of nineteenth century Canada.
Traill also published a number of stories for children; the best of these incorporate her scientific observations. Characteristically, she wrote: Nothing that exists in the animal, vegetable or mineral world is unworthy of our attention.
, sister of the writers
, is best known for her naturalist writing about nineteenth-century Upper Canada. She was a letter-writer widely respected and eventually rewarded for her skills in botany. Commenting on
's outpouring of practical advice to female settlers, contemporary critic
dubs her the