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Title: Periodical - "The Atlantic Monthly, July 1927"
Identifier: 2005.8.2
Donor: Mrs. Hay
Item Date: 1927
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: Rectangular paper journal/magazine. Front and back binding covers are light red in colour. Front cover has words "The Atlantic Monthly" with " July 1927" beneath with an image enclosed in a medallion depicting a bearded, crowned man (Poseidon?) on a wave holding a trident and reaching toward a horse. Below listed is the journal's index of contents with page numbers. At bottom of page the words "The Atlantic Monthly Company" and in the bottom left corner : "40 cents a copy", and bottom right corner: "$4.00 a year". On the spine of the journal: "Atlantic Monthly July 1927 Vol. 140, No. 1". The back cover has a advertisement for Brown Brothers and Co. The journal had started running instalments from Mazo de la Roche's 'Jalna' novel. Page 24 explains background of the author and novel and features a photograph. The third instalment from 'Jalna' starts on page 121 and goes to page 129 where it is written: "to be continued". The journal has several excerpts from books and essays by other authors and writers. History: In 1927, Mazo de la Roche's (1879-1961) novel "Jalna" won the $10,000 first prize in a competition sponsored by "Atlantic Monthly", which provided her with recognition and success in the future. Mazo de la Roche is significant to Mississauga as she lived in Clarkson during the time she wrote her award winning novel, "Jalna". Mazo lived in Trail Cottage, which was located on property that had originally belonged to the Benares Estate. Some people speculate the Benares House was Mazo’s inspiration for the Whiteoaks of "Jalna". Mazo was friends with the Harrises and had visited Benares. She was born in Newmarket as Mazo Louise Roche. She was the only child of Alberta and William Roche. Mazo died on 12 July 1961. See: C.J. Taylor, "de la Roche, Mazo" Canadian Encyclopedia, 2000 Edition (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999), 639. The Atlantic Monthly is an American literary/cultural magazine first published in 1857. It's first editor was James Russell Lowell who was also one of it's founders along with such literary notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Still in existence, The Atlantic publishes ten times per year and features articles on political science and foreign affairs as well as book reviews. For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Monthly.
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