All the time I was ironing I was trying to think of a name for a new island Diana and I have discovered up the brook. It’s the most ravishing spot, Marilla. There are two maple trees on it and the brook flows right around it. At last it struck me that it would be splendid to call it Victoria Island because we found it on the Queen’s birthday. Both Diana and I are very loyal. — Anne of Green Gables, chapter xx.
Montgomery’s photograph of Victoria Island in the 1880s’, which had a real existence in the Cavendish woods.