Press Cutting Books

Scope and Content

1BWE/B/3/1 appears to have been the personal scrapbook of Mrs A Ross, d. May 1915, this includes papers of the Women's Emigration Society. The volume is partially indexed. In the list, press cuttings also describe what appear to be off-prints or proofs, presumably sent to Mrs Ross by the newspapers concerned.

Box FL022, 1BWE/B/3/1, 1883-1915, see FL022B for fascicule

*Inside front cover: 'To Intending Emigrants' and 'Why go to Queensland', two printed broadsheets about emigration to Queensland.

*In wax-paper bag: Draft by [Mrs Ross?], 1915 (May) on the back of May 1915 UBWEA meeting agendas.

*Facing index page AB: Two copies of advertisement concerning first protected party of young women emigrants to Canada. Applications to Mrs Ross, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. undated [188?]

*Facing PAGE1: Printed letter, undated - part of amended proofs of article concerning the work of the Women's Emigration Society and the English-woman's Emigration Association.

*Appendix 1 to the letter - letter, 23 Apr 1883, from the Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada, to Miss HB Richardson (the department's agent) concerning the proposed emigration of children and single women to Canada, and her duties in connection with the scheme.

*PAGE 1: Letter from Jos G Collier (?), High Commissioner for Canada, London, 18 Mar 1884, to Mrs Ross, concerning the printing of a paper dealing with emigration to Canada. (The paper referred to is begun facing page 1 and continued on page 2 and subsequent pages.)

*Printed papers from the 'Borough of Marylebone Mercury', 3 Jun 1882 and 1 Jul 1882, entitled 'The Northern Branch and 'Home' of the Women's Emigration Society'. Accounts of a meeting, and of a visit by the Duchess of Teck to the Society's institution in Dorset Street.

*Press cutting, reporting a meeting at 16 Manchester Square. Account of the work of the Eastern Branch in the year of its existence, by Mrs Ross.

*PAGE 2: Continuation of amended proofs of article for leaflet, on conditions for emigration to Canada [by Mrs Ross]. (Begun facing page 1).

*PAGE 3: Women's Emigration Society - leaflet put out by the new society following their preliminary meeting, 12 Jan 1880. Sets out 'facts established', suggested set of rules, drawn up by the Provisional Committee appointed, and a list of 'Ladies and Gentlemen' who have expressed their approval of the objects and rules.

*Continuation of amended proofs of article for leaflet to be published by Mrs Ross.

*PAGE 4: Continuation of amended proofs of Mrs Ross' leaflet.

*PAGE 5: Longhand copy of letter from Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, to Miss Richardson (see entry for facing p.1) with instruction (Insert all this in small type').

*Continuation of amended proofs of Mrs Ross' leaflet.

*PAGE 6: Continuation of Mrs Ross' leaflet.

*Press cutting, concerned with the founding of a Church of England emigration society, which will settle emigrants on land acquired in Manitoba. Rev J Bridger is on the committee.

*Press cutting, about the position of women servants on remote farms in Queensland.

*PAGE 7: Letter to Mrs Ross from Flinn, Main and Montgomery, Mississippi and Dominion Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool, 7 May 1884, concerning sailings of female domestic servants on assisted passages. Says there is a matron whose sole duty is in the steerage quarters, so it is not necessary to send a matron in charge of the party.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from Hatchards (publishers), Piccadilly, London, 26 Mar 1884, concerning her leaflet to be published, and asks for copies.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from Allan Line's passenger department (John Ennis), objecting to the part of her leaflet which quotes Miss Richardson alluding to extortion by agents in Britain. Such extortion would bring prosecution by Board of Trade officers, he says, but cases are rare. He is writing on the matter to the Canadian Deputy Minister of Agriculture.

*PAGE 8: Press cutting, report of a dramatic performance in aid of charity (emigration?), 1884. [The same as the performance the next cutting reports, although the charity is not similarly designated, and the manuscript date differs - this was probably written in later.]

*Press cutting, from 'Lambeth and Westminster Gazette', 1885, reviewing charity amateur dramatic performance in aid of funds for a society carrying out protected emigration for young women. Performers included Dr JC Ross.

