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Isabella Valancy Crawford 1850-1887

Isabella Valancy Crawford

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Isabella Valancy Crawford Isabella Valancy Crawford

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Isabella Valancy Crawford

Photo Source - Wikipedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Peterborough
The City of Peterborough
Near the Otonabee River in Scott Plains Park
between Charlotte and King streets


Coordinates: N 44 18.178 W 78 19.009

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Plaque Text

Irish-born, Isabella Crawford came to Canada as a young girl and eventually settled in Peterborough. Following her father's death in 1875 she supported her family through writing, and published articles, fiction and poetry in Toronto and New York journals. She later moved to Toronto to further her career and there gained modest success. Although largely unknown in her short lifetime, her reputation has steadily grown so that she is considered to be one of the finest Canadian poets of her generation. She is best remembered for her long poems "Malcolm's Katie" and "Old Spookses' Pass".

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