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PEI Magazine + Cape Breton Magazine


PEI Magazine + Cape Breton Magazine


PEI Magazine + Cape Breton Magazine


Title: The Prince Edward Island Magazine (1899-1905) + Cape Breton Magazine (1901-1902)
Description: [6-volumes] 8vo. Illustrated. Rebound in half-faux leather with gilt titles on the spine. Signature in ink of original owner (G.B. Chappell) on title page of Volume 1. Monthly issues bound together. Published by Examiner Publishing, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Volume 1 - March 1899 to February 1900 (12 issues)
Volume 2 - March 1900 to February 1901 (12 issues)
Volume 3 - March 1901 to February 1902 (12 issues)
Volume 4 - March 1902 to February 1903 (12 issues)
Volume 5 - March 1903 to February 1904 (12 issues)
Volume 6 - March 1904 to August 1904 + January 1905 (7 issues), plus issues No. 1 to No. 7 of the Cape Breton Magazine - September 1901 to March 1902, published by Bell Printing and Publishing, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Contents of volumes show intermittent age toning, occasional marginal notes, and minor pokes and edge wear. Overall, good rebound condition.

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The Prince Edward Island Magazine was published by Archibald Irwin, a young printer employed by the Daily Examiner newspaper. The magazine was in print from 1899 to 1905 and includes articles by:

  • Lawrence W. Watson
  • W. L. Cotton
  • John Caven
  • Jeremiah C. Clark
  • Hon. A. B. Warburton

Content in the magazine varied from historical features, poetry, reviews, and biographical sketches and were often enhanced with illustrations and photographs. "(Archibald) Irwin was also concerned about the physical appearance of his periodical." In The Island Magazine (Number Two/Spring-Summer, 1977) H. T. Holman goes on to say, Irwin "had a good sense of design and the quality of the printing was maintained at a high level."

C. B. (Charles Benjamin) Chappell (1857-1931) was born at Charlottetown to William Chappell and Mary Ann Turner. He would become a prominent architect designing a variety of buildings in Prince Edward Island, from private homes and public buildings to commercial blocks and churches. Three of his works are now National Historic Sites. Chappell had command of many architectural styles and left an inspiring legacy of structures, many of which have become iconic.