*Press cutting, report of the sailing of UBWEA emigrants in the ship 'Sarmatian', with Rev Bridger.

*PAGE 9: Leaflet describing work of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society, and reprinting letters dated 1882 and 1883 from New Zealand and New South Wales newspapers, commending the Society's work.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from Mississippi and Dominion Steam-ship Co Ltd, 20 May 1885, thanking her for forms received for 8 female servants, and stating that commission will be allowed her on passage and railroad tickets.

*Leaflet outlining the work of the East End Emigration Fund.

*Cuttings from 'Quebec Evening Globe', 14 Apr (188?) and from Canadian 'War Cry' detailing work of Madame Van Den Bruggen in providing for female immigrants to Canada.

*PAGE 10: Two press cuttings, dealing with Mr Bridger's party of emigrants. (See also p.8).

*Advertisement for fourth party to be sent by Rev J Bridger, in the 'Parisian'.

*Press cutting, reporting the annual meeting of the Church Emigration Society and the annual report for year ending 31 Dec 1887.

* PAGE 11: Report of a Conversazione on emigration, held under the auspices of the Girls' Friendly Society.

*Open letter on Canadian emigration by Right Honourable Mrs Joyce, on behalf of the United Englishwomen's Emigration Association. (printed)

*Statement by 'Standing Committee' on expenses for Chaplains and Handbooks for Emigration, May 1884. [Church of England committee.]

*PAGE 12: Rules of the Women's Emigration Society (altered from those on p.3).

*PAGE 13: Letter to Mrs Ross from Lady Strangford, London, concerning speakers - herself and others - at a forthcoming meeting.

*Pages 1 and 2 of 'Our Waifs and Strays' for Aug 1885 - the monthly paper of the Church of England Central Society for Providing Homes for Waifs and Strays. Describes and pictures their Girls' Emigration Home in Canada.

*PAGE 14: Pages 5 and 6 of issue of 'Our Waifs and Strays' [Jul 1885?], containing an account of the opening of the Home for Waifs and Strays in Canada.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from John Ennis, passenger department, Allan Line, 12 Feb 1885, saying that they will continue to allow free use of ship's kit to female emigrants. Encloses a pamphlet and says they will be pleased to send more copies.

*PAGE 16: Broadsheet, advertising emigration to Canada for working men, put out by the Allan Line.

*Press cutting, reporting a meeting about pauper children's emigration, held at Marlborough.

*PAGE 17: Leaflet entitled 'The Supervision of Emigrant Children', by Annie Macpherson, of the Home of Industry, Commercial Street, Spitalfields.

*Letter from Miss H Hart, Dunedin, New Zealand [to Mrs Ross?], 1880. Says that conditions in the colony have been misrepresented and that emigration should not be encouraged. Hopes in another year to be in London.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from Mary B Browne, San Francisco, 21 Feb 1883. Says there is a want of good female servants in the city, and wages are good. The YWCA will find homes and employment.

*Press cutting, from 'Otago Daily Times', Dunedin, New Zealand, 8 Apr 18? [1880] being a letter to the editor from Helen Hart, on similar lines to her letter (above) to Mrs Ross

*Press cutting, on emigration of children to Canada.

*Press cutting, on a meeting discussing State-controlled emigration.

*PAGE 19: Leaflet announcing the formation, and explaining the function, of the East End Emigration Fund. Lists the officers and committee, and appends a notice about the Women's Emigration Society (East End Branch), Honorary Secretary Mrs Ross, S Philip's Vicarage, Stepney. Added in ink 'Lady Goldsmid £50, Mrs Montefiore £25.

*Leaflet about the East End Emigration Fund, varying slightly from previous leaflet. On reverse side, a picture of a building, presumably Mile End Road Assembly Hall.

* PAGE 21: Letter dated Dec 1882, reprinted from the 'Christian World', by Joseph T White, on female emigration, particularly to Australia. Appended remarks by 'one who is fully conversant with the details.

*Letterhead of Colonial Emigration Society, Dorset Street, Sec Mrs E L Blanchard, dated in ink 29 Jan 1885.

