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.