Caroline Chisholm

Standard Name: Chisholm, Caroline
Birth Name: Caroline Jones
Married Name: Caroline Chisholm
CC devoted much of her life to helping British nineteenth-century emigrants (particularly women and working-class families) to travel to Australia, and her writing was primarily dedicated to this cause. She produced numerous tracts on emigration issues, collected autobiographical statements from settlers, and wrote editorials and delivered lectures on settlement issues, as well as composing one novella. These works, in conjunction with CC 's untiring activist efforts, contributed to her prominent status as a public figure.


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Intertextuality and Influence Charles Dickens
Its critique of the position of the poor, notably in the character of Jo the crossing sweep, is coupled with a sharp analysis of the Byzantine operations of the Courts of Chancery . The cast...
Occupation Charlotte O'Conor Eccles
Her work for the Irish Fireside ceased when the magazine folded in autumn 1887. (Eccles attributed its suspension to the illness of Mrs. E. Dwyer Gray , wife of Irish newspaper proprietor Edmund Dwyer Gray
Textual Features Isa Craig
The main thrust of the paper was that emigration of working-class populations, including women, children, and released convicts, would lead to a reduction in crime, and the overall improvement of their condition. Craig argued that...
Textual Features Harriet Martineau
HM chose for the setting of the next tale in her Illustrations a parish in Kent where new dwellings for the poor were rising up here and there . . . reared by speculators in...
Textual Production Charles Dickens
Other contributions were appeared from Mrs Alexander , Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Caroline Chisholm (later parodied by CD ), Wilkie Collins , Dinah Mulock and Georgiana Craik , Amelia B. Edwards ,...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Eliza Cook
Eliza Cook's Journal takes the form of discrete essays by EC and others; poems, too, were included. The language is informal and conversational, though a heavy use of quotation-marks for words or phrases deemed in...


March 1848: Chartist uprisings took place in London,...

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March 1848

Chartist uprisings took place in London, Glasgow, and Manchester.

1864: Famous Girls who have become Illustrious...

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Famous Girls who have become Illustrious Women: Forming Models for Imitation by the Young Women of England, a very popular book of biographical sketches by John M. Darton , was published.


Chisholm, Caroline. Comfort for the Poor! Meat Three Times a Day!!. John Ollivier, 1847.
Chisholm, Caroline. Emigration and Transportation Relatively Considered; in a letter, dedicated, by permission, to Earl Grey. John Ollivier, 1847.
Chisholm, Caroline. Female Immigration Considered, in a Brief Account of the Sydney Immigrant’s Home. James Tegg, 1842.
Moran, John, and Caroline Chisholm. “Introduction and Commentary”. Radical, in Bonnet and Shawl: Four Political Lectures, Preferential Publications, 1994, pp. 1 - 12, 30.
Chisholm, Caroline. Little Joe. Editor Moran, John, Preferential Publications, 1991.
Chisholm, Caroline. Radical, in Bonnet and Shawl: Four Political Lectures. Editor Moran, John, Preferential Publications, 1994.
Chisholm, Caroline. The A. B. C. of Colonization. John Ollivier, 1850.
Chisholm, Caroline. The Story of the Life of Mrs. Caroline Chisholm, the Emigrant’s Friend, and Her Adventures in Australia. Trelawney Saunders, 1852.
Chisholm, Caroline. What Has Mrs. Caroline Chisholm Done for the Colony of New South Wales?. James Cole, 1862.