*Advertisements from newspapers, one offering cheap passages to all the colonies, the other inserted by the Agent-General for New Zealand, offering assisted passages to that country. Letter dated Jan 1886.

*PAGE 23: Letter to Mrs Ross from David Spence, Secretary, Immigration Department, Ontario, 27 Dec 1883. States that, prior to the receipt of her letter forwarded to him by Miss Richardson, he had acquired information on the emigration societies in London. States the type of girls wanted and outlines living arrangements made for them on their arrival, and says most are employed immediately they arrive, such is the demand for servants.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from Miss H B Richardson, Quebec Institute, Baker St, London, 22 May 1883. Says she is in London to communicate with societies and individuals interested in the emigration of respectable women and children to Canada. She can take any number of suitable girls from 14 years, at once. The Dominion Government will give them every care, and include them in the annual inspection.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from passenger department (John Ennis), Allan Line, Liverpool, 10 Mar 1884. Asserts his right to write to the Department of Agriculture in Ottawa concerning the paragraph which he considers libellous in Mrs Ross' pamphlet - the extract from Miss Richardson's letter concerning agents. Reasserts the unlikelihood of any irregularity creeping in to the agency system as at present conducted.

*Leaflet entitled 'Emigration for Girls from St Mary's, Stone, Dartford'. Reports a Ladies Conference on this subject, held at the Home [St Mary's] on 9 Oct 1883. Lady Superintendent's note giving her opinion.

*Broadsheet put out by the Allan Line (same as on page 16).

*PAGE 25: Leaflet outlining organisation and work of the Trans-Atlantic and General Emigration Association'. On the reverse side, 'Notice to Intending Emigrants. Season 1884'. It outlines arrangements for the Association's assisted passages and departures, and gives agent's address for communications.

*(loose) Printed memorial from chairman of Central Emigration Society [to Government?] praying for a grant which will enable the emigration of children in Certified Industrial Schools or Voluntary Training Homes.

*(loose) Press cutting, giving addresses of agents for emigration in Ireland

*Clipping from a periodical, giving news of emigration to Canada under UEEA and British Ladies' Female Emigration Society (Sec, Miss Blake).

*PAGE 27: Leaflet of 7 pages, being reprinted article from 'Work and Leisure', May 1880, entitled 'The Emigration of Women'. Added notes in ink [by Mrs Ross], including a note about Iowa.

*Pages 253-254 from 'The Charity Organisation Reporter', published weekly by the Society for Organising Charitable Relief and Repressing Mendacity, 2 Aug 1884. Contains article entitled 'Emigration for Girls' by Mrs Ross. Mentions Englishwomen's Emigration Association. (This article also at p.47).

*Card issued by Women's Immigrant Society of Montreal, with lines for particulars to be filled in by the immigrant.

*Card to [Mrs Ross] from A Wilks, Emigrants' Home, Blackwall, 12 Jun 1885, reporting on the success of the Home and soliciting emigrants for Queensland.

*PAGE 28: Article from ['The Queen'], 4 Dec 1886, by Viscountess Strangford, entitled 'Emigration of Educated Women'. Outlines the pitiable position of many women in England, and the arrangements for and facts of emigration. Emphasises the amount of careful, time-consuming and expensive work required of the workers of the emigration societies for successful emigration.

*PAGE 29: Continuation of extract from 'The Queen', begun on page 28.

*PAGE 30: Continuation of Lady Strangford's article from 'The Queen'.

*Press cutting, entitled 'Dilettantism in Emigration', critically reporting the conducting of a meeting of the Women's Emigration Society. Note in ink in Mrs Ross's hand giving her account of the incident referred to in the paper.

*PAGE 31: Printed address given by Viscountess Strangford at a meeting of the Women's Emigration Society, 22 Jun 1881.

*Letter to 'Miss' Ross from Crown Agents for the Colonies, 6 Mar 1885. States that emigration to Western Australia is by the system of nomination only, so that only emigrants with sufficient funds not to require assisted passages should be encouraged to go there.

