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Lennox was born sometimes in 1860s to Mr. and Mrs. Carter, probably in Nova Scotia. He was raised there and attended school at the age of six. Lennox decided to continue with studies.
In early 1880s, during Anne's studies at Redmond College, he held an Assistant Professorship. Lennox was boring and pompous. In 1888 he became new Head of the Modern Languages Department at Redmond and was dreadfully clever.
Lennox fell in love with Esme Taylor and her family invited him for a supper to Taylor House because they thought that he would propose Esme.
Trix, Esme's sister invited Anne Shirley, because they wanted somebody with brains to talk to him. Lennox was awfully fastidious, so Esme was desperately afraid he won't approve of her family - once he said to his cousin that a man couldn't be too careful about what kind of family he married into.
When he came to Taylor House, Esme's father Cyrus was in a dreadful humour, because Hugh Pringle beat him at a game of checkers that afternoon. All around the table were silent. Then Anne got a great idea: she told him that Cyrus Taylor went deaf very suddenly last week.
Trix and Pringle asked him what he thought about man who refused to let his wife have a dog, gave his wife a pair of goloshes for a Christmas present or believed the earth was flat. He thought they were talking about their father and was very surprised. Only Esme stood up with her father.
- "Do you mean to say your father...?"
- —Lennox Carter
When Mrs. Taylor accused him of crocheting, Cyrus exploded and then apologized to everyone. He let Esme marry Lennox and they were engaged.
Marriage with Esme TaylorEdit
Lennox was dreadful clever and he liked blue colour. He was awfully fastidious but also young, shy and overly serious.
- "Dr. Carter, who was undeniably handsome and distinguished-looking, with crisp dark hair, brilliant dark eyes and silver-rimmed glasses."
- —Anne of Windy Poplars, Chapter 10
Lennox is a male given name of Scottish and Gaelic origin and means with many elm trees.