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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.

FRASER, Robert

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 115

Walkers Hotel No.10

Blackfriars Bridge

14 July 1819


You may remember perhaps my name being introduced to you many years ago by Mr. Hawkins BROWNE as attending to public improvements in agriculture and the fisheries. I am desirous of being more fully informed regarding the plan for colonising the lands at the Cape of Good Hope, their situation &c as I perhaps mean to be induced to take out a party of very usefull colonists.

I remain Sir

You most obedient and very humble servant


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