*(loose) Church Colonisation Land Society Ltd - council report to general meeting, 1 Jul 1887. Outline of plans for two settlements in Canada - Christchurch and Churchbridge.

*PAGE 32: Press cuttings, - an article entitled 'The Voyage of the 'Queen of the North'! Recounts the voyage on this emigrant ship to Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

*PAGE 33: Constitution, by-laws, and order of business of the Christian Women's Union, 1833, with pencil notes added by Mrs Ross.

*Press cutting, - letter to the editor of 'The Times' from Lord Dorchester, on behalf of the Self-Help Emigration Society.

*Press cutting, - letter to the editor of the 'Daily Chronicle' from Anne H Atkins, on the subject of emigration. She quotes from the pamphlet 'Practical Guide to Canada' by a member of the United Englishwomen's Emigration Association [Mrs Ross], published by Hatchards. Adds information from her own experience.

*PAGE 34: 'Mr Boyd and Emigration' - Press cutting, on the resignation of Mr Boyd from the National Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration and Colonization. Mr Boyd felt that the objects of the association had been pretty well fulfilled.

*PAGE 35: Letter to Mrs Ross from Mr JH Tuke, Hitchin, 9 May 1885, on the proposed Federation of Emigration Societies. Wishes for answers to the series of questions he encloses, and for suggestions as to how the proposed Council could assist the Association. In a post script, also requests Mrs Ross to answer enquiries on behalf of the whole of the SPCK's emigration work.

*Printed paper (7 pages) by Mrs Walter Browne, when Honorary Secretary Women's Emigration Society, [1883], entitled 'Emigration for Women'. Earlier printed in 'Englishwoman's Review, 15 Feb 1882, pp.50-57, having been a paper read by Mrs Walter Browne at the newly formed Somerville Club when it met at her house, 38 Belgrave Road, SW on Feb 1882. This reprint was done for Mrs Ellen Joyce for the Girls Friendly Society.

*Leaflet put out by Mr Vere Foster's Irish Female Emigration Fund, listing subscriptions received, enumerating numbers of girls who have been assisted to emigrate, and appealing for funds. Appended is a list of over 1,000 clergymen who have applied for aided emigration of female members of their congregations. The numbers applied for vary from one to 503, per clergyman. Pages 7-12 of the leaflet contain extracts from letters received by Mr Foster from clergymen in the West of Ireland.

*(loose) Folio from a Vere Foster educational publication, giving results of competitions in drawing and painting, and announcing a similar competition for the following year, 1881.

*PAGE 36: Extract from Liverpool 'Daily Courier', 23 May 1884, concerning the work of Rev J Bridger in emigration, also printing a letter from him, from the mail steamer 'Sarmatian', dated 7 May 1884.

*PAGE 37: Printed copy of letter addressed to landowners in a county in the West of Ireland from Vere Foster, Belfast, Oct 1886, on the subject of permanent relief of poverty [by emigration] 'in the absence of provisions for the general substitution of occupying proprietary v dual proprietorship and for the development of increased industrial employment in Ireland'. Solicits funds from landowners to continue his work in emigration. (This letter also at page 101).

*PAGE 39: Letter to Mrs Ross from Jos G Collier (?), High Commissioner for Canada, London, 18 Mar 1884. Says he will be glad to have another chance to look through her pamphlet on protected emigration. He cannot allow any reference to any Government action without instructions. He cannot take responsibility for anything that concerns Miss Richardson personally.

*Prospectus of proposed Virginia Home for Distressed Gentle-people, 1878.

*PAGE 41: Leaflet reprinting articles from the 'Montreal Herald' and the 'Liverpool Courier'. The first deals with the reception, supervision and arrangements for emigrants at Quebec, commending them favourably. The second extract, dated 23 may 1884, quotes the 'Montreal Herald' describing the arrival of Mr Bridger's party. Also reproduced is a letter from Mr Bridger to Messrs Allan Brothers and Co, dated at Quebec, 7 May 1884. Below this is an advertisement for sailings of Allan Royal Mail Steamers.

