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Letter - Committee of the Family Colonization Society to J. Stowell Esq, Feb 1852 Document Reg. No: HT 23327

Handwritten letter from the Committee of Caroline Chisholm's Family Colonization Society to J. Stowell Esq. dated February 1852. The letter requests that J. Stowell forms a local Committee of the Society with other Melbourne identities.

Between the late 1830s and 1860s, Caroline Chisholm played a profound role in providing financial and moral assistance to single women and poor British families to migrate to and settle in NSW and later, Victoria. She drove the establishment of female shelters and institutions for domestic training, as well as advocating a closer settlement scheme in rural NSW and Victoria for poor, large families. Believing that the presence of white women also helped civilise outback relations; she coined the phrase 'God's police, for white women. Chisholm's work has become legendary in the history of Australian philanthropy, as the most important movement for the migration and settlement of British women in the early colonisation period.
Manuscript letter, black ink, quarto, four pages on buff coloured paper with red wax seal. Addressed on one side.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 250 mm (Height), 202 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: women s issues, immigration, assisted immigration, rural life, correspondence, british immigration, immigration selection, closer settlement schemes
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Philanthropy
Tertiary Classification: administration
Inscriptions: Handwritten, front, "Bucklersbury London, February 1852 / Sir, The accompanying prospectus will briefly explain the character of a Society which is being extensively supported by Gentlemen in the Australian Trade ..." and further associated text.
Sender: Family Colonization Society, London, England, Great Britain, Feb 1852
Addressed To: J. Stowell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Feb 1852

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