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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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  • Boston, Mass. King's Chapel
    Image       Front: Thanks for your letters. Am sorry to hear of your brother's illness. Hope he is much better by now. Have not heard from Louise for some time. Hope to do so soon. Yours, E....
    Image     Front: Thanks for your letters. Am sorry to hear of your brother's illness. Hope he is much better by now. Have not heard from Louise for some time. Hope to ...
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  • Court Square, Springfield, Mass.
    Image       Front: 1/6/08 This is the church Dell & I attended Sunday. They sang Kipling's Recess & the National Anthem. Yours Truly sang our national anthem. Shall write. Poor Annie Duncan has been sick. Hope she will soon be O.K. Love to you both, Ada
    Image     Front: 1/6/08 This is the church Dell & I attended Sunday. They sang Kipling's Recess & the National Anthem. Yours Truly sang our national anthem. Shall write. Poor Annie Duncan ...
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  • Scene at the Village Church, East Northfield, Mass.
    Image       Reverse: My dear sister. You've seen this place many times, but I'm not there. Found this card & so sent it. All well. Received your magazine giving account of R-s [Rob's] installment. Thanks. We are moving up ... taking a large house. Going to keep roomers. We got the house ...
    Image     Reverse: My dear sister. You've seen this place many times, but I'm not there. Found this card & so sent it. All well. Received your magazine giving account of R-s ...
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  • St. Giles and Mercat Cross, Edinburgh
    Image       Reverse: May 2/22 We have had a very lovely visit over here and have found this City so interesting. Yesterday were through the "Castle," St. Giles Cathedral, John Knox's house and Holyrood Palace and then drove to the Forth Bridge. Hope you are all well. Kindest regards from us both. ...
    Image     Reverse: May 2/22 We have had a very lovely visit over here and have found this City so interesting. Yesterday were through the "Castle," St. Giles Cathedral, John Knox's house ...
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  • East and West Churches, Stirling
    Image       Reverse notes by Rev. R.B. Layton: dates from 12th C. 1544 4 prelates and 21 nobles in this church constituted Mary of Guise Queen Regent of Scot., during minority of Mary (Queen of Scots). Jas. 6th was crowned here in 1761 at 13 mos. 10 days. J. Knox preached. His ...
    Image     Reverse notes by Rev. R.B. Layton: dates from 12th C. 1544 4 prelates and 21 nobles in this church constituted Mary of Guise Queen Regent of Scot., during minority of ...
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  • St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
    Image       Reverse notes by Rev. R.B. Layton: John Knox d. 1572. Letters "J.K." in street near St. Giles where buried. His house on High St. Heart of Midlothian in sidewalk. From Holyrood to St. Giles process'n when Kirk Ass'y meets. Here Jennie Geddes flung stool. Scene of many fights. Story of ...
    Image     Reverse notes by Rev. R.B. Layton: John Knox d. 1572. Letters "J.K." in street near St. Giles where buried. His house on High St. Heart of Midlothian in sidewalk. From ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Presbyterian Church, Tatamagouche, N.S.
    Image       Front: Will ye no come back again? Aug. 24th 1905
    Image     Front: Will ye no come back again? Aug. 24th 1905
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  • 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 ...
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  • St. Anne de Beaupré, Eglise
    ImageText       A postcard of the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, a major Roman Catholic shrine and place of healing, in the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec. This photo is of the First Basilica, built in 1876 and destroyed by fire in 1922.
    ImageText     A postcard of the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, a major Roman Catholic shrine and place of healing, in the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec. This photo is of the First Basilica, built ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Botsford Street, Moncton, New Brunswick
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "8/1/08 We leave Moncton Friday morning at 2:25. We are sorry that we couldn't [take] a later train, as our [ticket] allows no stop over. [We] have to go right through [...]. L.H. Mack"
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "8/1/08 We leave Moncton Friday morning at 2:25. We are sorry that we couldn't [take] a later train, as our [ticket] allows no stop over. [We] have to ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • St. Lukes, Bathurst, N.B.
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Dear L, Am mailing your plans today. Many thanks for use of them. On other side is a picture of our kirk -- not a very good view however for the tower is on the other corner and its top is barely visible. It has been impossible to ...
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Dear L, Am mailing your plans today. Many thanks for use of them. On other side is a picture of our kirk -- not a very good view ...
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  • Presbyterian Church Milltown, N.B.
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  • [Elmsdale, Nova Scotia]
    Imagecomment       Reverse: Remittance received thanks A.H. Keyes
    Imagecomment     Reverse: Remittance received thanks A.H. Keyes
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  • Susamachar Church, San Fernando
    ImageText       Front: Our church in Trinidad.
    ImageText     Front: Our church in Trinidad.
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  • 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
  • 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.
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  • Bonn a. R. - Münsterplatz
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "I went through here at 12 midnight on 13th again on 14th it is a lovely town. Part of it is in on either side of Rhein. J.G. [James Gallaher]"
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "I went through here at 12 midnight on 13th again on 14th it is a lovely town. Part of it is in on either side of Rhein. J.G. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • St. Paul's Church, Halifax, N.S.
    Image       Front: Will answer your letter later. Just heard the parcel arrived at John St. Thank you. Bessie says she will write & thank you again - all well - love Aunt L., North Sydney, Aug. 31st
    Image     Front: Will answer your letter later. Just heard the parcel arrived at John St. Thank you. Bessie says she will write & thank you again - all well - love ...
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  • Fort Massey Church, Halifax, N.S.
    Image       Reverse side reads: "Wishing Mr & Mrs Layton and family a Merry Xmas and Good New Year Very Truly R Ross"
    Image     Reverse side reads: "Wishing Mr & Mrs Layton and family a Merry Xmas and Good New Year Very Truly R Ross"
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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.