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IntroductionBanner: Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill

The Patrick Hamilton Ewing Collection of
Moodie-Strickland-Vickers-Ewing Family Papers

National Library of Canada

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1992 Accession

Paintings and Photographs


Box No. File No. Writer Recipient Dates
Box 1 1. Bartlett, Dr. [John S.] Susanna Moodie 1835 Jan. 29
  2. Bartlett, Dr. [John S.] J.W.D. Moodie 1835 April 6
  3. Bartlett, Dr. [John S.] Susanna Moodie 1847 Nov. 25
  4. Bird, James, 1788-1839 J.W.D. Moodie 1832 June 14
  5. Bird, James, 1788-1839
J.W.D. Moodie 1834 Feb. 25
  6. Bird, James, 1788-1839
J.W.D. Moodie 1835 May 17
  7. Goldschm[idt], D.L.
re: her daughter Sarah,
his servant
Mrs. Mason 1885 Dec. 19
  8. McColl, Evan J.W.D. Moodie 1869 15 April
  9. McLachlan, Alexander,
Susanna Moodie 1861 Aug. 26
  10. McLachlan, Alexander,
J.W.D. Moodie 1866 9 Dec.
  11. Moodie, Donald J.W.D. Moodie 1830 July 10
  12. Moodie, J.W.D. Susanna Moodie 1839 5th July
  12.a Moodie, Susanna
[removed from the back of watercolour
of moths to which the letter refers]
Ethel Vickers 1882 4 March
  13. Pringle, Thomas,
S. Strickland 1829 Jan. 17
  14. Pringle, Thomas,
S. Strickland 1829 March 6

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Box 1
Moodie, J.W.D.

  Lectures by J.W. D. Moodie:
"Water and its distribution over the surface of the Earth," n.d., 14 leaves
"The Norsemen and their conquests and adventures," n.d., 11 leaves

Box 2
Moodie, J.W.D.

Music album. [ca 1840?]
Some tunes copied, some original compositions. Several tunes dated: 1840, 1842.

Box 3
Moodie, J.W.D.

Music album. n.d., 331 numbered pages.
Inscribed: "To Robert Baldwin Moodie from his affectionate Father JW Dunbar Moodie.
Belleville, U. Canada 14th September 1862."
Includes some music written by J.W. Dunbar Moodie.
Includes indexes tipped in at end of volume.

Box 1
Moodie, J.W.D.

Proof sheet, n.d.
Printed proof of 3 poems by Moodie: The Hottentot's Lament. - Go It, Niggers!. - God Save the Queen.

[Moodie, Susanna]

Copy of 2 critiques of a song "God Preserve the King" 10 Oct. [18--] Words by Miss Susanna Strickland, composed by E. Cruse, Published by J. Green

Moodie, Susanna

Scraps of poems and other writings. n.d.
5 leaves

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Paintings and Photographs

Box No. File No. Description
Box 5    
  1. Watercolour: roses, n.d., unsigned. 1992-13-1
   image size: 23.5 x 21.5 cm.
  2. Watercolour: rose, 1874. 1992-13-2
   image size: 15 x 11 cm.
   Inscribed: "[ ]Ethel [ ] Birthday March 4th 1874 Susanna Moodie."
  3. Watercolour: moths, n.d., unsigned. 1992-13-3
   image size:
   (see Susanna Moodie letter of March 4 1882)
  3a. Photograph: subject unknown, n.d. [19-?]
   Copy made in Montreal
   Found attached to the verso of one of the watercolours during conservation.
  4. [Photo--?] of Jane Margaret Strickland, n.d. 1992-13-4
   [copy of the Cheeseman portrait?]
  5. Engravings by [Phil ?] 1992-13-5, 1992-13-6
   Two engravings" book plate for Henrietta Moodie Vickers, inscribed:
   "to Vick from [Phil] 1910." - portrait of a woman signed [PS] 1910, inscribed: "To Vick from [Phil] 1910."
  6. Photograph: "Cemetery at Southwold Suffolk, Jane & Agnes Strickland." 1992-13-7
  7. Photograph[?]: "The Library in 'Park Cottage' Southwold where Agnes
   Strickland lived & ended her days." 1992-13-8

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Box 5

Patent to John W.D. Moodie, Sept. 1, 1835. 200 acres
East and West halves of Lot number Seventeen, 3rd Concession,
Township of Verulam, Durham County.

