LEFEVRE, Lily Alice

Author Tags: 1850-1900, Poetry, Women

Lily Alice (ne้ Cooke or Cook) Lefevre was a patron of the arts in Vancouver and a founder of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Well-known as an aristocratic hostess in emerging Vancouver, Lefevre wrote The Lions' Gate and Other Verses (Province Publishing, 1895). Printed in Victoria, it is probably the earliest collection of poetry published in B.C. by a woman. It was re-published with photos in 1903, then republished for Vancouver's Jubilee celebrations in 1936.

Lefevre qualifies as the second female author who lived in B.C. after Althea Moody had a book published anonymously in London in 1894.


The Lions' Gate and Other Verses (Province Publishing, 1895)

[BCBW 2016] "1850-1900" "Women" "Poetry"