This essay is situated at the intersection of nineteenth-century literary history, women’s literature, and print culture. It opens by resolving an admittedly minor debate about the identity of a contributor to the Canadian nineteenth-century journal, The Literary Garland. However, as a result of this resolution, a series of previously unnoted literary connections between Canadian authors and a single U.S. periodical is revealed; networks of Canadian literary women—both as writers and editors—are explored and our understanding of them expanded; and
lost writings by Canadian authors are identified. Those covered include Harriet Vaughan Cheney, Eliza Lanesford Cushing, Catherine Parr Traill, and Emma Donoghue Grant.
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