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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.

HARDEN, William, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 599

No. 4 Camomile Mews

Camomile Street


[received 28 July 1819]


Having a desire to go to the Cape of Good Hope I made application at this office this morning when I was informed by a Gentleman the regular way was to address a line to you, stating what family, age etc. My family consists of myself, wife & 2 female children. My age is 25 by trade cabinet maker, upholster, & my wife's age 25 the elder of my children 3 years & the younger nearly 2 years. Your answer will be considered as a lasting obligation by your obedient servant

William HARDEN

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