Anne MacVicar Grant


Anne’s family moved from Glasgow to New York in 1757 when her father joined the British army to fight the French in North America.

In America she spent much of her childhood in remote outposts such as Fort Oswego on the south-eastern shore of Lake Ontario. Her literary career was built on memories of those places.

Writing about her journey to the fort nearly forty years later, Anne remembered it as an exciting adventure, one on which, to her delight, her party occasionally camped in the open woods, lighting huge fires to deter hostile Indians and wild animals. (Next)