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.