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  • "Joe Howe" Falls, Victoria Park, Truro, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Aug. 13. We were very sorry not to see you when we were at Sydney. We took the trolley to Glace Bay but did not have time to get out as friends had plans made for us. We saw the service going on in your church and ...
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Aug. 13. We were very sorry not to see you when we were at Sydney. We took the trolley to Glace Bay but did not have time ...
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  • Victoria Jubilee Bridge, Montreal
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "The Manse, Oakfield, 23/12/07 Very glad to hear from you am not writing a letter as we hope to see you home soon. Had a letter from Mary tonight, the first this month. She is well. Had seen M.K. Grant - was quite well when she wrote. We ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "The Manse, Oakfield, 23/12/07 Very glad to hear from you am not writing a letter as we hope to see you home soon. Had a letter from Mary ...
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  • The Bridge and Falls, St. John, N.B., Canada
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "St. John, N.B., July 24/20 Dear Mr. Layton, Just saw Mr. McKeigan. He is looking fine and says he weighs 10 lbs more than usual. He wished to be remembered to you. My own condition is excellent. Sorry you were bothered with those rubbers I left at your ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "St. John, N.B., July 24/20 Dear Mr. Layton, Just saw Mr. McKeigan. He is looking fine and says he weighs 10 lbs more than usual. He wished to ...
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  • Old Bridge of Forth, Stirling
    Image       Reverse notes by Rev. R.B. Layton: Built c. 1400. All roads had to meet here to cross the Forth at Stirling. Forth a natural barrier across Scotland. Battle of St. Br. 1297 -- Scots 10,000, Eng. 50,000.
    Image     Reverse notes by Rev. R.B. Layton: Built c. 1400. All roads had to meet here to cross the Forth at Stirling. Forth a natural barrier across Scotland. Battle of St. ...
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  • The Auld Brig O'Doon Ayr
    Image       Reverse: Aug. 10/10 In haste. A.M.K.
    Image     Reverse: Aug. 10/10 In haste. A.M.K.
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  • Lakewood Scene, N.J.
    Image       Front: Feb. 24 '06 We leave for East Orange this morning. Have had a most delightful time. This picture shows the longer end of the lake where I have been skating. L.M. [Louise MacLeod]
    Image     Front: Feb. 24 '06 We leave for East Orange this morning. Have had a most delightful time. This picture shows the longer end of the lake where I have been ...
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  • Oxford, Nuneham Bridge & Cottages
    Image       Photograph of pedestrian bridge over a side stream of the Thames River, near Oxford, England.
    Image     Photograph of pedestrian bridge over a side stream of the Thames River, near Oxford, England.
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  • Old Waterloo Row, Fredericton, N.B.
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Fredericton, N.B. Nov. 16th /09 Your paper for the Band and letter have both reached F'ton. O.K. It is a splendid paper and very interesting. We shall have it at Band next Tuesday evening. It puts me very much in mind of your talk on Labrador this evening, ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Fredericton, N.B. Nov. 16th /09 Your paper for the Band and letter have both reached F'ton. O.K. It is a splendid paper and very interesting. We shall have ...
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  • Rideau Canal and Inter-Provincial Bridge, Ottawa
    ImageText       A postcard of the Rideau Canal and Inter-Provincial Bridge in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    ImageText     A postcard of the Rideau Canal and Inter-Provincial Bridge in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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  • Magdalen College, from the Meadows, Oxford
    Image       Reverse: Oxford, Aug. 1/10 We like Oxford very much. Walked this morning almost steadily for 3 1/2 hrs. I was tired and sick of Colleges. We go to Leamington to-night and to-morrow to Warwick, Kenilworth & Stratford. On Wed. H & I go to Scotland & the school marms to ...
    Image     Reverse: Oxford, Aug. 1/10 We like Oxford very much. Walked this morning almost steadily for 3 1/2 hrs. I was tired and sick of Colleges. We go to Leamington to-night ...
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  • Westminster Bridge, London
    Image       Reverse: London July 4/10 Sent you a book on the Passion Play the other day. Hope it will reach you. It is like the ones we used to follow the Play and I thought perhaps a copy would be interesting to you. With kind remembrances. A.M.K.
    Image     Reverse: London July 4/10 Sent you a book on the Passion Play the other day. Hope it will reach you. It is like the ones we used to follow the ...
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  • Niagara Falls and Falls View Bridge from Gorge
    Image       Reverse: Good Boat Trip from Toronto. Leslie has asked me to come and stay for a week in Sept. but I told him that it was hardly possible. Think I will take the Bus by way of Ithica and stop & see Marg Aldwinckle. Love, James
    Image     Reverse: Good Boat Trip from Toronto. Leslie has asked me to come and stay for a week in Sept. but I told him that it was hardly possible. Think I ...
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  • Pres Qu'Isle, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton
    Image       Pres Qu'Isle, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton
    Image     Pres Qu'Isle, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton
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  • Mountains and Trout Pool near Cheticamp, Cape Breton, N.S.
    Image       Mountains and Trout Pool near Cheticamp, Cape Breton, N.S.
    Image     Mountains and Trout Pool near Cheticamp, Cape Breton, N.S.
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  • Venezia, Ponte di Rialto
    Image       Reverse: June 24/10 Gondolas are all very well but a canoe suits me better. We leave tomorrow for Vienna. A.M.K.
    Image     Reverse: June 24/10 Gondolas are all very well but a canoe suits me better. We leave tomorrow for Vienna. A.M.K.
    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.