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IntroductionBanner: Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill

Traill Family Collection
MG 29, D 81

National Archives of Canada


Manuscripts and Printed Works

Traill, Catharine Parr - Manuscripts (cont'd)
Container File Page(s) File Title Dates
3104155-4170Ms. Fragment and Transcript: "A Visit to the Indians' Summer Camp"[c.1850]
3114171-4196Ms.: "Bush Weddings and Wooings"[c.1850]
3124197-4238Mss.: Short Stories for Children[c.1850]
3134239-4244Ms. Draft Fragments: The Canadian Crusoes or Lost in the Backwoods[c.1850]
3144245-4253Ms.: "The Rice Lake and Its Shores"[c.1850]
3154254-4257Ms. Draft: "The Canadian Forest and Its Dependants"[c.1850 and c.1880?]
   - signed 
3164258-4265Ms. Fragment: Concerning Collingwood Wilkinson and His Manuscript "Little Barbara"[c.1855]
3174266-4365Ms.: "Philip Harding or Mother's Love"[c.1855]
   - signed both "Mrs. Muchall" and "Sarah Saville" in C.P.T.'s hand- see also "Lost and Found" 
3184366-4430Ms. Transcript: "Lost and Found"n.d.
   - transcript by [?], annotated by C.P.T.- see also "Philip Harding - or Mother's Love" 
3194431-4436Ms. Fragments: "Rose Vernon"[c.1855]
   - unfinished- see also Journal 1831-1895 
3204437-4540Ms. Draft Fragments: "The United Empire Loyalists"c.1856-c.1880
   - unfinished (see vol. 9 for additional pages 13661-13662) 
3214541-4550Ms. Transcript: "April and April Flowers"pre: 1859
   - transcript by Thomas Traill, annotated by C.P.T.- including manuscript draft fragment for "Little English Gardeners", published in Vick's Magazine, March 1885 
3224551-4559[Traill, Catharine Parr - Transcript]: "Canadian Lumberers"pre: 1859
   - transcript by Thomas Traill 
3234560-4581Ms. Transcript: "Female Servants in the Bush"pre: 1859
   - transcript by Thomas Traill- published in Sharpe's Magazine 
3244582-4653Ms. Transcript Fragment: "Pat Connor and His Masters"pre: 1859
   - transcript by Thomas Traill annotated by C.P.T.- published in Sharpe's Magazine 
3254654-4717Ms. Draft Fragments: "Pastor Alphery or the Cross Without the Crown"[c.1860]-[c.1880]
   - unfinished, signed 
3264718-4814Ms. and Fragment: "The Scotch Settlers"[c.1860]-[c.1880]
3274815-4836Notes: Concerning Indians[c.1860?-c.1890]
3284837-4854Mss.: Poems1864-[c.1890]
   - some signed 
3294855-4903Mss.: On the Emigrant Labourer's Prospects in Canada[c.1869]
   - [for the Settler's Guide, or published in The Canadian Monthly]- including some journal entries for 1868-1869 
3304904-4905Ms. Fragment: "The Canadian Flower Gatherer"[c.1870?]
   - signed 
3314906-4938Ms. Fragments: "Tom Nixon's Forest Home"[c.1870?]
   - unfinished 
3324939-4986Notes: Concerning Natural Phenomena, and other subjects[c.1870], [c.1895]
3334987-5095Notes: Concerning Religious Subjects[c.1870]-[c.1895]
415096-5097Ms. Draft Fragment: "The Old Log House"[c.1875?]
