Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother from college in Princeton, New Jersey. He thanks her for the shirts she sent and requests some good cotton or silk stockings which are "difficult to be got in Princeton." He mentions a carriage accident involving his aunt and his desire to visit Philadelphia for vacation. 4p.
In a letter to his mother from Princeton, New Jersey, Nathaniel Heyward writes at length about the death of a local friend and acknowledges receipt of $400 dollars he is to split with his brother for expenses. 4p.
William H. W. Barnwell, from Laurel Bay Plantation, writes to friend Edgar Day in Catskill, New York. After 4 years without correspondence, Barnwell apprises Day of his marriage, the birth of his first child and his religious conversion during a revival in Gillisonville, SC. He also speaks of forming a local temperance society and hopes to establish "one upon my plantation among my Negroes." January 18, 1832.
In a letter to his mother from London, William Manigault Heyward inquires about other family members including his brothers "Nat", Joseph, Arthur and Charles and sisters Ann and Elizabeth. He comments vividly about the social scene in London and admits after seven months he has wearied of it, having "been to so many balls, events, concerts, dinner parties, plays, operas, masquerades, etc." He mentions socializing in London with several prominent Charleston families including Pinckney, Middleton, Izard and Rutledge. He also describes firsthand the events surrounding the arrest of radical MP Francis Burdett, who was famously imprisoned in the Tower of London for libelling the House of Commons, even participating in the protests outside Burdett's house "to satisfy my curiosity and see what a London mob is." 8p.
In this letter Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother about his travels from Philadelphia to New York via Princeton and New Haven. While in New Haven he tours a woolen cloth factory and looks up a friend at Yale University. While touring Yale he stumbles upon the grave of a relative, Benjamin Heyward. 4p.
William H. W. Barnwell writes to Edgar B. Day about his less than pious youth, his progress in taking religious orders, being called to Pendleton, SC, to preach and the religious instruction of his slaves. He comments that his "Northern Brethren,would not revile me for keeping as bondsmen in the flesh, those who I am striving to make free in the Spirit." June 28, 1832.
Unsigned letter sent from Philadelphia. The writer tells her mother to thank her father for sending money. She reports that she went to St. Stephens Church, and saw Laurel Hill Cemetery, Girard College, and Fairmount. She also states that there will be a Torchlight Procession with 7,000 people that evening.
Letter sent from Paris from Nathaniel Heyward to his father. Nathaniel tells his father about his future plans to travel around England and describes in detail the Louvre Museum and the artwork he has seen. In a postscript, he comments on the joy felt in Paris upon hearing the news of the fall of Valencia during the Peninsular War. 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward letter to his mother from Cherbourg, France. In the letter Nathaniel describes the difficulty his party has had in securing passports to leave France and writes of his eagerness to get to London to meet up with his Aunt Heyward. 4p.
Letter from William Heyward to his mother from London. William writes of issues he has had in procuring a passport and describes a lengthy visit to Liverpool. He mentions some of the purchases he has made for the family back home and relays the news that his brother Nathaniel has recently arrived in England from France. 4p.
The minutes cover all the special and regular meetings of the organization. Members attending are listed and there are various lists throughout the volume, detailing the approximately 100 or so men and women who belonged. Topics were discussed, at first, in both Yiddish and English. Dues were collected and there are frequent mentions of the need to raise more funds for specific causes, and the need to energize the populations of Charleston and South Carolina for Zionism.
Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day discussing the religious conversion of family members and mutual friends. Barnwell also touches upon slavery and the religious instruction of slaves, writing that "our religious friends at the North form mistaken views of us at the South on this subject." November 7, 1832.
Letter from William Heyward to his father from White Sulphur Springs in (now) West Virginia. William writes about the spring's health benefits and comments that he swallowed "thirteen glasses" of the spring water "with the hope that it will carry off any Bile that my stomach may be charged with." He also mentions visiting the natural bridge near Lexington, Va--"a wonderful and sublime sight." 4p.
