Moodie, Susanna (F)

b. 6 December 1803. d. 11 April 1885. Nationality: Anglo-Canadian. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, short fiction writer, children’s author. Alternative signature: “Miss Susannah Strickland.” Née Strickland. Sister of Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland. Born in Suffolk, England, and emigrated to Canada in 1832, after marrying John Wedderburn Dunbar Moodie on 4 April 1831. Frequent contributor to a range of literary annuals. Campaigned for abolition, writing pamphlets for the Anti-Slavery Society as well as editing two memoirs of former slaves. Author of poetry volumes *Patriotic Songs* (1830, co-authored with her sister Agnes) and *Enthusiasm, and Other Poems* (1831). Contributed to Toronto’s *The Palladium* and Montreal’s *Literary Garland*, and with her husband briefly edited *The Victoria Magazine* (1847-1848), based in Belleville. Her memoir *Roughing It in the Bush* (1852), based on her pioneer experience, is a major early work of Canadian literature. Biographical information: *DCB*, *Orlando*. (SP, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Rover’s Farewell to His Mistress 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15597
Love and Ambition 1831 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15697
Winter Calling up His Legions 1831 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15719
Joy 1841-01-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5246