*PAGE 42: Reprint from the 'Grimsby News', 12 Nov 1886 - article entitled 'Emigration to Queensland from the Northern Counties'.

*PAGE 43: Pages 331-332, Press cutting from 'The Sentinel' (Salvation Army newspaper) - article entitled 'The Salvation Army and the War against Impurity in Australia'.

*PAGE 44: Extracts from the 'Grimsby News', 14 Jun 1886 [4 May?]. Articles entitled 'Queensland, an inviting field of labour for our village unemployed'; 'Worth Chronicling' (concerning the visit to Sleaford of the Agent-General for Queensland); and 'Departures for Queensland from Grimsby station'.

PAGE 45: Press cutting - article entitled 'Our parish room at the East-End' by 'An East-End Vicar's Wife' [Mrs Ross?].

*Press cutting - article entitled 'Emigration to Canada'.

*PAGE 46: Press cutting - letter to the editor of the 'Morning Post', from Richard H Skrine, Grenfell, Canada. Given an account of life in the Canadian North-West.

*PAGE 47: Pages from 'Friendly Work' (journal of the Girls' Friendly Society), Apr 1884, being an article entitled 'Letters on Emigration - No VI' by the Right Honourable Mrs Joyce. The article deals with employment conditions for women in Canada as compared with England. Alludes to Mrs Ross' pamphlet published by Hatchards, entitled 'A Practical Guide to Workers'. Outlines outfit required by an emigrant travelling to Canada. Also gives details about emigration to Natal.

*Pages 253-254 from 'The Charity Organisation Reporter', 2 Aug 1884, with article by Mrs Ross entitled 'Emigration for Girls'. (This page also at page 27.)

*PAGE 49: Pages 87-88 from 'Friendly Work' for Jun 1884, with No VII of Right Honourable Mrs Joyce's 'Letters on Emigration', giving details about New Zealand and other colonies, of particular emigrants, and of a voyage to Canada by emigrants.

*No X of Right Honourable Mrs Joyce's articles - 'Letters on Emigration'. 'Friendly work', pages 175-176, Nov 1885. Deals with facilities for new immigrants in Canada. Other notices about emigration.

*PAGE 50: Press cutting, entitled 'Emigration of children to Canada' including statistics from the report of the Minister of Agriculture, Canada, for 1884.

*Press cutting, regarding children's emigration to Canada.

*PAGE 51: Broadsheet entitled 'Proposed Emigration of Young Women to Canada'. Advertises Rev John Bridger's emigration parties and gives instructions as to the necessary outfit. Mrs Ross's address is given, for receipt of correspondence. Notes in ink [Mrs Ross?], and in pencil on the back.

*PAGE 52: Press cuttings, - article on the climate of Canada.

*PAGE 54: Rules of Women's Emigration Society (printed)

*PAGE 55: (loose) Letter to Mrs Ross from Miss L Barrington, Kingstown, Dublin, undated. Wonders if Mrs Ross knows of 'a Christian lady in Canada or elsewhere' who would look after a woman she wants to send abroad. 'She has fallen some years ago, but has reformed.' Note on letter 'refused'.

*Printed letter (accompanying a deputation), signed by James Rankin, chairman of the Central Emigration Society, 1 Apr 1887.

*PAGE 56: Letter to the editor of 'The Times' on the supervision of emigrated children, from William Tallack, Howard Association.

*PAGE 57: Leaflet marked 'For Private Circulation' (11 pages). Entitled 'The Separation of the Sexes on Emigration Vessels'. Letter from Charlotte G O'Brien to the Right Honourable Mr Chamberlain, President of the Board of Trade, Jun 1881.

*'An address to Women of all classes' - printed letter by Maria G Grey, Rome, Jan 1886. Deals with prostitution and the double moral standard.

*PAGE 58: 'Protected emigration to Canada' - leaflet listing the necessary outfit for a girl over 14. (Presumably refers to Mr Bridger's parties). (See also p.51, page 118.)

*PAGE 59: Translation of letter from 'L'Electeur', Quebec. Letter to the editor from 'Levis', outlining 'serious charges' on immigration matters. The writer makes charges against Miss Richardson, and the Rev Fyles, a chaplain to emigrant parties.

