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Home Town of Writer Catharine Parr Traill

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Catharine Parr Traill, née Strickland, was a pioneer writer and naturalist who wrote about life as a settler in Canada.

In 1832 Traill immigrated to Canada with her husband, half-pay Lieutenant Thomas Traill, and settled on the Otonabee River near Peterborough, Ontario. There Traill wrote her most famous book, The Backwoods of Canada (1836), a factual and scientific account of her first 3 years in the bush.

She died at her residence Westove in Lakefield, Ontario in 1899.

Photo: 19th-century writer Catharine Parr Traill at “Westove”, her home in Lakefield from 1860 until her death in 1899. (Photo: Traill Family Collection, National Archives of Canada)

Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario, named their downtown campus after her.

 

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