A four-page letter written by Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton detailing his daily activities [while in Canada?], including a visit to City Hall. Grimke-Drayton meets with "Old Mr. Drayton" and his son.
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 letter from A. Sachtleben thanking J. Drayton Grimke-Drayton Esq. for the use of his house on Pigeon Hill in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The Sachtleben family left Charleston to escape the summer heat. Sachtleben also mentions several portraits that are being copied for Grimke-Drayton and the possibility of Grimke-Drayton's brother, a reverend, visiting that summer.
Collection of letters from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his wife in England while traveling within America. Grimke-Drayton travels to New York, Philadelphia, Charleston (S.C.), Flat Rock (N.C.), Shreveport (La.), El Paso (Texas), Atlanta, and throughout California by train.
An envelope and enclosed four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton [Jr.?]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son about traveling on a "big boat" (presumably across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.S.) and that he had become ill while aboard ship.
A four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Grimke-Drayton [Jr.]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son that he is "far away" on a "very big boat." He also describes some of the animals he has seen while traveling.
An envelope and enclosed four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton [Jr.?]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son that he may bring "terrapins" with him when he returns home to England. Grimke-Drayton tells his son to try to be good for his mother's sake.
Letter writer, a possible family member of the recipient, writes to J. Drayton Grimke Jr. about deer hunting with "Halliday" and the 500 acres of land in his own possession. Letter includes addressed envelope.
A letter from Sarah Weld Hamilton to "Cousin Marianna" [Haskell] regarding her aunt Sarah Moore Grimke's death, mentioning the latter's religious beliefs, with references to family and her mother, Angelina Grimke Weld. Hamilton also encloses a lock of Sarah Moore Grimke's hair.
A letter from Frederick Grimke to Marianne Haskell referencing a letter to the editor of his published in "The Crisis" (an abolitionist magazine), a disease of the throat that he is suffering from, and alludes to the Civil War as decided on the side of the Confederacy.
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.
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 William Drayton in Philadelphia to Thomas S. Grimke referencing the ownership of plats of land previously belonging to his late grandfather, Thomas Drayton, located in the parishes of St. Helena and Prince William. A sketch of the plat of land is attached.
Letter from Alex Campbell in London, England to Theodore Grimke-Drayton in Munich, Germany. Campbell describes having taken leave from his military regiment (in Ireland) and his plans to spend the winter in Paris.
Letter from Elizabeth Caroline Grimke to her sisters Angelina Grimke and Mrs. Anna Rutledge Grimke Frost regarding the death of their brother Thomas Smith Grimke, and the impact it had on his widow and a family member named John.
A lengthy letter from Daniel Drake, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Thomas S. Grimke's widow details her late husband's visit to Ohio to address the Erodelphian Society's annual meeting at Miami University, his illness (having been exposed to cholera), and his final days before his death.
A letter from Thomas S. Grimke to Philadelphia bookseller Thomas Kite, asking his opinion of Mr. Price, an attorney, but also giving details on military preparations and a fear of violence over the nullification issue in Charleston.
A letter from Thomas S. Grimke to James McAdam of the Belfast Natural History Society offering copies of his publications and his thoughts on the influence of Christianity on the United States and the need for biblically influenced education over classical and mathematical education
A bill of sale to Sarah Marie Drayton for the purchase of five slaves from the estate of Mrs. Ann D. Perry. James W. Gray, the commisioner of the Court of Equity facilitated the sale. The sale includes the guarantee to the purchaser of "the future issue of the Females"--meaning any future children will be the property of the purchaser. The back of the document includes several worn statements regarding the legality of the sale.
Letter from William Gill, James Johnson, William Greu, and Isaac A. [Kerlark?], the committee of the Temperance Society of 'F' Company, 2nd Regiment of Artillery, stationed at Fort Moultrie, to Thomas S. Grimke, President of the South Carolina Temperance Society regarding becoming an auxiliary organization.
Letter from Thomas S. Grimke, President of the South Carolina Temperance Society, to William Gill, James Johnson, William Greu, and Isaac A. [Kerlark?], the committee of the Temperance Society of 'F' Company, 2nd Regiment of Artillery, stationed at Fort Moultrie, recommending that their organization receive auxiliary status within a soon-to-be-established state temperance society.
Letter from J.F. Heilman, President of the Charleston Temperance Society, to Thomas S. Grimke, President of the South Carolina Temperance Society, in reference to a newly formed Temperance Society of 'F' Company, 2nd Regiment of Artillery, stationed at Ft. Moultrie.
A bill of sale to Thomas S. Grimke for the purchase of a slave boy named Agrissa from Sarah Marie Drayton. The back of the document includes a signed statement, possibly from an attorney, verifying the legality of the bill of sale.
Form letter from Yale College (possibly to parents of students) regarding Sophomore Class's failure to "perform" required recitations. In margins of form letter Theodore Drayton Grimke includes a message to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, in which he details specifics of the controversy with Yale's sophomore class.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, from "Middletown" (Middleton Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina?). Drayton-Grimke describes his studies in Trigonometry and reading Homer.
A bill of sale to Thomas S. Grimke for the purchase of a slave named August from Francis Giraud, who is described as "sound sober and no runaway." The back of the form includes a signed statement by attorney John Ward regarding the bill of sale.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, written from New Haven, Connecticut while attending Yale. Drayton-Grimke writes that he hasn't heard from his father regarding Drayton-Grimke's debts and that he will end up in a debtor's prison if they are not paid.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, written from New Haven, Connecticut while attending Yale. Drayton-Grimke acknowledges the receipt of his father's "kind letter" and describes his daily routine of studies at Yale.
