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Susanna Moodie 1803-1885

Susanna Moodie

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Susanna Moodie Susanna Moodie 1803-1885

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The City of Belleville
In front of Susanna Moodie Cottage
at 114 Bridge Street West at Sinclair Street

Coordinates: N 44 09.689 W 77 23.604


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Plaque Text

Born in England, Mrs. Moodie immigrated to Upper Canada with her husband in 1832. They farmed near Cobourg for two years then moved to the wooded Rice Lake area near the frontier of the colony before settling in the more urban environment of Belleville in 1840. Member of a noted literary family, she became a leading author of the pre-Confederation period and her poems and short stories appeared in journals in Canada and England. Her two autobiographical books, Roughing it in the Bush (1852) and Life in the Clearings (1853), have become Canadian classics.

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Susanna Moodie 1803-1885
Catharine Parr Traill 1802-1899
Colonel Samuel Strickland 1804-1867



Belleville Plaques

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