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Heirs of L.M. Montgomery

Dr. Elizabeth Epperly, Kate MacDonald Butler, David MacDonald, and Deirdre Kessler at the June 2000 launch of The Bend in the Road.

Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. was incorporated by the author's heirs David Macdonald, trustee, and Ruth Macdonald. David Macdonald is the son of Chester Macdonald, and Ruth Macdonald is the widow of Stuart Macdonald. Chester and Stuart were the sons of L.M. Montgomery and Ewan Macdonald. The company was set up with a view to protecting the integrity of L.M. Montgomery while promoting her literary legacy. Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. owns various trademarks related to the works of L.M. Montgomery (other than the Anne series), as well as the name "L.M. Montgomery". This enables the heirs to regulate the way the author's name and certain titles and other elements of her creations are used in association with products, events, and services. Queries concerning such uses should be directed to Kate Macdonald Butler at Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. in Toronto, Ontario by phone: (416) 971-7473 or e-mail: aggla@bellnet.ca.

Merchandising activities relating to Anne of Green Gables are regulated by The Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority (the AGGLA), which is jointly owned by the Province of Prince Edward Island and David Macdonald, trustee, and Ruth Macdonald. The AGGLA has offices in Charlottetown, PEI and in Toronto, Ontario. For more information about the AGGLA, please visit: http://www.gov.pe.ca/anne/index.php3 or send queries by e-mail to: aggla@bellnet.ca.

Publishing and film rights to Montgomery's works are handled by the heirs and any enquiries in this regard should be directed to Sally Cohen in Toronto, Ontario, by tel: 416-971-7543 fax: 416-971-9184 or e-mail: sally@sallykeefecohen.ca.