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  • Venezia - Piazza S. Marco [Piazza of San Marco, Venice]
    ImageText       Reverse: Venice, Sept. 2nd, 1909. Have been travelling in Europe all summer. Am going to college in the fall but not to Dalhousie. This shows St. Mark's Square which is the largest piece of land in Venice. G. Kitchen
    ImageText     Reverse: Venice, Sept. 2nd, 1909. Have been travelling in Europe all summer. Am going to college in the fall but not to Dalhousie. This shows St. Mark's Square which is ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Amiens -- La Cathedrale prise a vol d'oiseau [A bird's-eye view of the Amiens Cathedral]
    ImageText       12-3-18
    ImageText     12-3-18
    Oakville Public Library
  • Souvenir de Salonique. L'eglise Sainte Sophie. [Hagia Sofia, Thessaloniki, Greece]
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Things are going on well here. But they want all the men and I hope the whole of the young able bodied men in your neighbourhood have volunteered. I hope you and Mrs. Layton & family keep well & with my kind regards to yourselves and all present. ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Things are going on well here. But they want all the men and I hope the whole of the young able bodied men in your neighbourhood have volunteered. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • The Government Grounds, Trinidad, B.W.I.
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Sorry I won't be able to make a call on Good Friday, but expect people I know from Demerera on that day. Expect to go to the Islands on Saturday until Tuesday. Hope you and Bob are both well. I enjoyed my little very much and hope I'll ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Sorry I won't be able to make a call on Good Friday, but expect people I know from Demerera on that day. Expect to go to the Islands ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • River Road, Barbados
    ImageText       Front: "Dear Mrs. Layton, Thanks very much for your letter and the pretty little handkerchief. I like the --- very much & the ---- too. I hope you are well. Love from Edith G."
    ImageText     Front: "Dear Mrs. Layton, Thanks very much for your letter and the pretty little handkerchief. I like the --- very much & the ---- too. I hope you are well. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Brown's Beach, Bridgetown, Barbados
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Having a fine time. George"
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Having a fine time. George"
    Oakville Public Library
  • The Red House, Port of Spain, Trinidad
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "May 5 We're both well and enjoying it here. Very dry. I don't know if I am actually any better or not. Feel O.K. Have not been to San Fernando yet. We were not at Tunapuna. Father has been out around more than I have. He speaks at ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "May 5 We're both well and enjoying it here. Very dry. I don't know if I am actually any better or not. Feel O.K. Have not been to ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Susamachar Church, San Fernando
    ImageText       Front: Our church in Trinidad.
    ImageText     Front: Our church in Trinidad.
    Oakville Public Library
  • View from Gibbs Hill
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "July 1 Your letter arrived only a few days before I left, so I wrote Fred Grant, but got no reply before leaving. Perhaps he will write you direct. Hope to see you. Clifford Rogers"
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "July 1 Your letter arrived only a few days before I left, so I wrote Fred Grant, but got no reply before leaving. Perhaps he will write you ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Synod of the Presbyterian Church
    Image       Photo of the synod of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
    Image     Photo of the synod of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
    Oakville Public Library
  • St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Glace Bay, C.B.
    Image       Reverse reads: "New Aberdeen. Jan 3rd. We were pleased to hear you arrived home in safety. Had you been in Middle River would have mailed your shaving brush sooner. Kindest regards to all. Sincerely, E.P. McKay"
    Image     Reverse reads: "New Aberdeen. Jan 3rd. We were pleased to hear you arrived home in safety. Had you been in Middle River would have mailed your shaving brush sooner. Kindest ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Hotel Baddeck, Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
    Image       A picture of Hotel Baddeck in Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
    Image     A picture of Hotel Baddeck in Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Lake at Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia
    Image       A photograph of a lake at Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia.
    Image     A photograph of a lake at Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia.
    Oakville Public Library
  • S.S. Prince Arthur, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
    ImageText       A postcard of the S.S. Prince Arthur at Yarmouth in Nova Scotia.
    ImageText     A postcard of the S.S. Prince Arthur at Yarmouth in Nova Scotia.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Military Camp, Aldershot, #18
    Image       A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    Image     A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Military Camp, Aldershot, #19
    ImageText       A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    ImageText     A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Military Camp, Aldershot, #14
    ImageText       A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    ImageText     A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Military Camp, Aldershot, #15
    ImageText       A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    ImageText     A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Military Camp, Aldershot, #16
    ImageText       A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    ImageText     A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Military Camp, Aldershot, #17
    ImageText       A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    ImageText     A postcard of the Aldershot military camp near Kentville, Nova Scotia, during World War I.
    Oakville Public Library
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The R.B. Layton Postcard Collection


Rev. Dr. Robert Blackwood Layton (1879-1973) was a Presbyterian minister from Nova Scotia who had churches in Trinidad, and Nova Scotia. He moved to Alberta in 1924 and the next year became a United Church minister (at church union). He was educated at Dalhousie University, Pinehill Presbyterian College, University of Glasgow, and had an honorary doctorate conferred on him by the University of Alberta.