Woodrow, Constance

Woodrow, Constance (1899 - 1937)


Constance Woodrow (1899-1937), née Davies, was born in
England but lived in Canada most of her life. She worked in Toronto
in its most respected bookstore, Britnell's, formerly just north of Bloor
on Yonge Street. Letters of Charles G. D. Roberts to Woodrow survive in the University of New Brunswick archives (series 1, box 1, files 38-39). Woodrow brought out two volumes of verse,
The Captive Gypsy (1928) and The Celtic Heart
(1929), and translated Georges Bugnet's novel Nipsya (1929).
She lived from 1929 to 1937 in Apartment 5, 142 Carleton St., and
died young in 1937.

  • Bugnet, Georges. Nipsya. Trans. Constance Davies Woodrow.
    New York: L. Carrier, 1929. PS 9503 .U34N513 Robarts Library
  • Davies-Woodrow, Constance. The Captive Gypsey.
    Toronto: Balk-Preston, 1928. PS 8545 O62C3 Robarts Library
  • --. The Celtic Heart. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1929.
    PS 8545O62C4 Robarts Library
  • Gatenby, Greg. Toronto: A Literary Guide. Toronto: McArthur, 1999.
Given Name
Family Name
Birth Date
November 0, 1899
Death Date
August 1, 1937
  • Bookseller

Literary Period
Literary Movement
First RPO Edition