Studies of Plant Life in Canada

Studies of Plant Life in Canada

This mode of studying out the life histories of these interesting plants is now extensively practiced by ... The culture of ferns has for many years past attracted the attention of Canadian ladies of taste , but it has chiefly been ...

Author: Catherine Parr Strickland Traill

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510002266590

Category: Botany

Page: 288

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Divided into four parts: The wild, or native flowers, Flowering shrubs, Forest trees, and Ferns.
Categories: Botany

Studies of Plant Life in Canada Wild Flowers Flowering Shrubs and Grasses

Studies of Plant Life in Canada  Wild Flowers  Flowering Shrubs  and Grasses

In studying the habits of this and the next species of the genus Dicentra, I have noticed some peculiarities of growth in these interesting plants which appear to have escaped the attention of the more learned botanical writers.

Author: Catharine Parr Traill

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547187851

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Grasses" by Catharine Parr Traill. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Categories: Nature

Re dis covering Our Foremothers

Re dis covering Our Foremothers

Critical botany had become rigorously exclusive by the time Traill's Studies of Plant Life in Canada appeared. In Science, God, and Nature in Victorian Canada, Carl Berger accurately describes Traill's Studies of Plant Life in Canada as ...

Author: Lorraine McMullen

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776601977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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The modern literary searchlight has flushed out Canada’s long neglected nineteenth century female writers. New critical approaches are advocated and others are encouraged to take on the difficulties – and rewards – of research into the lives of our foremothers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mapping with Words

Mapping with Words

18 As important as it was for her to document Canada's native vegetation, her ultimate object seems to have been to ... Like Sir Walter Scott, whose words she quotes in Studies of Plant Life in Canada, she invites us to “[h]ie to haunts ...

Author: Sarah Wylie Krotz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781442622265

Category: History

Page: 267

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Mapping with Words re-conceptualizes early Canadian settler writing as literary cartography. Examining the multitude of ways in which writers expanded the work of mapmakers, it offers fresh readings of both familiar and obscure texts from the nineteenth century.
Categories: History

A Little Book of Canadian Essays

A Little Book of Canadian Essays

In 1869 she wrote the letterpress for a book on Canadian Wild Flowers, the illustrations of which were done by her niece, Mrs. FitzGibbon (afterwards Mrs. Chamberlain); and in 1884 she published Studies of Plant Life in Canada, ...

Author: Lawrence J. Burpee

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547108085

Category: Fiction

Page: 51

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A Little Book of Canadian Essays" by Lawrence J. Burpee. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Categories: Fiction

Women Collecting and Cultures Beyond Europe

Women  Collecting  and Cultures Beyond Europe

According to Sara Eaton, Traill wanted her plant book to be 'open to all ... something like White's Selborne is in England' (qtd. in Eaton, 109). In her Preface to Studies of Plant Life in Canada, an expanded version of Canadian Wild ...

Author: Arlene Leis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000781519

Category: Art

Page: 323

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This book examines collecting around the world and how women have participated in and formed collections globally. The edited volume builds on recent research and offers a wider lens through which to examine and challenge women’s collecting histories. Spanning from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first (although not organized chronologically) the research herein extends beyond European geographies and across time periods; it brings to light new research on how artificiallia and naturallia were collected, transported, exchanged, and/or displayed beyond Europe. Women, Collecting and Cultures Beyond Europe considers collections as points of contact that forged transcultural connections and knowledge exchange. Some authors focus mainly on collectors and what was collected, while others consider taxonomies, travel, patterns of consumption, migration, markets, and the after life of things. In its broad and interdisciplinary approach, this book amplifies women’s voices, and aims to position their collecting practices toward new transcultural directions, including women’s relation to distinct cultures, customs, and beliefs as well as exposing the challenges women faced when carving a place for themselves within global networks. This study will be of interest to scholars working in collections and collecting, conservation, museum studies, art history, women’s studies, material and visual cultures, Indigenous studies, textile histories, global studies, history of science, social and cultural histories.
Categories: Art

Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists

Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists

Her two major scientific works, representative of her long- term field studies, were The Canadian Wildflowers (1868), illustrated by Agnes FitzGibbon, and Studies of Plant Life in Canada, or Gleanings from Forest, Lake and Plain (1885).

