Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe

Standard Name: Simcoe, Elizabeth Postuma
Birth Name: Elizabeth Postuma Gwillim
Indexed Name: Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe
Self-constructed Name: Mrs John Graves Simcoe
EPS was a diarist and letter-writer whose opportunities as an early traveller and reporter in Canada at the end of the eighteenth century have made her writing remembered.


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Friends, Associates Joanna Baillie
On 11 May 1812 Henry Crabb Robinson recorded in his diary meeting JB and other women writers on a visit to Miss Benjers (Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger ). In his account of this pleasant evening...
Textual Production Sarah Green
This was said only to be Corrected and Revised by an Author of Celebrity; but SG was identified as this author on a later title-page. The Carthusian Friar was also published by Minerva Press


17 September 1792: When the legislature of Upper Canada first...

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17 September 1792

When the legislature of Upper Canada first met, at Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake), the Lieutenant-Governor,John Graves Simcoe proposed a method for ending slavery in the colony.


Simcoe, Elizabeth Postuma. Mrs Simcoe’s Diary. Editor Innis, Mary Quayle, Macmillan, 1965.
Simcoe, Elizabeth Postuma. The Diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe: wife of the first lieutenant-governor of the province of Upper Canada, 1792-6. Editor Robertson, John Ross, W. Briggs, 1911.