A letter from Mrs. Withers thanking her friend for sending a package containing a dress pattern, some tobacco for Mr. Withers, and some items for Mrs. Huger. Mrs. Huger also requests some preserved fruit be sent in the fall.
Letter from Hetty Heyward to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty comments mostly about family affairs and health, frequently mentioning the "Fever" plaguing the area, and looks forward to a trip from Charleston to Beaufort to visit her mother. 4p.
Letter of thanks from Sarah Dehon of the Charleston Protestant Episcopal Domestic Missionary Society to Revd William H. W. Barnwell for remarks made on their behalf during a recent sermon given by Barnwell. February 7, 1834.
A letter from Anna Bella Wilkinson to her father, who is in Charleston for business. She discusses her trips to Town, and passes on an apology from her mother for not packing Dr. Wilkinson's shaving apparatus.
Letter from William Manigault Heyward to his mother. Heyward mentions a drought that has severely hurt his rice crop and writes about hunting, fishing and daily rides with his wife Susan. 4p. June 20th, 1816.
A letter written from Philadelphia, reacting to news of a serious illness in Anna Wilkinson's family. The writer wishes to come visit the Wilkinson family, but is concerned about the "severity of the laws".
In this letter, Emma apologizes for not keeping in touch with Anna since Emma's marriage, and reports that she has traveled frequently, from Beaufort to Charleston to Savannah and back. She also laments the damage done to Charleston by a fire, particularly the destruction of its two Methodist churches.
Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother-in-law in Beaufort about purchasing a carriage for her in Charleston. He suggests that it would be wise to spend more money on a finely crafted one than one from an "inferior workman at a lower rate." He mentions news of his children and that his youngest, Nat, has been recently vaccinated. 3p.
Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to friend Edgar B. Day. Barnwell writes of the death of a sister and the birth of a son, and asks Day for advice on making amends for his injurious conduct to others while at law school in Litchfield, Conn. March 5, 1833.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from her Combahee plantation to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty keeps her mother abreast of the latest news in the family and mentions a busy social schedule and an upcoming Heyward family wedding in Charleston. 4p.
A letter from Dr. Willis Wilkinson to his daughter, from New York. He writes that he heard of the gale and the cholera outbreak in the Carolinas and for those reasons, he is coming home earlier than planned.
Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother-in-law in Beaufort from his Combahee plantation. He apologizes for being unable to fill some of her commissions and informs her he is sending barrels of rice and flour to her when her boat arrives. 3p.
A letter from Anna Bella Wilkinson to her mother, sharing family news from Charleston. Anna reports that Mary has a family of goslings, and that Ellen was recently vaccinated. She also discusses the high cost of renting a house, and says that small houses are renting for $600 per year.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from her Combahee plantation to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty sends her mother a list of items for her to purchase and $40 to cover the cost and thanks her for her pickled oysters and artichokes. 3p.
A letter from C.G. Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, his sister-in-law. He reports that Anna's father will not be able to travel to Savannah to accompany Anna and Sarah home. He also wants to hear her narrative of the Ogeechee reform and its effect upon the behavior of the slaves.
A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, her sister. She tries to clear up some confusion brought about by letters from their mother and Virginia. She says she does not have much news, and talks about Ellen (her daughter).
Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. In her letter Hetty laments losing her children's nurse and writes frequently about the "Fever" plaguing the lowcountry. 3p.
A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, her sister. She writes from Greenville, and reports that they will soon start home, although her husband will first go to Flat Rock, N.for a railroad convention. She also tells stories about her daughter Alice.
Letter from William Manigault Heyward to his mother while traveling in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Heyward writes about spending time at "Mr. Smiths" in Black Point, New Jersey, arriving just after the departure of exiled Spanish King Joseph Bonaparte from the estate. He comments on the pine barrens of New Jersey and writes of socializing with Charlestonians General George Izard and Ben Huger. 4p. September 15th, 1817.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the continuing saga surrounding her children's nurse and briefs her mother on the politics of the Ladies Benevolent Society that she is part of. 4p.
