Biography Annie Louisa Walker

Annie Louisa Walker

photo of Annie Louisa Walker
  • Time Period1836 - 1907
  • PlaceYarrowglen
  • CountryAustralia

Poet Biography

A British-born novelist, children's playwright, and poet, educated in Point Levy, Quebec, and Sarnia, Ontario, where she and her sisters operated a school for ladies.

Walker published poetry widely in newspapers on both sides of the border before collecting them in Leaves from the Backwoods in 1861-62. She returned to England to work for her cousin, Margaret Oliphant, a well-known novelist, and edited her Autobiography and Letters in 1899 this time under her married name, Mrs. Harry Coghill.

She collected her poetic output in Oak and Maple: English and Canadian Verses (London: Kegan Paul, 1890; CIHM microfiche 696 Robarts Library).