Cowan, Annie Ironsides. “Moonlight.” Vancouver Island and Other Poems. Vancouver, BC: Author, 1940.

Annie Ironsides Simpson was the niece of George Simpson, Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company and then of the Department of Rupert’s Land. She married first William John James (1844-1901). Following his death in 1901, she married Henry James Cowan (1873-1930) in 1908. As a member of a prominent Manitoba family, her life in Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, is thus somewhat documented, but her life on Vancouver Island and publishing in Vancouver could use some illumination.