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, 16

Symonds Inn Coffee House

Chancery Lane

July 17th 1819


Understanding it is the intention of Government to encourage persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I should feel greatly obliged by any information you can give me on the subject. I am Sir

Your very humble servant

Rich'd Cha's CHIDSDALE

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