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

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 CO48/41, 82

Having an inclination to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope together with a Friend shall feel much obliged by your transmitting me an account respecting the terms. We should embark on farming and have done my company's bookkeeping & my friend is well versed in Physic. Anxiously waiting your answer addressed to

Mr. William ANDERTON

No. 61 Fetter Lane

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