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, 84/85

41 Duke Street

Manchester Square

August 1819


In consequence of the offer of Government to give assistance to families wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, and being informed that to obtain the necessary information respecting the probable advantages &c of such an undertaking I must apply to you, I take the liberty of proposing the enclosed questions to which I beg the favour of answers at your earliest convenience. I trust I am not intruding too much upon your time in soliciting the indulgence of your attention to this application. I have the honour to be Sir

Your very ob humb Sevt


The following questions are submitted to Mr. GOULBURN upon the subject of emigration to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope

What deposit is to be made and how previous to embarkation?

How and what provisions made for transferring families to the Colony?

To what part of the Colony are emigrants destined to be situated?

What money, implements of husbandry and other necessaries will be required to establish a family after the landing?

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