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The British Ladies' Female Emigrant Society

The British Ladies' Female Emigrant Society, 51, Upper Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, W., established 1849. The object is not so much to promote emigration as to improve the social and moral condition of those who have determined to emigrate, by providing suitable persons to act as matrons during the voyage, by providing employment for the women, by visiting the ships at the several ports, and by establishing committees at the Australian ports to visit the emigrants on their arrival. During the past year 81 ships, carrying 14,870 emigrants, have been visited, and since the foundation of the society 1666 ships, carrying 405,497 emigrants. There are now 8 permanent matrons, 6 of whom have been two or three voyages. Income during the year 455.

Treasurers, Hon. Arthur Kinnaird, Robert Benson, Esq.—Superintendent and Secretary, Miss Layton.

SOURCE: The Charities of London, by Samuel Low, Jun., London: Sampson Low, Son,
and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1861.