Guide to the Records of the British Women's Emigration Association (as filmed by AJCP)

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Created: 2018

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Letterbook of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society, 1862 - 1876 (File 1)

The volume contains copies of letters from governesses who had emigrated to the colonies, mainly Australia and New Zealand, with the assistance of the Society. They were addressed to the secretaries of the Society, Maria Rye, Jane Lewin, Martha Wyett and Miss Sunter. Most of the correspondents wrote a letter soon after their arrival, while a small number sent several letters over a period of years...

Letterbook of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society, 1877 - 1882 (File 2)

The volume is similar to the first letterbook, although it covers a shorter period and there are a greater number of South African correspondents. The letters were addressed to Jane Lewin and Miss Sunter. The Australian and New Zealand correspondents include Florence Allen (Perth), Georgie Bird (Christchurch), Eleanor Blackith (Napier), J. Caldwell (Christchurch) Fanny Cross (Dunedin, Oamaru), M. Crowley (Illabo, NSW), Caroline Fox (Orari Gorge, Timaru), E.A. Hacon (Timaru), Caroline Haselton (Melbourne), Harriet Herbert (Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay), Pauline Jordan (Melbourne), Charlotte Kemp (Auckland), I. Keith (or Leith) (Canterbury, NZ), Elizabeth Long (Waimarama, Hawke's Bay), C├ęcille Nagelle (Angaston, SA), A. Russell (Dunedin), Ida White (Bowral, NSW) and S. Woerner (Dunedin).

Newspaper cuttingbook, c. 1886-1896 (File 3)

The cuttings deal mainly with emigration, and particularly the emigration of women, as well as emigration societies, shipping, and social and economic conditions in the colonies. Several articles refer specifically to Australia. The newspapers represented include the Daily Mail, Daily News, Guardian, Manchester Guardian, Queen, St James Gazette, The Standard and The Times.

Minutebook of the Finance Committee of the United Englishwomen's Emigration Association, March 1885 - March 1886 (File 4)

At the end of the book are two cheques signed by Maria Rye and Jane Lewin (1862), a proposal for the Association to use the Female Middle Class Emigration Fund for a period of five years, a letter from Jane Lewin to Louisa Hubbard on the same subject (3 Dec. 1891), and a letter of G.F. Plant (2 Aug. 1949) and a reply on the history of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society and the Colonial Intelligence League.

Minutebook of the Council of the United British Women's Emigration Association, May 1896 - December 1901 (File 5)

The book also contains minutes of committees of the Association.

Printed documents, 1861 - 1885 (File 6)

Maria Rye. Emigration of educated women, London, Emily Faithfull & Co. (15pp.), n.d. (Item)

A paper read at the Social Science Congress in Dublin in 1861.

Jane Lewin. Female middle class emigration. (4pp.) (Item)

A paper read at the Social Science Congress in Oct. 1863.

First report of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society (15pp.), 1861 - 1862 (Item)

Report of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society (20pp.), 1862 - 1872 (Item)

Report of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society (14pp.), 1880 - 1882 (Item)

Report of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society (16pp.), 1883 - 1885 (Item)


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