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.

CROSBY, Robert re William CLARK's Party, 1820 Settlers

(re William CLARK's Party)

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 364

Refuge for the Destitute

Hoxton

September 29th 1819

Sir,

I have done myself the honour of calling in Downing Street several times in the hope of seeing you. My business is to recommend to your notice Mr. William CLARK, late of Malton, Yorkshire, but now residing at W. TURPIN's, Chemist and Druggist, 23 Commercial Road, who is desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope & of taking out with him a few of our objects [sic - objectives?]. In Private Character I have found him very good and his disposition gentle. His relations are capable of affording him supplies equal to demand that may be made upon him The Committee of the Refuge have agreed to pay the deposit money and supply the outfit.

The advantage obtained by this institution from this plan does not rest here. Mr. CLARK engages to superintend any others who may from time to time have a desire to emigrate from the Refuge. In the hope that you will have the goodness to promote the views of this great and beautiful institution by giving countenance to W. CLARK the Committee have permitted me to recommend him to your notice. I shall be most happy to meet you if it should seem expedient.

I have the honour to be Sir

Your faithful servant

Robert CROSBY

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 385

Refuge for the Destitute

Hoxton

October 2nd 1819

Sir,

I am anxious for the honor of an interview upon the subject of my letter to you respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope. If you could spare me a few of your leisure minutes at the beginning of the week I will punctually obey your appointment.

I have the honor to be with much respect Sir

Your faithful servant

Robert CROSBY

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 530

Refuge for the Destitute

Hoxton

November 30th 1819

Sir,

I am sorry to trouble you with the mistakes; hoping however that it may not be too late to make the alteration.

The name of Jeremiah CROSSLEY was inserted in the list of the young men who are going from this Institution to the Cape instead of William FULTON. And the mistake originated in the earnest desire of both to emigrate. But as there was only room for one of them we gave the preference to the latter. I hope and trust that you will be able to rectify the mistake. The Boys are proceeding under the charge of Mr. Wm. CLARK of 19 Nelson Street, Commercial Road in the Northampton, which is expected to sail this week.

I have the honor to remain Sir

Your humble & faithful servant

Robert CROSBY

Sec'y

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