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  • Run in any time you like.
    Image       On Front: I hope it will be for longer than a day. Glad to get your nice letter. We are all well and enjoying this fine weather. "Kor" [sic]
    Image     On Front: I hope it will be for longer than a day. Glad to get your nice letter. We are all well and enjoying this fine weather. "Kor" [sic]
    Oakville Public Library
  • McCurdy's Silver Dart
    Image       Front: Drome, No.4, McCurdy's Silver Dart, Baddeck, N.S. Copyright 1909 HM Benner Reverse side reads: "28 March 1909. This did fly 8 miles- Just a farewell from Baddeck. Hope these machines will be in general use when you come back- if so you could come oftener Bon Voyage- Love, Connie"
    Image     Front: Drome, No.4, McCurdy's Silver Dart, Baddeck, N.S. Copyright 1909 HM Benner Reverse side reads: "28 March 1909. This did fly 8 miles- Just a farewell from Baddeck. Hope these ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Bell's Sygnet [sic]
    Image       Drome, No. 5 Bell's Sygnet No. 2 Baddeck, N.S. Copyright 1909 HM Benner Reverse side reads: "This kite did not go up- but it will by & by- Hope you had a good trip Bess"
    Image     Drome, No. 5 Bell's Sygnet No. 2 Baddeck, N.S. Copyright 1909 HM Benner Reverse side reads: "This kite did not go up- but it will by & by- Hope you ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Church of England, Amherst, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Your card received ages ago and was very glad to hear from you. How are you getting along? Mr. Rogers is still with us and we are quite good, for a change. I wonder if this card will ever reach you. This is the third I have ...
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Your card received ages ago and was very glad to hear from you. How are you getting along? Mr. Rogers is still with us and we are ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Pretty View in Kentville, N.S.
    Image       Pretty View in Kentville, N.S.
    Image     Pretty View in Kentville, N.S.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Cannon Gate Park, Lunenburg. N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Lunenburg, N.S. July 20th /07 We have been here two weeks and expect to go to Great Village on Monday next. We will be there a few weeks and then spend a month or more in Hx. Hope to see you sometime. We are having very warm ...
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Lunenburg, N.S. July 20th /07 We have been here two weeks and expect to go to Great Village on Monday next. We will be there a few ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Main Street, Kentville, N.S.
    Image       Main Street, Kentville, N.S.
    Image     Main Street, Kentville, N.S.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Image       Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Image     Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Beach and Breakwater, Bay of Fundy, near Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Image       Beach and Breakwater, Bay of Fundy, Near Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Image     Beach and Breakwater, Bay of Fundy, Near Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Cape Roseway Light, near Shelburne, N.S. : Over 100 Years Old. Halifax and South Western Railway
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Halifax Apr 27 Dear Louise, Had a very pleasant trip today. Unexpectedly met Mr [illegible] at Cleveland, met Mr. L from N. Glasgow & Oakfield. He was cheered by getting recent news from M.R-said he had not heard since -Tuesday- With love, C."
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Halifax Apr 27 Dear Louise, Had a very pleasant trip today. Unexpectedly met Mr [illegible] at Cleveland, met Mr. L from N. Glasgow & Oakfield. He was ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Old French Well and Willows, Grand Pré
    Image       Let me hear from you soon, as I am going home in a few weeks and am anxious to settle up before leaving. Hope you & J. are well. With Love A
    Image     Let me hear from you soon, as I am going home in a few weeks and am anxious to settle up before leaving. Hope you & J. are well. With ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Provost Street Looking North, New Glasgow, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Just rec'd your note this morn--had mailed a letter to you last tue- Shall be delighted to have you-but being away & having company prevented me writing sooner- With love, B.M.S."
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Just rec'd your note this morn--had mailed a letter to you last tue- Shall be delighted to have you-but being away & having company prevented me writing ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Magazine and Arch, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Nov. 21/19 I have arranged for the United Banquet on Tues-25th and hope for a good time. I suppose you will be down on the noon train, Cameron"
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Nov. 21/19 I have arranged for the United Banquet on Tues-25th and hope for a good time. I suppose you will be down on the noon train, ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • View from Railway Bridge, Bedford, N.S.
    Image       Reverse reads; "c/o Rev. Mr. Mulligan, Bedford, N.S. Dear Mrs. Layton, I could accept your invitation to spend the week end with you. Leaving here by 3.30 train Saturday 24th July. If this does not suit you please let me know. Hoping all are well. With love to the children. ...
    Image     Reverse reads; "c/o Rev. Mr. Mulligan, Bedford, N.S. Dear Mrs. Layton, I could accept your invitation to spend the week end with you. Leaving here by 3.30 train Saturday 24th ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • The Beautiful Waughs River, Tatamagouche, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Nov. 15, '09. Am having a good time here. All your friends are inquiring for you. Margaret is looking for a letter. Saw the Thomsons in Pictou. Go to Ilford and Gt. Village from here. Rev. Forbes gave us a good address on the needs of foreign ...
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Nov. 15, '09. Am having a good time here. All your friends are inquiring for you. Margaret is looking for a letter. Saw the Thomsons in Pictou. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • The Pond, Maitland, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "This is from one of my photos. Pond. 2 miles out. Dear R.B. Thanks very much for the paper containing account your induction. Wish you all success and blessing. We have had a cold and wet spring but today is one of the "rare" days in June. ...
    Image     Reverse side reads: "This is from one of my photos. Pond. 2 miles out. Dear R.B. Thanks very much for the paper containing account your induction. Wish you all success ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Maple Avenue, Maitland, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "This is the street running up past the hotel, where the Putnams live. Do you remember? A.F. [Arch Fraser]"
    Image     Reverse side reads: "This is the street running up past the hotel, where the Putnams live. Do you remember? A.F. [Arch Fraser]"
    Oakville Public Library
  • Midland Railway Bridge, South Maitland, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Here we are at the meeting of the Presbyterial. Very heavy rain yesterday. Mr Hugh Fraser and I were stranded at W.Junction as our train was late and missed the Blue Nose [sic]. Got on in the afternoon. Everyone inquiring for you. Mr. Fraser has not come, ...
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Here we are at the meeting of the Presbyterial. Very heavy rain yesterday. Mr Hugh Fraser and I were stranded at W.Junction as our train was late ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Post Office, Amherst, N.S.
    Image       Front: The Postmaster has a grandson. Reverse reads: "Are you still in Fredericton? Arthur was home for 3 wks but went back last week. He came as a great surprise did not know he was coming. We are very busy as usual. Haying on upland about done. Lida is at ...
    Image     Front: The Postmaster has a grandson. Reverse reads: "Are you still in Fredericton? Arthur was home for 3 wks but went back last week. He came as a great surprise ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Winter morning, Victoria St., Amherst, N.S.
    Image       Winter Morning Victoria St. Amherst, N.S. Did you go through on 25 Apr. if you did I didn't see you. How long are you to be in Fred - Ray is home he looks fine says he had fine time (all well) E.C.P
    Image     Winter Morning Victoria St. Amherst, N.S. Did you go through on 25 Apr. if you did I didn't see you. How long are you to be in Fred - Ray ...
    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.