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 Mary Wilkinson Memminger to her mother. She mentions Stanna's [Anna Wilkinson's] trouble with her foot, and describes her daily afternoon ritual with her children, including sitting on the piazza and having tea. She also describes some health problems her daughter Ellen has been suffering.
Mary Wilkinson Memminger writes to her mother, chastising her for not writing. She also shares news from Charleston, including the news that her daughter Ellen has returned to Montpelier Institute, a school for girls in Georgia run by Bishop Stephen Elliott. She also informs her mother that they have met a distant cousin, a Dr. Borland, a sugar planter who lives in Louisiana.
A letter from an ill woman seeking financial aid from the St. Andrew's Society to pay her rent so that she can get her own place and not rely on the charity of her friend who took her in and cared for her.
A letter from an married woman requesting the financial aid of the St. Andrew's Society. It is followed by a note from three men, a minster and two elders, who are verifying that she remains unmarried to the best of their knowledge.
An accounting of a women petitioning St. Andrew's Society on behalf of her husband for a land grant of 400 acres. The accounting includes three men noting their recommendations she be granted the land and certifying her story.
A letter to John F. Grimke from James Delaine in Charleston, South Carolina. Delaine thanks Grimke for his offer of service if a war breaks out with France in St. Domingo following the Emancipation of revolted slaves. Delaine describes the different socioeconomic classes that exist in St. Domingo and the probability of French intervention following the revolution.
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.
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).
A short letter from George Reid, Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati, to John F. Grimke regarding starting a society chapter in South Carolina. Reid notes that a meeting will be held at "William's Coffee House" to discuss the matter further.
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.
In this letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to her mother, Eleanora Wilkinson, Mary shares news from Charleston. She discusses two deaf-mute children who came to stay with her on their way to an institute in Hartford.
A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, her sister. She writes from Greenville, reporting that the weather has been very stormy and rainy. She talks about her children, and plans for their stay at Mamma's house in Charleston.
A letter from a man seeking financial aid from the St. Andrew's Society based on his destitution, lack of home, and being new to Charleston. The letter makes note of correspondence being lost which was meant to be sent to the St. Andrew's Society on behalf of the petitioner.
A letter from a man seeking financial aid from the St. Andrew's Society based on old age and having all of his valuables taken from him by "Creek-Indians" who he traded to for thirty years. The second half of the page is a recommendation note who is testifying to the petitioner's character.
A letter from a woman petitioning the St. Andrew's Society for a renewal of financial aid based on her husband's death and being left with an infant child. The letter states that the woman is able to provide for herself and child partly on her own through working.
A letter from a man recently arrived in Charleston, SC and seeking to return by ship back to Leith, Scotland with the financial aid of the St. Andrew's Society. He writes of his financial destitution and fear that without their assistance he and his wife will die from starvation.
In this two-page, handwritten letter, Warren Hubert Moise writes to his nephew Edwin Warren Moise (b. 1889), thanking him for the cards he sent from his trip to New Orleans. W. H. Moise describes the location of the old family home in Jefferson City, discusses inscriptions on the Moise tomb, and notes that his uncle Theodore Sidney Moise (b. 1808) was not buried in New Orleans; rather, "[h]is remains were taken to Charleston S.C." Moise concludes the letter by speculating on the location of "Uncle’s portrait" by Paul Edouard Poincy, whose name he misspells "Poincie."
In this six-page, handwritten letter Warren Hubert Moise writes to his nephew, Edwin Warren Moise (b. 1889), about a trip he took to Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. He also discusses his father, Edwin Warren Moise (b. 1810), whose death in 1868 left the family in financial distress.