   - signed 
425098-5155Ms. Draft Fragments: The Sparrow Family of Pater Familias, and Ned Saunders and Billy, London Street Urchins who Emigrate to Canadac.1879
   - unpublished 
435156-5170Ms. Draft Fragments: Concerning Canada and U.S., and United Empire Loyalists[c.1880]
445171-5178Ms. Draft: "Something Gathers Up the Fragments"[c.1880]
   - [published in Vick's Magazine?]- used in Pearls and Pebbles 
455179-5393Ms. Drafts and Fragments: Mrs. Marjory Pye's History of The Birds of Canada[c.1880]-1899
   - unpublished 
465394-5407Ms. Draft Fragment: "Shell Lake Farm - The Batchelors (sic) Home"c.1882
   - for Our Prairie Home (an unfinished manuscript) 
475408-5455Ms.: "A Few Words in Behalf - Female Evangelists"[c.1885]
485456-5457Ms. Draft Fragment: "Little English Gardeners"c.1885
   - published in Vick's Magazine, March and April 1885 
495458-5472[Traill, Catharine Parr - Mss. and Transcript Fragment]: "Guard Well Your Thoughts"[c.1885]-[c.1890]
   - [transcripts by Mary Muchall - or, perhaps this is the work of Mary Muchall, and the transcripts are by C.P.T.] - signed by both Mary Muchall and C.P.T. 
4105473-5488Ms. Fragment: Concerning Orphan Priscac.1886
4115489-5709Ms. Draft Fragments: The Children of Lonely Lakec.1889
   - unpublished 
4125710-5714Ms.: "A Wise Judge"[c.1890]
   - [published in Harper's "Young People"?] 
4135715-5722Ms. and Draft: "Only a Little Drop of Water"[c.1890]
4145723-5750Ms.: "A Remarkable Dream"1890 or 1891
4155751-5767Notes: Concerning Birds[c.1895]
   - for Mrs. Marjory Pye's History of the Birds of Canada or Pearls and Pebbles 
4165768-5770Ms.: Petition for Jane Naughan[c.1895]
4175771-5781Ms. Draft Fragments: "The Island Grave"c.1895
   - published as "The Indian Maiden's Grave" in The Canadian Magazine, 1895, vol. IV, no. 3 
4185782-5828(anchor 34) Settler's Guide: Ms. Drafts and Fragments, including pages from The Female Emigrant's Guide, 1855[c.1880?]
4195829-6213Settler's Guide: Pages from The Female Emigrant's Guide, 1855 and The Canadian Housekeeper's Guide, 1862 with revisions in C.P.T.'s hand, including some rearrangement of text, additional recipes, notes and a version of "Graves of the Emigrants"(see vol. 9 for additional pages 13663-13666 of etchings)[c.1880?]
4206214-6220Settler's Guide: Ms. Fragments and Notes[c.1860?-c.1880?]
4216221-6252Settler's Guide: Ms. and Draft Fragments[c.1880]
422 Settler's Guide: Misc. Ms. Recipes 
4236253-6498 Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Ms. Draft Fragments[c.1860?-c.1875?]
4246499-6573Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Ms. Draft Fragments[c.1875?]
4256574-6581Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Ms. Draft Fragments of Introduction n.d., 1876
4266582-6603Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Ms. Draft Fragments[c.1885]
4276604-6612Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Notes - lists of Mottoesn.d.
4286613-6619Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Ms. Draft of Introduction to American editionn.d.
4296620-6759Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Printers Proofs with revisions in C.P.T.'s hand - including pages 149-273 inclusive and plates V and IX - text is identical to that of the 1885 edition but plates are different - none of the revisions are reflected in the 1906 edition - also including pages 86-93 inclusive of an unidentified botanical work of another author 
4306760-6779Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Notes on Fragrant Native Plants - [for Studies of Plant Life in Canada?][c.1860?], [c.1880?]
4316780-6845Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Ms. Draft Fragments concerning plant life - [for a new edition of Plant Life in Canada, or a children's book on nature?][c.1888-c.1898]
   Pearls and Pebbles: (with the exception of those otherwise indicated, most manuscripts were probably written c.1894) 
4326846-6859Pearls and Pebbles: Ms.: "Memories of May" - partly a transcription by [Thomas Traill]. Edited and published as "Pleasant Days of My Childhood"pre: 1859
4336860-6863Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Draft: "Sunset and Sunrise on Lake Ontario: a Reminiscence" 
4346864-6898Pearls and Pebbles: Mss. Drafts and Draft Fragments: "Memories of a May Morning" - 1 fragment [1870's]; and "Another May Morning."n.d., [1870's]
4356899-6923Pearls and Pebbles: Mss. Drafts and Draft Fragments: "More About My Feathered Friends" and "Notes from My Old Diary"; also "The Guernsey Lily" - material for P. & P. but not used 
4366924-6929Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Drafts: "The English Sparrow: a Defence" 
516930-6945Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Drafts: "The Spider" 
526946-6950Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Draft: "Prospecting, and What I Found in My Digging" 
536951-6973Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Draft Fragment: "In the Canadian Woods" 
546974-6982Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Draft Fragments: "On the Island of Minnewawa"n.d., 1893
   - 1 fragment dated 1893 
55 6983-7014Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Drafts: "The Children of the Forest" [c.1885-1890]
56 7015-7039Pearls and Pebbles: Mss. Drafts and Draft Fragments: "Thoughts on Vegetable Instinct" and "Some Varieties of Pollen" 
57 7040-7046Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Draft Fragments: "Some Curious Plants" and "Indian Grass" 
58 7047-7060Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Draft and Draft Fragments: "Mosses and Lichens." 
