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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

pre 1820 Settler Correspondence before emigration

ALL the 1819 correspondence from CO48/41 through CO48/46 has been transcribed whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape. Those written by people who did become settlers, as listed in "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash (Chameleon Press 1987), are labelled 1820 Settler and the names of actual settlers in the text appear in red.


National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 51

79 High Street

Mary le Bone

28 July 1819


The writer of this is a respectable young man who has a brother and sister settled at the Cape of Good Hope who went out with the Governor & who would wish to emigrate there for the service of agriculture and who would esteem it a great favour to be made acquainted with the particulars.

I remain your humble servant





National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 65

79 High Street

Mary le Bone

4 Aug 1819


I received your letter of instruction in answer to mine and am ready to deposit 10£ for myself as I know of no other persons going out with whom I could join. If this should meet your approbation I should be oblight to be favoured with further instructions.

I remain

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


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