Letter from Joseph Walker Barnwell, Gottingen, Germany, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell discusses South Carolina Reconstruction politics and the dissatisfaction with Governor Robert Scott, and details a day trip with fellow students to explore castle ruins along the Werre River southwest of Gottingen.
Letter from Allard Belin Barnwell, Savannah, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell discusses his salary and expenses and describes a recent business trip where, to save time, he jumped off the train as he passed his destination rather than get off miles ahead at the depot stop. November 10, 1870.
Letter from Ann Barnwell Mazyck to sister, Mary Elliott Barnwell, with a description of her two young children and the preparations they are making in advance of moving to a farm near Flat Rock, NC. The last page is written by her sister, Esther Hutson Barnwell, instructing Mary to care for her house plants. November 11, 1870.
Letter from Joseph Daniel Pope to James B. Heyward concerning a recent monetary judgment against Heyward. Pope assures Heyward that his firm vigorously defended him and that the plaintiff sought a lot more in damages than were awarded. 2p. December 28, 1870.
Letter from James B. Heyward to Joseph Daniel Pope concerning a recent monetary judgment against him. Heyward asks Pope to look into the matter and thinks it may have something to do with an ongoing dispute with Frank Myers concerning property Heyward rented during the war. 4p. December 27, 1870.
Letter from Selina McCarthy Graham, Edingsville, SC, to Mary Elliott Barnwell, discussing her family's plan to plant some acreage on Edisto Island and the "disgusting society" of Edistonians. She makes fun of her neighbor in Edingsville, a classmate of Mary's, and alludes to the loss of Mary's house. December 4, 1870.
Letter from Selina McCarthy Graham, Edingsville, SC, to cousin, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Graham, future husband of Allard Belin Barnwell, writes of news of mutual friends and family members. November 19, 1870.
Photographic reproduction of a painting by Hermann Junker depicting a Yom Kippur service held by Rabbi Isaak Blumenstein of Mannheim for Jewish soldiers during the Franco-Prussian War. Photographic reproduction by Hermann Emden. Published Frankfurt am Main: Verlag v. Heinrich Keller.
Photographic reproduction of a painting by Hermann Junker depicting a Yom Kippur service for Jewish soldiers during the Franco-Prussian War. Photographic reproduction by Hermann Emden. Published Frankfurt am Main: Verlag v. Heinrich Keller.
Esther Hutson Barnwell writes to brother, Stephen Elliott Barnwell, from Asheville, NC, where she is visiting her sister, Ann Barnwell Mazyck, for the christening of her goddaughter. Barnwell alludes to the upcoming marriages of Stephen and their brother, Allard, and mentions a trip to Cincinnati by another brother, Joseph. October 22, 1870.
Letter from Allard Belin Barnwell, Savannah, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing his employment with Jno. Gardner & Co. In a postscript, Barnwell writes that he has informed his future wife, Selina McCarthy Graham, of their understanding that they are to be married when his salary reaches $1200. November 28, 1870.
Joseph Walker Barnwell, Gottingen, Germany, writes to unknown family member discussing the current political situations among the countries of Europe, including England, France, Germany, Austro-Hungary and Russia.