59 7061-7066Pearls and Pebbles: Mss. Drafts: "The Indian Moss-bag." 
5107067-7099Pearls and Pebbles: Mss. Drafts and Draft Fragments: "Something Gathers Up the Fragments" - also "Oak Openings" and "A List of Our Fragrant Plants" - material for P. & P. but not used 
5117100-7123Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Notebook: Containing Drafts for Pearls and Pebbles[1880's]
   (a) "Notes for Naturalists" - see "Notes From My Old Diary" 
   (b) "Mosses and Lichens" - see "Mosses and Lichens" 
   (c) "Summer in the Forest" - see "In the Canadian Woods" 
   (d) "The Mosses" - see "Mosses and Lichens" 
   (e) "Our Lichens" - see "Mosses and Lichens" 
   (f) "Motto for The Wild Clematis - 'Travellers Joy'"- not used in P. & P. 
5127124-7179Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Notebook: Containing Preliminary Notes for Pearls and Pebblesc.1885
   (a) "Notes from Evelyn's Silva" 
   (b) "of the existence of flowers with the fructificating organs in the Cryptogamous Order of Plants" 
    (c) "Of the Pollen or fertilizing dust of the Cone bearing trees and others" - see "Some Varieties of Pollen" 
   (d) "Note to The Rowan Tree" 
   (e) "Extract from A Folk Lore of British Plants" 
   (f) "Notes Respecting Some English Forest Trees" 
   (g) "Notes from Col. Stricklands 27 Years in Canada" 
   (h) "The Canadian Forest" - see "In the Canadian Woods" 
   (i) "The Forest on Fire" 
   (j) "Prof. Drummonds Natural Life in the Spiritual World" 
   (k) "Thoughts - From Light to Life" 
   (l) "A few thoughts on the Glacial period" 
   (m) "Mottoes and verses from Owen Meredith" - see "Our Native Grasses" 
   (n) A question of religious nature 
   (o) List of writings 
   (p) Note on vegetable instinct - see "Thoughts on Vegetable Instinct" 
   (q) "Reflections" 
   (r) "List of Articles for a new book", annotated "The Canadian Sketch Book" - eventually Pearls and Pebbles 
5127124-7179Pearls and Pebbles: Ms. Notebook: Containing Preliminary Notes for Pearls and Pebbles (cont'd)c.1885
   (s) "The great eared Cat Owl" - see "Notes from My Old Diary" 
   (t) Note on fishing 
   (Starting from end of notebook:) 
   (u) "List of Money Paid for 'Studies of Plant Life'" 
   (v) "Too good to be lost from Grand Forks Dakota" 
   (w) Copy of letter from Mrs. Russell Stephenson, April 1, 1885 
   (x) "Lines from Byrons Child (sic) Harold" 
5137180-7345Pearls and Pebbles: Mss. and some transcripts annotated by C.P.T.: Material for Pearls and Pebbles not used 
   (a) note on Mungo Park - see "Mosses and Lichens" [1870's or 1880's] 
   (b) "The Queen of the Lakes" 
   (c) note on heraldry 
   (d) "A Description of The Great Beverley Oak" by Samuel Strickland, transcribed by C.P.T. and note on The Cavaliers' Oak 
    (e) "Poisonous rank - smelling weeds" 
   (f) lines written by an American schoolgirl 
   (g) "Maternal Instinct illustrated by an anecdote of a little red squirrel" 
   (h) "Everlasting Flowers" + note on the Fleur de lis 
   (i) "On Extracts from Arctic Explorations by D.E. Kane" 
   (j) "Rock Ferns from Athabasca" and "Song of the Voyageur on the Red River" 
   (k) "Trees and their teachings" 
   (l) "Heraldic mottoes - early draft [1870's] 
   (m) "Resurrection Plants" 
   (n) "The life of an old Fisherman" 
   (o) "Something About Fishing with a brief life of an old Fisherman" 
   (p) "The Climate of our Globe" 
   (q) "A Mid-Summers Day's Dream" 
   (r) "A Chapter on Odd Dogs" 
5147346-7360Pearls and Pebbles: Notes for  
