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Figure 11. “Marguerite Buller”

Marguerite Trelawney Buller, the first child born to Frank Buller and Elizabeth Langlois Buller pursued a career as a writer and an illustrator. [38]  She published several children’s books “The Rhyme Garden” in 1917, “The Story of Woofin Poofin” in 1929, and “Mr. Jones of the London Zoo” in 1938.[39] She also published a series of articles for the magazine the Smart Set.[40] Audrey Buller’s daughters recall that their mother loved Marguerite.[41]  Penelope’s recollection of her aunt, a ginger, was that she had moved to London where a play she had written was to be produced. “She became friends with Margo Fontaine and she was rumored to have had an affair with someone famous but Aunt Cecil would never give the name.” [42]






[38] Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2008, accessed 5/24/13; 1901 Census of Canada Year: 1901; Census Place: Montréal (City/Cité) Saint-Antoine (Ward/Quartier), Montréal (city/cité), Quebec; Page: 17; Family No: 153 accessed 3/6/13.

[39] Marguerite Buller, The Rhyme Garden, (New York, London: John Lane Co., 1917); Marguerite Buller, The Story Of Woofin Poofin (Location unknown: Robert McBride, 1929); Marguerite Buller, Mr. Jones of the London Zoo (London: County Life, 1938).

[40] “The Fiction Mags Index”, accessed May 14, 2013,

[41] “Oral Interview with Penelope Harris” 23 April, 2013, original tape recording owned by author, Seattle WA, 2013; Oral interview with Jennifer Sims.

[42] Oral Interview with Penelope Harris.

Figure.12. “The Story of Woofin – Poofin”

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