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  • 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
  • Étretat – La Place et l'Hôtel de la Plage [Étretat – The Square and the Beach Hotel]
    Image       Postcard of the Square and the Beach Hotel in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Image     Postcard of the Square and the Beach Hotel in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – L'Hôtel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks Hotel]
    Image       Postcard of the Hotel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks] in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Image     Postcard of the Hotel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks] in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • C.P.R. Station and Palliser Hotel, Calgary, Alberta
    Image       The Palliser Hotel opened its doors on 1 June 1914....
    Image     The Palliser Hotel opened its doors on 1 June 1914....
    Oakville Public Library
  • Arrochar Mountains from Inversnaid Hotel, Loch Lomond
    Image       Reverse reads: "Having a wonderful trip this summer. Have been to a good many beautiful places including Oban, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Arran, Ayr, Largs., and others. Going soon to Edinburgh and to the Trossachs then London, and Paris. Best wishes to all. Margaret Gallaher"
    Image     Reverse reads: "Having a wonderful trip this summer. Have been to a good many beautiful places including Oban, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Arran, Ayr, Largs., and others. Going soon to Edinburgh ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Chateau Frontenac and Citadel, Quebec
    ImageText       Front: Quebec. Chateau Frontenac and Citadel.
    ImageText     Front: Quebec. Chateau Frontenac and Citadel.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Banff Hotel, Banff, Alba [sic], Canada, on line Can. Pac. Ry.
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Rec'd card. There was a time when N. Aberdeen could boast of its "real cheese" but alas. Rec'd your "message" by bearer. Sorry but I'm afraid I can't say thanks [sic]. Think of F.H.C. and all was said. It will do splendidly. Trust you will not be infected ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Rec'd card. There was a time when N. Aberdeen could boast of its "real cheese" but alas. Rec'd your "message" by bearer. Sorry but I'm afraid I can't ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Chateau Lake Louise
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Welcome, Bob and family to Alberta. We slept in your Manse for a night a week ago after our first day out. Are enjoying our trip immensely. Will reach Spokane in a couple of days. Hope you will find everything to your taste in your new home. Sincerely ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Welcome, Bob and family to Alberta. We slept in your Manse for a night a week ago after our first day out. Are enjoying our trip immensely. Will ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • The Lounge, Jasper Park Lodge, C.N. Rlwys.
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Dear Mother, Have a train of about 90 cars our stock [i.e. livestock] is about 75 cars away. We went through the rockeys [sic] on the top of a Caboose in our B.V.D's. Haven't seen our stock yet. James"
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Dear Mother, Have a train of about 90 cars our stock [i.e. livestock] is about 75 cars away. We went through the rockeys [sic] on the top of ...
    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.