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Caroline Chisholm

Person  Female  Born 30/5/1808  Died 25/3/1877

Categories: Philanthropy, Social Welfare

Countries: Australia, India

Philanthropist, "The Emigrants' Friend". Born Caroline Jones near Northampton. She followed her husband to India where she became involved in the welfare of the British women there. She carried on her work in Australia, where she is now so admired that her image has appeared on a bank note and on a stamp. And along the way she mothered six children. Died poor and unknown at home, 43A Barclay Road, Fulham. It is said that Dickens used her as the model for Mrs Jellyby in Bleak House which, if true, was not a compliment. The Catholic Church is considering giving her a sainthood. In the picture she appears to have been a very large lady, or that is a very small chair?

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Greater London Council Caroline Chisholm, 1808 - 1877, philanthropist, "The ...

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