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

Selected Settler Correspondence 1820 - 1837

Whereas ALL the 1819 correspondence was transcribed (see CO48/41 through CO48/46 at the National Archives), whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape, here only letters by known settlers or their families, or letters of great relevance to the 1820 settlers, have been transcribed. There are many other letters in later files, thought not to be written by eventual settlers. However, if an ancestor is known to have emigrated after the 1820 settlers then it might be worth looking through the rest of the correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically. The relevant files for letters written in 1820 are CO48/52 (A-L) and CO48/53 (M-Y). Later files are labelled "Original Correspondence" followed by the year, and can be found from CO48/56 (1821) to CO48/186 (1837).

Unless otherwise stated letters were written to either the Secretary of State for the Colonies or his deputy. The original correspondence is filed in order of receipt. Here it has been placed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the writer, with letters by the same writer in chronological order, for ease of reading. Original spelling has been maintained. Reference numbers, where given, refer to printed page numbers stamped on the letters and will enable visitors to the National Archives to locate the letter more easily.

GLOVER, John re George GATEHOUSE, 1821

National Archives, Kew, CO48/56, 115

Portsmouth

23 Feb 1821

My Lady,

Lady CAMPBELL having sent Lord BATHURSTs answer to your letter about GATEHOUSE, I beg to acquaint your Ladyship that I have made every enquiry about him and find that GATEHOUSE was originally intended to go out in the Weymouth with Captain Duncan CAMPBELL as one of his Party, but as he had more than his complement he went out in the same ship as one of the Party of Mr. COX in the place of Charles INGRAM, who was going out but who could not pay the sum stipulated by Government. Mrs GATEHOUSE has received letters from her husband whi is well, is doing well, who is very anxious for her to join him.

Your Ladyships most humble servant

John GLOVER

[Note on back] Mr. GLOVER who writes this letter was secretary to Sir George CAMPBELL & is now with Sir James [WHISHEDTREE?]

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