Long humorous letter written by Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton from Offenbach, Germany (1840s?) to his mother describing taking a break from his studies, visiting small towns, castle ruins, going fishing and the dangerous prank he undertook scaling a tower in the duchy of Walsaw, the village of Falkenstein.
An unfinished letter by Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his wife written on a train to Los Angeles, California. Grimke-Drayton mentions speaking with a train porter and taking a photograph of a palm tree. The back of the letter includes a list stops on a train line between Flat Rock, North Carolina and New York City.
A newspaper clipping announcing an "Anniversary Meeting" of the Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina, to take place in Charleston on Chalmers Street at the "Depository." The clipping lists the elected officers of the Society.
A letter from Frederick Grimke to Anna R. Frost focusing on war news and politics, the usurping of power by the Federal government, postal relations between the Confederacy and the USA, and France and Great Britain's failure to formally recognize the Southern Confederacy.
A letter from Frederick Grimke to Anna R. Frost, giving a description of Walterboro, South Carolina circa 1815, and mentioning his meeting decades earlier with Richard Anderson, father of the commander of Robert Anderson of Ft. Sumter, who had served in the Revolutionary War in Charleston and had been imprisoned with Grimke's father, John F. Grimke.
A letter from Frederick Grimke to Anna R. Frost describing his trip to and arrival in Philadelphia. Grimke discusses a recent election and the ways in which local newspapers have reported on the political situation.
A letter from Frederick Grimke to Marianne Haskell mentioning General George B. McClellan's removal from military command, an overheard conversation by abolitionists, and Haskell's recent trip to Newark.