Manuscript of Rilla of Ingleside

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L. M. Montgomery. Rilla of Ingleside, autograph manuscript. Leaskdale, Ontario, 1919-1920. L. M. Montgomery Collection, Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library (XZ5 MS A004).

The autograph manuscript of Rilla of Ingleside written between 1919 and 1920 consists of 564 pages. It was donated to the University of Guelph in 1999 by Emily Woods, a retired Ontario school teacher. Montgomery’s extensive marginal and interlinear revisions and notes which appear throughout demonstrate her attention to aesthetic, literary, and pragmatic considerations.

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