An 1828 letter from Grimke, with annotations by Alfred Huger, as chairman of the Congressional Delegation, about Grimke's refusal to be part of the committee to cast a ballot for President, not agreeing with either Andrew Jackson ("an unfit Man for the Presidency") or John Quincy Adams.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, written from New Haven, Connecticut while attending Yale. Drayton-Grimke writes about his aspiration to become valedictorian and requests that his father send several school books.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, written from New Haven, Connecticut while attending Yale. Drayton-Grimke writes about traveling to New York and getting into (financial?) trouble.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, describing his "foolish" behavior in New York City (wasting money on wine for "other gentlemen," tickets to plays, and clothing) and the subsequent debt he fell into.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, written from New Haven, Connecticut while attending Yale. Drayton-Grimke writes about studying algebra and geometry and describes a recent English composition prize that he won (a work of Shakespeare's).
A letter to Thomas S. Grimke from Reverend Jasper Adams from Geneva, New York expressing his views on classical education, especially for the upper class; constitutional history; the new Southern Review; and the improvements at the College of Charleston in which Adams expresses his continuing interest.
Letters of Mary Smith Grimke, wife of John Faucheraud Grimke, to her daughter, Anna Rutledge Grimke Frost (1795-1882), in Philadelphia, regarding the drowning death of her son, Benjamin (1798-1825) and his child, her grieving daughter-in-law Mary Augusta Barron Grimke (1806-1843) and the return of the bodies to Charleston, to be buried in St. Paul's cemetery. With references to settling of her husband's (?) estate, a note to her granddaughter as well and references to "Sally" (Sarah) and Angelina Grimke, especially the latter's turning to religion, attending Presbyterian services, giving up fashionable company and dress and becoming more like her sister Sarah.
A letter from Benjamin King (Ft. Moultrie, 1826) describes the wreck of the ship Harvest off the coast of North Carolina in which Lieutenant Benjamin Grimke and his infant daughter were drowned, but which his wife and King survived; with details on their shipwreck on Boddy's Island, wreckers salvaging the ship, burial of the dead and travel to Roanoke.
Letters of Mary Smith Grimke, wife of John Faucheraud Grimke, to her daughter, Anna Rutledge Grimke Frost (1795-1882), in Philadelphia, regarding the drowning death of her son, Benjamin (1798-1825) and his child, her grieving daughter-in-law Mary Augusta Barron Grimke (1806-1843).
Legal investigation surrounding Thomas Drayton's will. Lawyers King and Petigru question Thomas Wilson, Drayton's brother-in-law, about drawing up Drayton's will, Drayton's executorship, and other issues.
Letter to Sarah Moore Grimke in Wilmington, North Carolina, from Charles Wharton responding to her request for information about her father with references to their friends in common. Wharton met John F. Grimke while he (Wharton) was in seminary school and Grimke was traveling Europe.
A letter from a Mr. [Hickly?] in response to a message by Thomas S. Grimke requesting information about his (Grimke's) father. Hickly writes that illness had kept him from writing previously. Hickly describes his acquaintance with Grimke's father: both were officers in a regiment of artillery during the Revolutionary War and both were made privates at the fall of Charleston. Hickly describes the elder Grimke as a brave officer. Hickly mentions the battle of Stono Ferry.
A partial letter from an unnamed writer to Thomas S. Grimke describing the writer's acquaintance with Grimke's father. The writer describes the patriotism of "persons educated at Westminster" and describes Grimke's father's service during the Revolutionary War as admirable.
A receipt and attached letter to Sarah Moore Grimke from William McKenny in New York City and Jacob Harvey regarding the erection, inspection, and payment for a tombstone memorial to her father, John F. Grimke.
A short letter from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to Thomas S. Grimke. Pinckney mentions that he will pass along a memorandum [of Grimke's father's death?] to his (Pinckney's) brother, as Pinckney's brother and Grimke's father were at Westminster school together and in the same military company.
A six-page letter from Thomas Pinckney to Thomas Grimke describing his acquaintance with Grimke's father. Pinckney attended Westminster School with the elder Grimke and also studied law at "the Temple" together. Pinckney describes his time Charleston during the Revolutionary War with Thomas Grimke's father.
Legal document from the heirs of John Wilson's estate forbidding (their brother?) Thomas Wilson from paying out money to James Stanyarne from the same estate. The document is undersigned by John H. Wilson, William S. Wilson, and Sarah E. Wilson, and witnessed by William Jasper.
An anonymous (name blotted out) letter postmarked Richmond, Virginia to Thomas S. Grimke notes the author's legislative and public duties and describes British attacks on Virginia and the effect it will have on the state's raising troops and weakening confidence in the federal government.
List of slaves belonging to "The Wilsons" (Algernon and Thomas Wilson?) under mortgage to Thomas Drayton. The list includes sections devoted to the names of slaves who had died or been sold while under mortgage. Includes a note from Thomas Smith Grimke seeking more information.
Promissory note from Thomas Drayton promising to return a security deposit to Algernon and Thomas Wilson once debts had been paid. The Wilsons owed Drayton "three notes" (of varying monetary amounts). Middleton plantation is mentioned.