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 CO48/42, 171

Aug 9th 1819


In consequence of having seen the account of emmigration to the Cape of Good Hope I should be glad to be informed of the terms offered by Government as I should wish to join in the said emigration.

I rem'n yr humble servant


Aged 28 years, by trade a locksmith

Please to direct to No.7 Greens Court, Little Pulteney Street, Golden Square

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