Box 1

Extract of letter from J.W.D. Moodie, n.d.
Concerns his brother-in-law Mr. Strickland.

Clipping, n.d. [1852 or 1853]

Concerns review of Susanna Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush in Blackwood's Magazine.

Season ticket for a theatre box for Miss Moodie
In an envelope addressed to Mrs. Vickers by [ ] Ewing, envelope embossed Theodore B. Starr, New York

Clipping, [Toronto] ca 1940.
Concerns Agnes Strickland's Canadian connections.
Found in copy of her biography published in 1940.

Lock of hair: accompanied by l leaf of poems, unidentified.

Box 4

Lock of hair: Samuel Strickland Senr., Deceased Nov. 19th 1797 in the 81st year of his Age

Lock of hair: Thomas Strickland cut off the day of his decease May 18, 1818

Ring containing braided hair.
On shank: Henrietta Moodie [of] Melsetter, OB [14] Sep. 1806.
Attached to a locket containing a lock of hair on a fob with seal[?] engraved "Emma."


–Butler, Samuel. Hudibras in three parts, written in the time of the late wars .... London:
Printed for Joseph Wenman, 1781.
Title page of vol. 1 wanting.
J.W.Dunbar Moodie book-plate.
Bound with Nathaniel Cotton. Visions in verse for the entertainment and instruction of younger minds. A new edition. London: Printed for Joseph Wenman, 1781.

–Byron, George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th baron. Don Juan, complete: English bards, and Scotch reviewers ... London:
Printed for the proprietors of the English Classics, 1826.
J.W. Dunbar Moodie book plate

–Cruikshank, E.A. (Ernest Alexander).
Drummond's winter campaign, 1813.
2d ed. Revised and enlarged. Welland, Ont.:
Lundy's Lane Historical Society, 1900.

–Moodie, J.W.Dunbar (John Wedderburn Dunbar).
Scenes and adventures as a soldier and settler during half a century.
Montreal: John Lovell, 1866.

–Moodie, Susanna. Roughing it in the bush.
2nd ed., with additions. London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 2 vol.
Label: "Ethel R. Ewing original copy of My grandmothers Book".

–Mudie, Alexander. Scotiae indiculum or the present state of Scotland by A.M. Philopatris. London:
Printed for Jonathan Wilkins at the Star in Cheapside next Mercer's Chappel, 1682.
Adam Moodie written on title page.
J.W.Dunbar Moodie book-plate.
Signature on front free end paper: "Catherine M. Moodie Vickers 1878."
Ms. notes at beginning and end of volume on blank leaves.

–Pope-Hennessy, Una. Agnes Strickland: biographer of the queens of England, 1796-1874. London:
Chatto & Windus, 1940.
Inscribed: "Ethel Rosina Ewing 1940 Grand-Niece of Agnes."
Clipping "Great woman writer had Canadian tie" [ca 1940] was tipped in (see Memorabilia series).

–Strickland, Agnes. Lives of the Queens of England.
Vol. 9 only. Lacks title-page.

–Strickland, Agnes. The Seven ages of woman and other poems. London: Hurst, Chance & Co., 1827.
Book plate of Thomas Traill, Westove
Inscribed: "To Thos. Traill Esqr As a slight offering of sisterly regard From the Author. Reydon House Suffolk May 13th 1832."

–Strickland, Jane Margaret. Life of Agnes Strickland. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1887.
Inscribed: "Bought at Southhampton 1924. Ethel Rosina Ewing Great Niece of Agnes Strickland."
Included photos of Jane's grave and of Park Lane Cottage (see Painting and photographs series.)

–Traill, Catharine Parr. The Backwoods of Canada: being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer ....
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1929.
Inscribed: "E.R. Ewing"

–Traill, H.D. (Henry Duff). William the third. London:
Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1911. (Twelve English statesmen).
Includes clippings about William the third.

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