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Memorable Manitobans: Isobel Graham Finlayson Simpson (1811-1890)


Born in London, she was “amiable & accomplished”, and was successfully wooed by Duncan Finlayson in 1838. She joined her husband in Rupert’s Land in 1840, keeping a journal of the journey. She moved to Lachine in 1844. She died in London, England.

More information:

Isobel Graham Finlayson Simpson, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 824.

For her diary, see The Beaver (September 1951): pages 32-35); (December 1951): pages 32-37.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 27 April 2008

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