William H. W. Barnwell writes to Edgar B. Day about the religious conversion of mutual friends, his busy ministry in Charleston, the plans to build a new Episcopal church in Charleston and recent anti-abolitionist riots in New York City. August 11, 1834.
Letter written to Anna Bella Wilkinson from an unknown sender with the initials P.G.E. She writes to express her concern about Emma Elliot's engagement to John Barnwell - she feels that he is not pious enough, though he does have good moral character.
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.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the lingering sickness pervading the lowcountry and worries about the health of her husband Nathaniel who she fears may have gone to their plantation too early "as we have had no frost yet." 4p.
A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, her sister. She writes from Greenville, thanking Anna for writing, as hers was the first letter from home she had received. She talks of visiting neighbors, and talks about her children.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her sister, Mary Smith, in Beaufort. Hetty writes about their recent stay at the Jones' establishment on Sullivan's Island and comments on the families who were vactioning there with them. 4p.
Letter from Rev. Stephen H. Tyng to William H. W. Barnwell discussing the state of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA. Tyng also mentions the death of "Mr. Grimke" of Charleston and wishes Barnwell luck in his ministry. October 30, 1834.
Letter written by William Wilkinson to his father. He writes from school, reflecting that if he had studied more he could have entered the freshman class. He assures his father that it is warm enough to not need a cloak.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty thanks her mother for the watermelons that she sent and gives a short financial account of items she is shipping to Beaufort. 3p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the various items she is shipping her mother via Capt. Bythewood, the health of her children, and comments that the "weather is very unfavourable for the Cotton planters." 4p.
Letter from Rev. Edward E. Ford in Augusta, GA, to William H. W. Barnwell requesting that Barnwell procure some religious tracts for him in Charleston. On the letter Barnwell has annotated the costs and freight associated with the purchase. December 9, 1834.
A letter from Virginia Wilkinson Belin at Sandy Knowe plantation to her mother, Eleanora Wilkinson. She informs her mother that she will be visiting in the next 2 weeks, and asks her to prepare her room with camphor to keep the bugs away. She also says that she will be sending a puppy named Rollo a few days ahead of her.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Combahee to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty informs her mother that they are "home" at their plantation on the Combahee after a journey of three days from Charleston. They are not quite settled yet "as the Sloop has not yet arrived with our Servants and baggage." 3p.
Letter from Nicodemus? Aldrich to William H. W. Barnwell informing him that he has arrived at Bristol College, PA, to begin his studies as a beneficiary of the "Education Society." (Attached to the letter is an 1832 printed circular sent from Paul Trapier informing Barnwell of his election to the standing committee of the "Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society.") April 18, 1835.
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.
Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to wife Catherine Barnwell containing excerpts from the journal kept by him and his son, Robert, on their trip by barouche to Columbia, SC. Barnwell writes of passing out tracts and testimonials to travelers he passes including several groups of South Carolina soldiers returning from war in Florida. He notes the places they stop to eat and sleep and describes the countryside they traverse. At Columbia he describes meeting family members, including brother, Robert, and mentions Dr. Francis Lieber on a visit to Columbia College.
Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, to inform her he has arrived in Charleston and is looking into schooling for his oldest child. He reports about an early heat wave mitigated by the plentiful supply of ice due to the recent arrival of an "opposition establishment...up against the original importer." He also comments on the "general stagnation of business" resulting, he writes, in the "terrapin system." 4p.
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.
Anna Wilkinson writes to her mother concerning her mother's offer to come stay with her during her illness. Anna says that she is welcome to stay with her, but that the room is warm so her mother may be more comfortable staying at her own house. She also mentions a way to use quicksilver to keep away bugs.
Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about a perilous trip from Coosaw island to Charleston aboard a leaky schooner that required "all hands constantly at the pump." He mentions that he has secured passage on the 'Georgia Packet' for a summer trip north but may have to skip Philadelphia because of news the "Yellow fever has shown itself" there. 4p.