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.

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Manuscript letter, black ink, quarto, four pages on buff coloured paper with red wax seal. Addressed on one side.

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