*PAGE 61: Press cutting, dated Montreal, 16 May 1885, entitled 'Beaver Line Steamer 'Lake Superior''. Below, extract entitled 'Emigration of Children to Canada' - an account of the departure of 120 (approx) children on the Beaver Line steamer 'Lake Winnipeg'.

*Press cutting, containing a letter of appreciation to the captain, officers and crew, on the arrival in Canada of the Canada Shipping Co's steamship 'Lake Huron', signed on behalf of the steerage passengers by four signatories 'of the East London Emigration Society'. Taken from 'Montreal Gazette', 20 Jun 1884. Additional letter from EW Bucknall to Captain W Bernson, 17 Jun 1884, commending him for the comfortable and pleasant journey the emigrants have experienced. From 'The Quebec Morning Chronicle'.

*PAGE 63: (loose) Part of one page of 'The Cornish Telegraph' for 15 Sep 1880. Article entitled 'Emigration and Lady Domestic Servants'. Discusses the current situation in New Zealand for emigrants. Rebuts dismal views that have been circulating about the economic condition of the Colony.

*Press cuttings:

**Letter to the editor ['The Christian'] from Sarah A Bromage, referring to an article in 'The Christian', and stating that she has opened a lodging house near Euston Road, to be a good influence on young women coming to London.

**Notice about Homes for Working Girls in London.

**Letter [to the editor] from CM Yonge, publicising the lodges of the Girls' Friendly Society.

**Press cuttings:

**Letter [to the editor] on the subject of first places in service for young girls, from C O Blakelock, 24 Oct 1885.

**Article entitled 'Why Women hate Domestic Service'.

**'Women Emigrants for Canada' - a letter by Mrs Ross, concerning the last protected party to leave for Canada for the season. Mentions the publication of the fourth edition of her 'Practical Guide for Canada'. Gives information on emigration to other colonies.

*PAGE 64: Press cutting - a memorandum on emigration. Quotes legislation which is concerned with Poor Law administration and the Local Government Board, particularly as these affect emigration.

*PAGE 65: (loose) Press cutting, entitled 'The Dominions' Call to Women'. Advocates dealing with unemployment by emigration.

*Letter to Mrs Ross from Wm Westlake, Exeter, 20 Apr 1884. Letter in local dialect concerning the emigration of his daughter.

*Prospectus and application form for Soho Club and Home for Working Girls. Amendments in mauve ink.

*PAGE 66: Press cutting, reporting a meeting on emigration for women, held at 16 Manchester Square. An account was given by Mrs Ross of the work of the Women's Emigration Society. Mrs Blanchard and others also spoke. [1881].

*PAGE 67: Extract from 'The Christian' - letter from Mrs A Davidson, Brandon, Manitoba, to the editor, under the caption 'From the Far North-West'.

*PAGE 68: Press cutting, 6 Oct 1886, entitled 'A Canadian Tour. IX - Winnipeg and its neighbourhood'.

*PAGE 69: Continuation of article begun on page 68.

*PAGE 70: 'A Canadian Tour. XII - The Coming Metropolis of the North-West' [Regina, Alberta].

*PAGE 71: Continuation of article begun on page 70.

*PAGE 77: (loose) Schedule for applicants for emigration under the Women's Emigration Society.

*Bylaws of the Women's Emigration Society. Stamped with the Society's tamp, dated 10 Oct 1883.

*PAGE 85: List of clergy in connection with the SPCK, to whom emigrants could be commended, in Great Britain and Ireland, Canada and the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America.

*PAGE 87: Broadsheet 'To intending emigrants', regarding emigration to Queensland. See also inside front cover. Stamped on reverse side 'Australian Government Emigration Agency, 16, Dorset Street, Portman Square, London, WC. Passages arranged for by first class steamers and sailing ships.'

