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IntroductionBanner: Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill

Susanna Moodie Collection
Mg 29, D 100

National Archives of Canada


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Container & File File Title Date(s)
    MANUSCRIPTS/PUBLICATIONS  
       
1 1 Susanna Moodie Bound Volume (Photocopies) n.d.
    - The British Queen  
    - The Nautical Philosophers - A sketch from life  
    - The Well in the Wilderness - A tale of the prairie  
    - Education The True Wealth of the World  
    - To Absent Friends  

    CORRESPONDENCE  
         
1 2 Mrs. Gandes [18- ]
    (from) (date)  
         
    Charlotte Strickland Taylor
- writes on behalf of her father; encloses gift of money; leaving for England with grandmother and brother; gives her English address
16 May [18- ]  
         
1 3 McMurrich, Prof. James Playfair n.d, 1896-1897
    (from) (date)  
         
    Catharine Parr Traill
- apologizes for not enclosing the table of contents and title page; blames her forgetfulness on old age
n.d.  
    A. W. Vickers
- telegram advising of the death of Katie's father
11 March 1896  
    Catherine Moodie Vickers
- family affairs; advice on clothing; Willie's wedding date not fixed
5 Nov. 1897  
         
1 4 McMurrich, Katie Vickers n.d., 1883-1904
    (from) (date)  
         
    Mrs. John McMurrich
- sympathy on the death of her infant son; tries to comfort her; domestic life
26 Feb.  
    Mrs. John McMurrich
- visit with Mrs. Dickinson; leaving for Orchard Beach; family activities
7 Aug.  
    Mrs. John McMurrich
- family activities
24 Aug.  
    Mrs. John McMurrich
- family matters; behaviour of Jean's baby; Mrs. Aitken's visit; vacation at Orchard Beach
1 Aug. 1883  
    Mrs. John McMurrich
- apologizes for not writing sooner; housecleaning; forthcoming marriage of Jack and Kitty; advises James not to throw out his papers
15 Jan. 1886  
    Catherine Moodie Vickers
- description of the death of her husband
11 March 1896  
    Catherine Moodie Vickers
- 43rd birthday wishes; mention of strikes upsetting everything; description of Katie as child
28 June 1903  
    Catherine Moodie Vickers
- encloses draft of $500 for her share of a lot; family affairs
30 June 1904  
    Catherine Moodie Vickers
- able to obtain domestic help for $20.00 per month
21 Aug. 1904  
         
1 5 McMurrich, Kathleen n.d.
    (from) (date)  
         
    Rosa ?
- family health and affairs
n.d.  
         
1 6 Moodie, John W. Dunbar 1860  
    (from) (date)  
         
    [Donald] Moodie
- South African matters; death of his daughter at 34 years
6 Feb. 1860  
         
1 7 Moodie, Susanna Strickland n.d., 1828-1870
    (from) (date)  
         
    Agnes Strickland
- letter on sheet with the Scottish musical air "Ye Banks & Braes"; travel too expensive to go to Scotland
28 April  
    Thomas Pringle
- enclosing a copy of Friendship's Offering and £1.1.; her verse appears in the book
20 Oct. 1828  
    Thomas Pringle
- receipt of letter and packet; advice on her ms. Curate's Daughter; less didactic, more entertaining; advises against becoming a lady's companion; mutual acquaintances
26 May 1829  
    Agnes Strickland
- delight at hearing of Agnes' marriage; comments on early marriage; hope to complete the lives of the Stuarts in the near future; failure of several banks
1870  
         
1 8 Vickers, Catherine Moodie 1837-1888
    (from) (date)  
         
    Sarah S. Childs
- sending another parcel which she hopes will reach her; sending a work bag because it is essential to know how to sew and to read; cautions that it is not a toy; must help her mother
21 May 1837  
    S. E. Conger
- inability to obtain homespun; enclosing some nuts and sweets for her brothers and sisters; sending old copper coins to Johnny
15 Dec. 1865  
    Susanna Moodie
- declines invitation to her granddaughter's wedding; family news; feeling the effects of growing old; thoughts on the aging process
5 Sept. 1882  
    Catharine Parr Traill
- offers remedy to cure aches and pains; Canada, a poor market for literature; finds the mechanical aspect of writing difficult; has several articles that could be ready soon; writing steadily
2 Sept. 1888  
         
1 9 Friend (probably James McMurrich) [1888]
    (from) (date)  
         
    Catharine Parr Traill
- fragment, suggesting several titles for her mss.; on the back is written "Pearls and Pebbles"
[1888]  
       
1 10 Unidentified n.d.
    ?
- fragment of a letter (?); quotes from another letter, probably written by Susanna Moodie to her sister Sarah; explains how John won a prize offered by the Caledonian Society of Montreal in 1865
 

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