INNIS, Mary Quayle

Mary Quayle Innis (1899-1972) was the author of several books and the dean of woman at University College, University of Toronto. She was married to economics historian, Harold A. Innis.

Mrs. Simcoe's Diary is about Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe (1766-1850), the wife of John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. Her diary, describing Canada from 1791 to 1796, is a history of her era written largely while she was seated in canoes and bateaux. Mrs. Simcoe met explorer Alexander Mackenzie and Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant. She took interest in First Nations people, the social customs of the early settlers, and the flora and fauna.

Author of:

Mrs. Simcoe's Diary (Dundurn Press, 2007) 9781550027686
An Economic History of Canada
Travellers West (Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1956)

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