Mrs. Harry Coghill

June 23, 1836, Kiddemore, Staffordshire, England.

July 7, 1907, Bath, England.

Fairlight (near Hastings), England.

In 1857, Anna’s family moved to Canada. They lived first at Pointe-Lévy, Québec, and then moved in 1858 to Sarnia, Ontario, where her father, civil engineer Robert Walker, continued to work for the Grand Trunk Railway. Around that time, Anna and two older sisters, Isabella and Frances, ran a girls’ school, but the school had to close after the death of the older sisters. Anna returned to England in 1863 and worked as a governess and book reviewer. In 1883, she married a wealthy merchant, Harry Coghill, and moved to Coghurst Hall, near Hastings. Her works include:

  1. Covered with Snow Neath the Mantle of White
  2. Grand Is the Song
  3. Only Sleeping
  4. Work, for the Night Is Coming