*PAGE 93: (loose) Letter to Mrs Ross from Right Honourable Mrs Joyce, 16 Dec 1914, on BWEA headed paper. Rebukes Mrs Ross over the printing of a circular, which purported to emanate from Miss Lefroy at the office. They must use wording that will not meet with disapproval from the Government (see loose leaflet inside back cover; see p.215, 'Imperial Colonist', Dec 1914; p.5, 'Imperial Colonist', Jan 1915.) The Mrs Harcourt referred to in the letter is presumably the wife of Harcourt, Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1914.

*Leaflet advertising admissions to the Church of England Girls' Home for Waifs and Strays, Sherbrooke, Canada. Applications to be made to Mrs Ross.

*PAGE 99: Leaflet, issued by the YWCA, entitled 'Important Notice to Young Women about to Emigrate' On the back, lists officials and council of the Colonial and Missionary Branches of the YWCA.

*PAGE 101: Mrs Vere Foster on emigration from the West of Ireland. (Same as on page 37.)

*PAGE 103: (loose) Beaver Line passenger steamers - testimonial from the Self-help Emigration Society, London, 29 Nov 1886, signed R Mackay, secretary. Stamped 'R Montgomerie & Co, 82 Mark Lane, London.'

*(loose) Printed extract from 'The Christian Worker', Aug 1886. Includes a letter dated 11 Jun 1886 from the matron of an emigration home at Manchester, and another date 11 Jun 1886, signed by the elder children emigrants of a party, thanking the chief steward of the Beaver Line steamer 'Lake Huron' for the excellent care and kindness they had all received. Stamped similarly to the previous item.

*PAGE 109: 'A letter to emigrants' sailing from Southampton to South Africa on SS 'Arab', 23 Jun 1888. Printed letter from Louisa Evelyn Denison.

*Press cutting, from 'The Argus' [Kent?] dated 16 Apr 1884, entitled 'The Women's Emigration Question'. Information on the disproportionate male-female ratios in the colonies, and on the inadvisability of sending women of doubtful character to them.

*PAGE 111: Article entitled 'Emigration for Women' - pages 189-190 of a Scottish Church journal. The second article in a series on the advantages of the UBWEA, this one dealing with 'Shelter on Arrival' and 'Assisted Employment', written by Victoria Campbell, Scotch Representative of the UBWEA. In a footnote she acknowledges the help of the Right Honourable Mrs Joyce and Mrs Ross.

*Press cutting - letter to the editor, 'Morning Post', from J Bridger, Emigrants' Chaplain, Liverpool, dated 23 Jul. Captioned 'Female Emigration', it deals with the urgent need to send more women to the colonies.

*Press cutting - letter to the editor from Walter B Paton, Hon Sec, CES, London, on emigration and the role of the Central Emigration Society in supplying information to clergymen, which they could give to parishioners.

*Press cutting - article on a voyage from Liverpool to Canada, including a letter from Captain Bedford Pim, RN, dated at Montreal, 28 Jul. Article reprinted from 'Liverpool Courier'.

*PAGE 112: Letter to Mrs Ross from G P Merick, [London], 24 may 1886, thanking her for allowing him to see a paper, which he encloses. He says it appears to be excellent.

*Press cutting - letter to the editor of 'The Times' on assisted emigration from the West of Ireland (incomplete). [From Vere Foster].

*PAGE 113: NPress cutting, entitled 'State-directed Colonization and Emigration', reporting on a deputation to the Colonial Office on the subject. The deputation included the Hon Mrs Joyce, Miss Rye, Mrs Blanchard and Mrs Ross, as well as Members of Parliament and other prominent persons.

*PAGE 115: Letter to Mrs Ross from Thomas Tully, Honorary Secretary Women's Emigration Society, 3 Aug 1883 (on WES headed paper). Discusses branches of the society, and the new rules, of which he encloses a copy. Acknowledges confusion that arises with regard to the branches, but points out an error in Mrs Ross's letter to the 'Guardian'.

*Part of a leaflet, giving a list of clergymen who approve the objects of the Church Colonisation Land Society Ltd. On reverse side, notes on church services for emigrants, and the special advantages for emigration of the position of the Established clergy.

*Press cutting - an explanation of the terms 'Hogmanay' and 'Trolollay'. Written on in ink, 'For Father'.

