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  • 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
  • Old Cottages, Bowdon
    Image       Reverse: c/o Mrs. Dutton, Stanthorne Hall, Middlewich, Cheshire With all good wishes for Christmas & The New Year from your travelling companions. Hoping that you are now comfortably settled, and like Glasgow. We shall be very glad to hear from you when you can spare the time. A.E. Weaver
    Image     Reverse: c/o Mrs. Dutton, Stanthorne Hall, Middlewich, Cheshire With all good wishes for Christmas & The New Year from your travelling companions. Hoping that you are now comfortably settled, and ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Main Street, Kentville, N.S.
    Image       Main Street, Kentville, N.S.
    Image     Main Street, Kentville, N.S.
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  • Hollis Street looking North, Halifax, N.S.
    Image       Excuse card as I have not been down town to get others. How did you enjoy Mrs Black 5 o'clock tea Reverse reads: "Sun. night there seemed to be so many speaking to you that we thought we had better move on. Anyway Mother was sick so I had to ...
    Image     Excuse card as I have not been down town to get others. How did you enjoy Mrs Black 5 o'clock tea Reverse reads: "Sun. night there seemed to be so ...
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  • Princess Road, Liverpool
    Image       Reverse: Saturday eve. We are leaving here at the same time you did arriving in Glasgow early Monday morning. We just got your card on our return from Chester. Could you meet us? Hope we'll be able to get rooms with you. Regards from all to you & the "missus." ...
    Image     Reverse: Saturday eve. We are leaving here at the same time you did arriving in Glasgow early Monday morning. We just got your card on our return from Chester. Could ...
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  • Damascus. The Tombs.
    ImageText       A postcard sent from Damascus (City of Jasmin) in Syria.
    ImageText     A postcard sent from Damascus (City of Jasmin) in Syria.
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  • Jasper Avenue, looking west, Edmonton, Alta.
    Image       Printed on reverse: Jasper Avenue, Looking West. This shows the famous retail section of Edmonton in which is included The Hudson's Bay Company store, which has grown from a very small beginning to its present stately proportions. Jasper Avenue is one of the widest and most imposing business thoroughfares in ...
    Image     Printed on reverse: Jasper Avenue, Looking West. This shows the famous retail section of Edmonton in which is included The Hudson's Bay Company store, which has grown from a very ...
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  • 101st Street, Edmonton, Alta.
    Image       Printed on the reverse: 101st Street, Looking North. On this street is the largest office buildling west of Winnipeg, namely, the Tegler Building. This is one of the city's busiest thoroughfares leading to the Union depot of the Canadian National and Grand Trunk Pacific Railways.
    Image     Printed on the reverse: 101st Street, Looking North. On this street is the largest office buildling west of Winnipeg, namely, the Tegler Building. This is one of the city's busiest ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Presbyterian Church, Edmonton, Alta.
    Image       Reverse reads: "The Manse, Oakfield, 1st Jan. 1917 Hope the children are better. Adrianna leaves tonight for Hx., sails Saint John this week. No word from Rick. Anne got a Xmas box from him today, sent 19th Nov. Let us hear from you. Happy New Year to you all. Mother"
    Image     Reverse reads: "The Manse, Oakfield, 1st Jan. 1917 Hope the children are better. Adrianna leaves tonight for Hx., sails Saint John this week. No word from Rick. Anne got a ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Queens Avenue and Industrial School, Craigie, Perth
    Image       Reverse: 19 Queen Street, Craigie Dear Mrs. Layton, I wrote my Aunt when we got your address so I hope you will have a pleasant visit there. I hope your visit to E. was also very pleasant. Your time will be short now. Guess you will have a very enjoyable ...
    Image     Reverse: 19 Queen Street, Craigie Dear Mrs. Layton, I wrote my Aunt when we got your address so I hope you will have a pleasant visit there. I hope your ...
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  • Oxford, All Souls College & St. Marys Church, High St.
    Image       Photograph of All Souls College and St. Mary's Church, Oxford, England.
    Image     Photograph of All Souls College and St. Mary's Church, Oxford, England.
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  • Oxford, from Magdalene [sic] College Tower
    Image       Photograph of the spires of Oxford, England, from the tower of Magdalen College.
    Image     Photograph of the spires of Oxford, England, from the tower of Magdalen College.
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  • 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 ...
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  • Post Office, Corner of Hollis & George St., Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Image       Reverse reads: "The Lobo leaves tomorrow night-with it goes your boxes. I am sending you all The Evening Mails and will continue to send them each mail or by [illegible] boats. I am only sending you this card this trip but will write you again by New York next mail. ...
    Image     Reverse reads: "The Lobo leaves tomorrow night-with it goes your boxes. I am sending you all The Evening Mails and will continue to send them each mail or by [illegible] ...
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  • Jerusalem. Via Dolorosa.
    ImageText       A postcard of Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief or Way of Suffering) in the Old City of Jerusalem.
    ImageText     A postcard of Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief or Way of Suffering) in the Old City of Jerusalem.
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  • Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alta.
    Image       Reverse reads: "The manse, Oakfield 15/2/17 Glad to hear from you this A.M. Here is another message for your birthday. A cable came from London this A.M. We sent you all good wishes. Richmond & Adriana. You might put it in your James paper. We are all well. Glad you ...
    Image     Reverse reads: "The manse, Oakfield 15/2/17 Glad to hear from you this A.M. Here is another message for your birthday. A cable came from London this A.M. We sent you ...
    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.