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Donations & Gifts

As an independent institute within UPEI, the L.M. Montgomery Institute welcomes gifts and donations. Tax receipts are issued by UPEI’s Advancement Services. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the University Archivist, Simon Lloyd.


The Ryrie-Campbell Collection

The Ryrie-Campbell Collection is the most sizable and significant of the LMMI Collections, the
fruits of a life-time╩╝s work by Dr. Donna Jane Campbell, a leading collector of publications by and
about LM Montgomery, Dr. Campbell is currently donating her great trove of Montgomeriana in
installments to the LMMI. Among this collection╩╝s riches are first editions of Anne of Green
Gables (including a very rare first impression and another in the scarce “chocolate” brown
binding), along with a complete run of early North American editions of all the books published
by Montgomery in her lifetime. Other rare English-language editions (notably Australian and
British publications), are joined by more than 20 editions in languages other than English,
ranging from Arabic to Spanish. Already amounting to more than 700 titles, the collection will
soon grow stronger still with the donation of its final installment, a vast archive of original issues
of North American periodicals in which Montgomery published hundreds of stories and poems.


For more information on past donations, please see our summaries for the 1990s and 2000s. If you are interested in research using this collection or any others housed at the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, please see our newly-introduced LMM Research Collections Guide.