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  • Victoria Jubilee Bridge, Montreal
        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 ...
      Reverse reads: "The Manse, Oakfield, 23/12/07 Very glad to hear from you ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Terrasse du Casino
        Postcard of the Casino Terrace in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
      Postcard of the Casino Terrace in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – Vue générale du Petit Val
        Étretat – General View of the Little Valley
      Étretat – General View of the Little Valley
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Place et l'Hôtel de la Plage [Étretat – The Square and the Beach Hotel]
        Postcard of the Square and the Beach Hotel in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
      Postcard of the Square and the Beach Hotel in Étretat, France, ca. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Venezia, Ponte di Rialto
        Reverse: June 24/10 Gondolas are all very well but a canoe suits me better. We leave tomorrow for Vienna. A.M.K.
      Reverse: June 24/10 Gondolas are all very well but a canoe suits ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Jemappes – La Grand'Place
        Dear Mr. Layton:- Many thanks to the people of St. Paul’s for the very nice Christmas parcel which reached me night before last. It is good to know that the people at home do not forget us. This is a view in the village in Belgium where we are stationed ...
      Dear Mr. Layton:- Many thanks to the people of St. Paul’s for ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – L'Hôtel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks Hotel]
        Postcard of the Hotel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks] in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
      Postcard of the Hotel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks] in Étretat, France, ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – Un Cabestan
        Postcard of a cabestan on the Étretat beach
      Postcard of a cabestan on the Étretat beach
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Plage, vue prise de la Falaise d’Aval [The beach, view taken from the Aval Cliff]
        Postcard of the beach at Étretat, taken from the Aval Cliff, ca. 1900
      Postcard of the beach at Étretat, taken from the Aval Cliff, ca. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Plage par un gros temps ca. 1900
        Postcard of Étretat – The Beach in bad weather, ca. 1900
      Postcard of Étretat – The Beach in bad weather, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – Le Travail des Filets [Mending the fishnets]
        Reverse: It is quite characteristic of this place to have one of these boats as part of the landscape of the garden plots. Say old chap, do you ever read Browning? Get a chance to read "As birds their trackless path," and you will know what faith is. Do not ...
      Reverse: It is quite characteristic of this place to have one of ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Villa Orphée
        Front: Doesn’t this make you think of Bermuda? Reverse: Dear old boy, Yours rec’d. What do you think I am doing now? The Dalhousie Unit never saw France as we are doing it. Don’t I wish I had the pen of a ready writer! Yesterday we played tennis, and sat ...
      Front: Doesn’t this make you think of Bermuda? Reverse: Dear old boy, ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Canadian Army Service Corps mounted soldier 1919
        Reverse: I wanted to get this horse back with me but can’t. I have had him since 1916. It’s too bad, I would have liked to have him. He has seen some work, for when we got “stuck” sometimes I hitched him in wagon. He has done a few miles. ...
      Reverse: I wanted to get this horse back with me but can’t. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Canadian Army Service Corps mounted soldier 1916
        Reverse: France, Dec. 11th 1916 This is a little remembrance. You must excuse me for being so long in writing. I will write you soon. I am well & hoping to be back in Kentville soon? J. Gallaher.
      Reverse: France, Dec. 11th 1916 This is a little remembrance. You must ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Dannes-Camiers (P.-de-C.) La Gare
        This railway station is equidistant between the village of Dannes and that of Camiers, in the Department of Pas de Calais, 14 miles south of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in Northern France. During World War I the Canadian Army Medical Corps operated hospitals here: General Hospital No. 3 (McGill University) from June 1915 ...
      This railway station is equidistant between the village of Dannes and that ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Koln auf Rh. (Cologne on Rhine)
        Reverse: Cologne, Germany 26/3/19 OAS [On Active Service, and stamped "Passed by Censor No. 6864"] This is a faithful representation of the Dom. or the Cathedral. It is one of the finest if not the best in Europe. The spires are 530 feet high, beautiful windows & everything in proportion. ...
      Reverse: Cologne, Germany 26/3/19 OAS [On Active Service, and stamped "Passed by ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Chepstow Castle (The West End)
        Reverse: London, Aug. 3/14 Dear Mr. Layton – Your letter was forwarded to England and reached me on Wed. last. The neglect in writing has been on my side and I have been so ashamed of myself that I have not had the face to send you any cards although ...
      Reverse: London, Aug. 3/14 Dear Mr. Layton – Your letter was forwarded ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Royal Military Hospital, Shorncliffe Camp
        Military Hospital at Shorncliffe Camp, 3 miles west of Folkestone in Kent, England.
      Military Hospital at Shorncliffe Camp, 3 miles west of Folkestone in Kent, ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • N.S. Girl in C.N.E. Beauty Contest
        Judged fairest of them all in the national beauty contest held Sept. 4 at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, was Mary Ellen Batten of Thorold. Contestants are, from LEFT: Eugenie McGruder, B.C.; Jean Duffield, Alberta; Johanna Boon, Manitoba; Miss Batten; Monica McGrath, Quebec; Audrey McKillop, N.B.; Mary Payzant, N.S. (Canning), ...
      Judged fairest of them all in the national beauty contest held Sept. ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Tintern Abbey from S.E.
        reverse: [London, Aug. 3/14. Postcard continues from ?] 2. [...Gladys and I] have been in this part of the world since June 14th. We left home May 31st and if our vessel sails as scheduled will leave Liverpool Aug. 14th on the "Alsatian" one of the new Allan boats. On ...
      reverse: [London, Aug. 3/14. Postcard continues from ?] 2. [...Gladys and I] ...
    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.