|| "In addition to writing 'Anne of Green Gables' and other novels, L.M. Montgomery also wrote over five hundred stories and five hundred poems which were published in her lifetime (1874-1942). She pasted many of these stories and poems into twelve scrapbooks. In the 1970s, Rea Wilshurst noticed those scrapbooks while visiting Montgomery's birthplace in New London, Prince Edward Island, and quickly began searching for bibliographic information on the stories and poems she found in them. Soon she discovered that Montgomery had made a handwritten record of most of her publications in her 'ledger list,' now part of the University of Guelph Archives. Using these resources. Wilmshurst found many references for Montgomery's stories and poems, eventually publishing them as a part of 'Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Preliminary Bibliography,' published in 1986 by the University of Waterloo. ... Some years ago, using the 1986 'Preliminary Bibliography' as a guide, several independent researchers interested in the works of L.M. Montgomery began to find additional references for the stories and poems in Wilmhurst's list as well as references to titles she had not been able to locate before her list was published. ... In the process, several stories were found that were not listed at all in the Wilmshurst bibliography. Twenty-one of these stories are presented here for the first time since their original publications."--Preface, p. [i-ii].