*PAGE 117: Leaflet entitled 'The supervision of emigrated children', possibly originally a letter to 'The Times'. Signed by Annie Macpherson, Home of Industry, Spitalfields. (Same as on page 17).

*PAGE 118: Broadsheet 'Protected Emigration to Canada', giving necessary outfit for a girl over 14. (See also page 58, but this one has some omissions and alterations.)

*PAGE 119: Extract from the Melbourne 'Age', written by the Sydney correspondent, 15 Dec 1884, concerning emigration, and the work of Mrs Blanchard, who was appointed by the Agent-General [for new South Wales] to select emigrants for the colony.

*PAGE 120: Article XVIII of the series entitled 'A Canadian Tour'. (See page 68 and other entries). This article - 'Approaching the Pacific Slope, Kamloops, British Columbia, Sept 16'.

*PAGE 121: Page headed in Mrs Ross's hand 'My Political Principles, June 1886'.

*Press cutting, 'Mr Froude and the Irish Question'.

*Further cutting on Home Rule for Ireland (against it), being a letter to the editor of 'The Times' from Charles G Ross, Conservative candidate at the last election, enclosing a copy of a letter he sent to the St Ives Conservative Association chairman. (Incomplete).

*Press cutting, about a painting of the late Earl of Chichester, by Mr Frank Holl.

*PAGE 122: Press cutting - letter from Mr Vere Foster enclosing a letter from a friend in Canada, which gives a lot of information about conditions and emigration. Includes comments on Mr Foster's book 'Work and Wages, or the Penny Emigrant's Guide to the United States and Canada'.

*PAGE 123: Continuation of letter about Canada begun on page 122.

FACING BACK COVER:

*Map of Australia, New Zealand and parts of the Pacific, with additions and corrections to 1880. Shows physical features and main towns.

INSIDE BACK COVER:

* (loose) Manuscript account of some of the history of the Women's Emigration Society and UBWEA [by Mrs Ross]. Somewhat garbled in places, probably written very late in life. Concerned chiefly with the roles of Hon Mrs Joyce and Mrs Walter Browne. Quotes Miss Bromfield on Mrs Joyce.

*(loose) Map (torn) of British North America (Canada and Newfoundland), 1881, showing towns and railways.

*(loose) Leaflet entitled 'Openings for Unemployed women in Australia', put out by BWEA. (over the name Miss Lefroy). This is almost certainly the leaflet about which the Hon Mrs Joyce wrote to Mrs Ross, rebuking her for issuing it. (See page 93). [1914 probably Nov].

*(loose) Pages 349-350 of 'Light'. Various articles.

*(loose) National Political League - duplicated note (prospectus?) on the land scheme of the League - farming etc. Only mention of colonisation is that people trained in the outlined would be well fitted for colonisation in other lands.

* (loose) Pamphlet entitled 'What Socialism leads to'. 'Being a review of a book entitled 'New Australia' by Stewart Graham, which appeared in the Nov number of the 'Imperial Colonist''. [Not found in any Nov number from 1905 to 1914 inclusive.] Concerns an experiment in setting up a practical socialist community composed of a group of emigrants to Queensland. They went to Paraguay and founded their community there. Footnote states that copies may be had from Mrs Ross.

*(loose) Reprint from the 'Daily Graphic' of 16 May [19?] - letter from Mrs Ross on women's emigration, particularly regarding the Kelowna Hostel, in British Colombia, Canada. Added is a list of donations which have been received for the hostel, and the donors.

* (loose) Press cutting from '[Oxford?] Chronicle and Bucks Gazette' [1891], entitled 'Oxford University Extension'. Gives an account of lectures and debate held during the summer meeting of the university extension. Detailed report of a debate on Britain and the Triple Alliance, in which a woman was the mover. Also detailed account of a church service held in conjunction with the course.

*(loose) Single page of a typed paper on the history of the BWEA, delivered at a gathering in 1909. [Based partly on material from this scrapbook?]

*Detailed map of Queensland, showing towns, rivers and other physical features, counties, railways, and soil types. Part of a larger map, undated.

Geographical Names