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.

NIXON, James (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 859

No.10 Phoenix Row

Blackfriars Road

August 18 1819

Sir,

Myself and four friends having an idea of going to the Cape of Good Hope, I apply for a circular of the conditions which by forwarding to me you will much oblige

Your humble servant

James NIXON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 865

No.10 Phoenix Row

Blackfriars Road

August 23 1819

Sir,

I beg leave to trespass once more on your goodness. I am one of those individuals not possessing the means of taking men as proposed by government but would be happy to go as one of the individuals if you can direct me to any person who intends to take out the number proposed. Likewise any further particulars that you can informed me of shall take it a favor by so doing you will oblidge your humble servant

James NIXON

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