Author: Craig K. Harris

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313230479

Category: Science

Page: 937

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Provides personal and professional information on some 445 naturalists and environmentalists.
Categories: Science

I m Not Myself at All

I m Not Myself at All

10 There is currently no panoramic overview of women and botany in Canada, but a sense of the breadth of these ... 14 Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon Chamberlin also illustrated her aunt's Studies of Plant Life in Canada (1885).

Author: Kristina Huneault

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773554030

Category: Art

Page: 401

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Notions of identity have long structured women’s art. Dynamics of race, class, and gender have shaped the production of artworks and oriented their subsequent reassessments. Arguably, this is especially true of art by women, and of the socially engaged criticism that addresses it. If identity has been a problem in women’s art, however, is more identity the solution? In this study of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art in Canada, Kristina Huneault offers a meditation on the strictures of identity and an exploration of forces that unsettle and realign the self. Looking closely at individual artists and works, Huneault combines formal analysis with archival research and philosophical inquiry, building nuanced readings of objects that range from the canonical to the largely unknown. Whether in miniature portraits or genre paintings, botanical drawings or baskets, women artists reckoned with constraints that limited understandings of themselves and others. They also forged creative alternatives. At times identity features in women’s artistic work as a failed project; at other times it marks a boundary beyond which they were able to expand, explore, and exult. Bringing together settler and indigenous forms of cultural expression and foregrounding the importance of colonialism within the development of art in Canada, I’m Not Myself at All observes and reactivates historical art by women and prompts readers to consider what a less restrictive conceptualization of selfhood might bring to current patterns of cultural analysis.
Categories: Art

Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

For the remainder of her widowhood, Traill drew on colonial Canada for popular works— Canadian Wildflowers (1868) and Studies of Plant Life in Canada: or, Gleanings from Forest, Lake and Plain (1885). In the latter, she extols the ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438119069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 481

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Examines the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, including more than 200 entries on writers, classic works, themes, and concepts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Catharine Parr Traill s The Female Emigrant s Guide

Catharine Parr Traill   s The Female Emigrant   s Guide

167 Woodhead, Early Canadian Gardening, 217; Plaisted, “Corn,” 1:343. 168 Traill, Canadian Crusoes, 125–9. 169 Traill, Studies of Plant Life in Canada, 104. 170 Traill, Pearls and Pebbles, 128. 171 Catherine Bell Van Norman, ...

Author: Nathalie Cooke

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773549326

Category: Cooking

Page: 556

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What did you eat for dinner today? Did you make your own cheese? Butcher your own pig? Collect your own eggs? Drink your own home-brewed beer? Shanty bread leavened with hops-yeast, venison and wild rice stew, gingerbread cake with maple sauce, and dandelion coffee – this was an ordinary backwoods meal in Victorian-era Canada. Originally published in 1855, Catharine Parr Traill’s classic The Female Emigrant’s Guide, with its admirable recipes, candid advice, and astute observations about local food sourcing, offers an intimate glimpse into the daily domestic and seasonal routines of settler life. This toolkit for historical cookery, redesigned and annotated in an edition for use in contemporary kitchens, provides readers with the resources to actively use and experiment with recipes from the original Guide. Containing modernized recipes, a measurement conversion chart, and an extensive glossary, this volume also includes discussions of cooking conventions, terms, techniques, and ingredients that contextualize the social attitudes, expectations, and challenges of Traill’s world and the emigrant experience. In a distinctive and witty voice expressing her can-do attitude, Catharine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide unlocks a wealth of information on historical foodways and culinary exploration.
Categories: Cooking