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The Furnishings of 19th Century Prince Edward Island

The Furnishings Of 19th Century Prince Edward Island is another deep interest of mine. Over thirty years ago Ruth MacKenzie, Irene Rogers and myself were coming home from Island Historian, George Leard's funeral in Souris and we decided we would continue HIS work in this area and we did. And we used that research at our work at the Heritage Foundation, at Green Park, Orwell Corner and Government House. That research also helped build a very special collection for the Heritage Foundation - in a very short time. That heritage collection is very well document at the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Artifactory and, altho, not shared as much as we all would like, it is being well looked after and the day will come when its importance will be recognized and IT WILL BE SHARED Ruth, Irene and I always felt we were working on "a book" on Island Furniture, but it has so far not amounted to that and I am left to take it somewhere. Maybe it isn't a book anymore, but it is a rich package of information that I am organizing and I someday look forward to sharing it with Islanders some way or other. I continue to find great things - not necessarily more marked furniture - but more background that I think will be very useful to collectors and museum people. If anyone has an ideas on this subject I would be most grateful to hear from you. In the meantime, I will continue to tighten up what I have.

Written Friday, March 17, 2000 at 10:09 PM

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