Traill, Catherine Parr


Traill, Catherine Parr
(1802-1899)
   Born in England; daughter of Thomas Strickland of Reydon Hall, Suffolk, and sister of Agnes Strickland and Susanna Moodie. Educated at home. Began to write at an early age, her first volume of stories for children being published in 1818. In 1832 married Lieutenant Thomas Traill of the Royal Scotch Fusileers, and some months later they removed to Canada. Most of her books were written in Canada, and embody her experiences in the backwoods, and her intimate studies of plant life.
   Bib.: Works: Plant Life in Canada; Canadian Wild Flowers; Canadian Crusoes; Pearls and Pebbles, with biog. sketch by Mary Agnes FitzGibbon. For biog., see Morgan, Cel. Can.; MacMurchy, Canadian Literature.

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