Brown, Jessie Findlay. Up Came the Moon (Oshawa, ON: Mundy–Goodfellow, 1936).

SFU has a copy of this poetry collection, signed by the author and with a poem (likely hers) written on the flyleaf. The book also contains a photograph of the author, but someone has removed that page from the SFU copy! I am appalled.

So I am sharing with you here the handwriting of the author, the introduction written for the collection by L.M. Montgomery, and the poem that inspired that introduction. L.M. Montgomery’s contribution intrigues me, as it is a rather lukewarm accolade, perhaps appropriate for (it must be admitted) a somewhat mediocre collection of poetry.