Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899)
A number of years ago, our middle son attended Trent University at the Catharine Parr Traill Campus. Quite honestly, at the time the name had no meaning to me whatsoever. Frankly I was more impressed with the fact that a) he made it to University b) he was away from home and c) he was paying for it. I was also very surprised by his chosen field of study, that being Canadian History, Native Studies and Women’s Issues.
Fast forward a few years and not only do I recognize the name Catharine Parr Traill I find my life virtually inundated by her books, stories, pictures and history.