Letter from Edward Barnwell to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, discussing news from South Carolina College. Barnwell reports a recent fire in the school chapel that he helped extinguish and describes his participation in a serenade of female students at the Barhamville Academy. 1850.
Copy of a plat of land containing 200 acres situated near Godfrey Savana in St. Bartholomew’s Parish. Names associated with this plat include Edward Fenwick, Egerton Leigh, John Brown, Hugh Crawford, John McQueen, Owen Bowen and Thomas Jones. Notable geographic locations include Godfrey's Savana [Savannah].
Fragments and narratives describing cities visited, often with notations re principal industries, amusements, transportation, etc. Cities visited include Paris, Ghent, Frankfurt, London, Liverpool, Sheffield, & Birmingham.
An ambrotype cased in a diptych constructed of wood covered with leather. The ambrotype depicts an African American man dressed in a Union military uniform. The front and back panels of the diptych are engraved with the same pattern.
Hand-colored engraving depicting a Jewish woman and a Jewish merchant from Algiers. Engraving by Andreas Geiger. From the series Costume Bild zur Theaterzeitung. Published Vienna: Burea der allgem. Theaterz.
The pamphlet contains the Public Proceedings Relating to Calvary Church. The appendix contains the reports of the sub-committees and the written replies from those interrogated. The discourse stresses the role of paternalism in the treatment and teaching of the gospel to enslaved peoples. Many of the questions included in the interrogation refers to the modes employed when 'communicating religious instruction' to enslaved peoples. Originally bound in v. 22 of the Thomas Smith Grimke pamphlet collection.
The quilt depicts the Tree of Life pattern in chintz applique on white cotton. At the base of the tree are appliqued scenes portraying pagodas, a male figure blowing a horn, another male figure chopping wood, and a lady carrying a basket of fruit. Peacocks and other birds of varying sizes are perched on the branches. Floral motifs and butterflies are throughout the quilt. The quilt is bordered with roses, forget-me-nots, buds, and leaves mitered at the corners. The whole quilt is bound by twill tape. The quilting inside the border is of interlocking 1 1/2" circles, while the quilting on the border is diagonal straight lines about 3/4" apart. The backing is made of three strips. The front fabric behind the applique is composed of two 30" strips and one 18 1/4" strip. Includes detail Objects of Tree of Life and border.
The quilt depicts forty-nine squares with a cluster of grapes in each block. The blocks are separated by green calico sashing. The border is floral chintz. Predominate shades include pink and green. Muslin backing, thin batting and binding.
This sermon, preached in several of the Protestant Episcopal Churches in Charleston, in November and December 1849, was authored by Paul Trapier, Minister of Calvary Church. The speech charges the members of the congregation with living a life of mission in sharing the gospel with those enslaved to their care.