Susanna Moodie 1803-1885

This talented writer, the wife of a retired British army officer, emigrated with her husband and daughter to Upper Canada in 1832. In 1834, they moved to a nearby farm lot to be near her brother, Samuel Strickland, and her sister, Catharine Parr Traill. The following six years of unsuccessful effort to develop a wilderness property provided the theme for her best known work, "Roughing it in the Bush". In 1840, they moved to Belleville. There the Moodies edited and were principal contributors to the short-lived "Victoria Magazine" and Susanna wrote many novels and poems. Her contributions were for many years the mainstay of "The Literary Garland", a Montreal publication.


In Cenotaph Park, Water Street, Lakefield

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Peterborough

Municipality: Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield