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

pre 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.

ARNOLD, Edward, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 53

Boddicott House

August 10th, 1819


Feeling anxious to emigrate to the Cape and being enabled to procure 10 families of the labouring class to go with me and also to furnish the money as required by Government, I would feel particularly obliged by your sending me the conditions upon which I am to go and take it for granted that in those conditions an idea is given of what advantages a person in a respectable line of life in this country would be likely to derive by emigrating to the Cape and there settle 10 families.

I am Sir,

your obed hble Serv


Please to direct



Boddicott House



[Transcriber's Note: A Mr.and Mrs. ARNOLD listed as independent settlers aboard the Waterloo in Hockly's ‘Story of the British Settlers of 1820']

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