Errington, Catharine Parr Traill, Mary Alice Downie, Barbara Robertson and Elizabeth Jane
Mary Alice Downie has written and edited twenty-eight books for children and adults. Her many books include And Some Brought Flowers with Mary Hamilton, and The Well-Filled Cupboard with Barbara Robertson. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. Barbara Robertson earned degrees in history from the University of Toronto and Queen's University. She was also the author of Wilfrid Laurier and co-editor of Ottawa at War. Elizabeth Jane Errington is currently dean of arts at the Royal Military College and also teaches at Queen's University. Her research interests centre on life in nineteenth-century Upper Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. Catharine Parr Traill, sister of Agnes Strickland and Susanna Moodie, settled near Peterborough Ontario in 1832. She felt that the hours spent gathering the pebbles and pearls from her notebooks and journals written in the backwoods of Canada was not time wasted.