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 CO48/45, 500

August 2nd 1819


We have taken the liberty of addressing you by stating our wish to go to the Cape of Good Hope.

John BERGMAN by trade a printer, born in North America, and well acquainted with the new settlements; has a wife with 5 children

John RICHARDS, likewise a printer, born in England, has been a length of time in the East, and has a wife with 3 children

The favor of an answer addressed to John RICHARDS, 6 Bangor Court, Shoe Lane will meet with immediate attention.

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