Isabella Valancy Crawford (25 December 1846 – 12 February 1887) was an Irish-born Canadian writer and poet.
She was one of the first Canadians to make a living as a freelance writer.
"Crawford is increasingly being viewed as Canada's first major poet." She is the author of "Malcolm's Katie," a poem that has achieved "a central place in the canon of nineteenth-century Canadian poetry."
Author: Caswell, Edward S. (Edward Samuel), 1861-1938 Source: from Canadian singers and their songs : a collection of portraits and autograph poems. Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart [Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Billinghurst using CommonsHelper.] License: PD Canada PD US