Cornwall

Sources

1. The “Whole Child” Approach, “Island Montessori Academy,” http://www.peislandmontessori.com/about/
2. About Island Montessori Academy, “Island Montessori Academy,” http://www.peislandmontessori.com/
 

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Sources

1. The Descendants of Donald Bain and Janet Water, “Island Register,” http://www.islandregister.com/bain1.html 
2. Kathy Martin, “Francis Bain, Farmer Naturalist,” The Island Magazine Spring-Summer 1979, 3.
3. Ibid
4. “Plain and Ornamental Stone Cutting,” Royal Gazette, January 6, 1835, p1.
5. “Died,” The Islander, November 9, 1849, p3.
6. Martin, 4.
7. Ibid, 3

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