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.