Letter I.—­Departure from Greenock
in the Brig Laurel.—­Fitting up of
the Vessel.—­Boy Passenger.—­Sea
Prospect.—­Want of Occupation and ...
Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) was a Canadian naturalist and author who wrote books for children, studies of Canadian flowers and plants, and, most important, accurate accounts of pioneer condition...
Catharine Parr Traill has a greater importance in nineteenth-century Canadian letters than her work as a whole would seem to justify. Mistrusting fiction (which she felt satisfied the imagination whil...