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Catharine Parr Traill 1802-1899

A member of the literary Strickland family, Catharine Parr Traill came to Upper Canada in 1832 and with her husband took up farming in the Peterborough area. Of her many published works, The Backwoods of Canada is probably the best known. In it she describes with candour and insight her experiences as a pioneer settler.

Location

At her former home, 16 Smith Street, Lakefield

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Peterborough

Municipality: Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield

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