5157361-7362Pearls and Pebbles: List of Contents for, in E.S. Caswell's hand 
5167363-7446Pearls and Pebbles: Typescripts with annotations and corrections in the hands of Mary Agnes FitzGibbon and E.S. Caswell: 
   (a) List of Contents 
   (b) "Pleasant days of my Childhood" 
   (c) "Sunset and Sunrise on Lake Ontario - a reminiscence" 
   (d) "Another May Morning" 
   (e) "More about my feathered friends" 
   (f) "The English Sparrows: a Defence" 
   (g) "notes from my Old Diary" 
   (h) "The Spider" 
   (i) "Prospecting, and what I found in my Digging" 
   (j) ""The Robin and the Mirror" 
   (k) "In the Canadian Woods" (page 57 missing) 
5177447-7514Pearls and Pebbles: Typescripts with annotations and corrections in the hands of Mary Agnes FitzGibbon and E.S. Caswell, continued: 
     (l) "The First Death in the Clearing" 
   (m) "Alone in the Forest" 
     (n) "Thoughts on Vegetable Instinct" 
   (o) "Some Curious Plants 
   (p) "Some Varieties of Pollen" 
   (q) "The Cranberry Marsh" 
   (r) "Our Native Grasses" 
   (s) "Indian Grass" 
   (t) "Mosses and Lichens" 
   (u) "The Indian Moss-bag" 
   (v) "Something Gathers up the Fragments" 
   (w) "On the Island of Minn-wa-wa" 
   (x) "The Children of the Forest" 
   Cot and Cradle Stories: (All mss. are identified by their titles at publication, when applicable, and not necessarily by the titles appearing on the mss. Most mss., unless otherwise indicated, were probably written c.1893 
5187515-7535Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. and Draft Fragment: "The Queen Bees" 
5197536-7562Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. and Draft Fragments: "Betty Holt's Story" 
5207563-7585Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. and Draft: "The Five Little Gardeners" - draftc.1892
5217586-7610Cot and Cradle Stories: Mss. Drafts: "Katie's Secret." 
5227611-7657Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. and Draft: "Midge, the Field Mouse, and her Family." 
5237658-7670Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms.: "What the Grey Parrot Said and Did" 
5247671-7698Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms.: Tat and Tit: the Ground Squirrels of Minniwawa" 
5257699-7714Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. Drafts: "Tat and Tit: the Ground Squirrels of Minniwawa" and "Further Adventures of Tat and Tit." 
5267715-7732Cot and Cradle Stories: Mss. Draft Fragments: "The Pet Bantams" - some fragments 1894n.d., 1894
5277733-7743Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms.: "The Lofty and the Lowly, or the Oak and and its Dependents." 
5287744-7775Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms.: "Further Adventures of Tat and Tit" 
5297776-7789Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms.: "Dame Partlett and Mrs. Dorking" 
5307790-7803Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms.: "The Wrens of Westove" 
5317804-7822Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. and Draft Fragment: "Rich Relations and Poor Ones." 
5327823-7860Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. and Draft: "The Little Builders." 
5337861-7896Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. Draft and Draft Fragments: "The Swiss Herd Boy and His Alpine Mouse" [c.1860]
5347897-7974Cot and Cradle Stories: Ms. Draft: "The Swiss Herd Boy and His Alpine Mouse"c.1860, 1892, 1895
5357975-8066Cot and Cradle Stories: Mss.: Material not used1895
   (a) "A Little Help is worth a Deal of Pity" - 2 mss. 
