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Catharine Parr Traill 1802-1899

Catharine Parr Traill

Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted January, 2009

Catharine Parr Traill Catharine Parr Traill

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Peterborough
The Township of Selwyn
At Youngs Point, near the Otonabee River at the south end
of Nathaway Drive off Highway 28
just north of the Otonabee River Bridge

Coordinates: N 44 29.289 W 78 13.990


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Plaque Text

Born in London, Catherine Strickland married Lieutenant Thomas Traill in 1832 and emigrated to Upper Canada, settling in Douro Township and subsequently at Lakefield. A writer of children's stories and a frequent contributor to the Literary Garland, her most famous work was The Backwoods of Canada (1836) consisting of letters to her mother portraying the hardships of the pioneer life she loved so much. Her work as a naturalist bore fruit in Canadian Wild Flowers (1868) and Studies of Plant Life in Canada (1885).

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Catharine Parr Traill 1802-1899
Susanna Moodie 1803-1885
Colonel Samuel Strickland 1804-1867



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