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.

THOMSON, Robert

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 27

43 Commercial Sale Rooms

Mincing Lane

16 July 1819

Sir,

Would it be convenient for Mr. BARKER & myself to see you at the Colonial Office on Wednesday next at 11 o'clock forenoon relative to emigration to the Cape of Good Hope. We wish to have some certain information on that subject and would feel much obliged by an early answer. You may probably remember an application being made by me for New South Wales. We shall not take up much of your time.

Your very obed't humble serv't

Robert THOMSON

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