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|\N \N||Since I have been posting a lot of recipes taken from this lovely book,|
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Catharine Parr Strickland Traill was born in London, England, in 1802. She was the youngest daughter of Thomas Strickland, and of her eight brothers, and sisters, five also became writers. Catharine's first book, "The Blind Piper and Other Tales," was published in 1820.
Several others, most of them for children, were published before she came to Cananda. In 1932, Catharine married Thomas Traill, an officer in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and in the same year they emigrated to Canada to take up a military grant. They settled in the vicinity of Peterborough, where Mrs. Traill's brother, Samuel Strickland, had already established himself, and where her sister, Susanna Moodie, was also to come. She lived in the Peterborough-Rice Lake-Lakefield area until her death at the age of 97 in 1899. Besides coping successfully with the trials of backwoods existence, Mrs Traill was the mother of nine children, and ardent botanist, and the author of a number of books written in Canada. In addition to the Canadian Settler's Guide (originally titled The Female Emigrant's Guide) these were: The Backwoods of Canada, 1836; Canadian Crusoes, 1853; Stories of the Canadian Forest, 1857; Canadian Wild Flowers, 1868; Stufies if Plant Life in Canada, 1885 (new edition in 1906); Pearls and Pebbles, 1894; Cot and Cradle Stories, 1895. Origin: Back of The Canadian Settler's Guide Shared by: Sharon Stevens Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 03-28-95