   (b) "Katie's Cats" 
   (c) "Another of Betty Holts Stories - A Story without an End" - ms. and fragments 
   (d) "The Traveller and The Rain Doctor, or Answered Prayer" 
   (e) "Jamie and the Humming-Birds" 
   (f) "Return of the Young Wrens" 
   (g) "More Words about Tat and Tit" - 1 ms. 1894, and fragments 
5368067-8076Cot and Cradle Stories: Notes for 1895
5378077-8184Cot and Cradle Stories: Typescripts with annotations and corrections by E.S. Caswell: 
   (a) "Betty Holt's Story" 
   (b) "The Five Little Gardeners" 
   (c) "A Garden Party" 
   (d) "Katie's Secret" 
   (e) "Midge the Field Mouse and her Family" 
   (f) "What the Grey Parrot Said and Did" 
   (g) "Tat and Tit the Ground Squirrels of Minniwawa" 
   (h) "The Little Builders" 
   (i) "The Pet Bantams" 
   (j) ""The Lofty and the Lowly or The Oak and its Dependents" 
   (k) "Mrs. Fly trap and Daddy Longlegs" 
   (l) "Further Adventures of Tat and Tit" 
   (m) "Dame Partlett and Mrs. Dorking" 
   (n) "Mrs. Margery Pye or Prating Unpunished" 
   (o) "The Wrens of Westove" 
   (p) "Rich Relations and Poor Ones" 
   (q) "The Stolen Voyage" (page 97 missing) 
   (r) "The Swiss Herd-boy and his Alpine Mouse" 
5388185-8218 Memoirs: Ms. Reminiscences of Agnes Stricklandc.1875
5398219-8267Memoirs: Ms. Transcript by [Katie Traill?] with annotations in C.P.T.'s hand: "Memorials of our Ancestors", and "Our Grandmother's Stories" 1893, and [1893]; Typescript by Samuel G. Strickland with annotations in C.P.T.'s hand of Ms.: "Historical and Genealogical Notes of the Strickland Family" 18951893, 1895
5408268-8359Memoirs: Ms. Transcript by [Katie Traill?] with annotations in C.P.T.'s hand: "A Family Chronicle."1844, 1888
5418360-8405Memoirs: Mss. Draft Fragments: Reminiscences of Stowe House[c.1880]-[c.1890]
5428406-8467Memoirs: Ms., and Transcript by [Katie Traill?] with annotations in C.P.T.'s hand: Reminiscences of Reydon Hall[c.1880], 1894
618458-8566Memoirs: Mss. Draft Fragments and Transcript by [Katie Traill?] with annotations in C.P.T.'s hand: Reminiscences of the Strickland Family. For Mary Agnes FitzGibbon's biographical sketch of C.P.T. in Pearls and Pebblesc.1888-1894
628567-8637Memoirs: Mss. Draft Fragments and Transcript by [Katie Traill?] with annotations in C.P.T.'s hand: Reminiscences of C.P.T.'s Pioneer Daysc.1850, 1884-1898
638638-8763Memoirs: Ms. Fragment: "Under the Pines"[1880's]
648764-8773Memoirs: Mss.: [Notes for "Under the Pines"?][1880's]
658774-8851Memoirs: Mss. Draft Fragments: "A Retrospect of Old Times by an Aged Head" and other accounts of Pioneer Days[c.1890]-1899
66 8852-8893Memoirs: Typescripts: "Reminiscences of an old house and the early home of our childhood 'Stowe House' near Bungay, Suffolk," "Some reminiscences of the life of Mrs. C.P. Traill, written by herself" and notes on pioneer life in Canada 
678894-8945Miscellaneous Ms. Fragments, Transcripts and Notesn.d.
688946-8982Notes and Lists re: Publicationsn.d.
699267-9287Typescript [Transcripts]n.d.
   - including "Preface to Widows of Hunters Creek", "The Highland Widow's Lament", "The Two Widows of Hunter's Creek" and "An Account of a visit to the mill at the Rapids now Young's Point" - made by [?] 


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