Statement of receipts and expenditures for the construction of Vernizobre Bank ("bank" believed to refer to a river bank or dyke). Earliest date appearing on the document is an expenditure to the contractor in 1854. 2p.
Letter from William Finley Barnwell at South Carolina College to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, thanking her for a box of food. Barnwell adds that a recently injured eye might prevent him from doing well on his upcoming examinations. ca. 1859.
Plat of 19 acres in St. Andrew’s Parish. A corn field is noted as is a public road along with the neighboring property owners. Little other detail. Names associated with this plat are James C. Perry, Cook, Sault, Benjamin, F.R.N. [?] Smith, Dinzhals [?], S. Charles, and Cattell.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about a washing machine he has purchased for her and includes a recipe for soap. He also informs her of a calf he is sending via his servant "Aleck" and tells her to "let the negroes know that if it is missing, I will have every one on the plantation punished." 1859.
Plat of 288 acres of land situated on Wadmalaw Island. Names associated with this plat are William Weston, Jonathan Runnel, James Clarks, Benjamin Allston [?], and Henry Treads. Notable geographic locations include Wadmalaw River, Wadmalaw Island, Bain Bluff, and Charleston District.
Nearly daily journal of travel through Nice, Monaco, Genoa, Leghorn, Rome (where she visited Harriet Hosmer and other sculptors' studios), Pompeii and Herculaneum, Florence, Mantua, Milan, Venice, Trieste (glimpsing Emperor Franz Joseph III), Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin and Paris, where the family stayed. Just after the family left Italy, the second war for Italian independence broke out, and she mentions Austrian troop movements and her sympathies for the Italian side. In Paris, she mentions Ransom Calhoun & Mr. Preston, Mr. Ogier, Dr. Horlbeck & family, "Miss Lewis, the poetess," Boston Editor Bigelow, and Senator Charles Sumner, with an allusion to his caning by Preston Brooks; with visit to a synagogue. Frequent references to beggars, family members, and detailed descriptions of artwork seen and admired. Diary begins very soon after the death of her brother, David Henry Mordecai, and she often references her sadness over the loss.
Hand-colored engraving depicting peoples of Africa, including a Jewish girl from Algiers and a Jewish woman from Morocco. Engraving by Pierre after a drawing by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux. Printed Paris: Laurent imp. Published Paris: Dufour, Mulat et Boulanger.
This broadside is one of 15 found in the Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860. This broadside shows a sale of 99 slaves being sold "under decree in equity" by the Charleston Master in Equity, James W. Gray, resulting from the court case Sanders vs. Sanders, et al. The auction is advertised as taking place on Tuesday, January 11th 1859 at 12 noon at the courthouse. The broadside lists the name and age of each enslaved person, except for those simply listed as an infant. The advertisement also has the term "Town Negroes" next to names of a group of individuals.
A set of annual reports of the the Fire Department from 1859-1872. Reports missing for years 1862-1865. The annual reports open with a statement from the Fire Chief and include multiple lists of department expenses, financial cost of fires, the cause of the fires, and locations of city property pertaining to the fire department.