.
The curator, Allan McGillivray, now lives in Winnowing Studio which is
the former St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Zephyr. This is the place that
Ewan Macdonald and Maud prayed with the Zephyr congregation.
From Uxbridge to Leaskdale, take Durham region road No.1 to Leaskdale.