Detailed notebook with lists of slaves and cloth (in yards?) assigned to them at Rotterdam, Myrtle Grove, Hamburgh and Copenhagen Plantations from 1850 -1852. Also includes lists of "Blankets to Infants" and "Blankets to young negroes". 17p.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, informing her of the studious habits of his brother, Edward, who has recently joined him at South Carolina College. January 14, 1850.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, halfway through his final examination at South Carolina College and gives his opinion regarding the competition for highest honors he is engaged in with James Rion. November 14, 1850.
Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with news from South Carolina College. Barnwell writes of avoiding dancing at a recent party and gives his opinion of Charleston "beer." May 15, 1850.
Printed circular announcing a special meeting of the Board of Trustees for the General Theological Seminary in New York to elect a Professor of Systematic Divinity, with a list of candidates. October 2, 1850.
1850-1859, 1840-1849, 1830-1839, 1800-1809, 1810-1819, 1820-1829, and 1790-1799
The A.B Flagg Medical Day Book, 1792-1853, is the medical account of Doctor Arthur Belin Flagg. This book includes descriptions of medical treatments and a list of fees for medical services for plantation families and slaves. The details includes the names of the plantation owners and the names of the enslaved peoples. Also recorded in this account book is Dr. Flagg's visit to the military location Camp Magill in Waccamaw, South Carolina to treat wounded soldiers during the Civil War in 1861.The last section of the book was written starting from the back of the book resulting in upside down pages. The names of the enslaved people are listed as:
Amelia, Ananias, Aplira, Beck, Ben, Betsy, Betty, Beu, Billy, Bina, Bob, Brutus, Caesar, Carolina, Catty, Charles, Charlotte, Chrysilla, Clara, Cyrus, Delia, Dianah, Emiline, Flora, Francis, Gabriel, Hampton, Hariet, Henrietta, Henry, Hep, Jack, James, Jane, Jenny, Johny, Joseph, Judy, Juno, Letty, Louisia, Lucy, Lydia, Margaret, Martha, Mary, May, Melia, Mia, Monday, Note, Nurse, Patty, Peggy, Polly, Prince, Priscilla, Rhina, Rose, Sally, Sam/Samuel, Sarah, Scripio, Smart, Stewart, Tom, and Will/William
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to his mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about his current academic standing as he attempts to graduate from South Carolina College with the highest marks in his class. March 2, 1850.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with news from South Carolina College. Barnwell writes of discouraging his brother, Edward, from dancing and describes his competition with James Rion for highest honors. October 5, 1850.
Edward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, from South Carolina College describing the various societies he has joined, including a military company. Included in the letter is a note to his younger brother, William. February 19, 1850.
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.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, concerning financial accounts at South Carolina College, preparations for a school sponsored eulogy for John C. Calhoun and Robert's plans after graduation. April 5, 1850.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with updates on the close competition between Barnwell and James Rion for High honors at graduation. Barnwell notes that some students are "betting as much as $100 on either side." October 25, 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.
From 1850 to 1851, Thomas Small captained the English merchant ship "Robert Small" on his 11th voyage to China and the East. In this private diary, Captain Small reveals the intense loneliness of command and details the longing he feels for the wife and newborn son he left behind. He comments on marriage, child-rearing, and religion, and frequently expresses his desire to find employment "ashore" to better provide for his family. In addition to these personal entries, he provides rich details of a mid-nineteenth century life at sea. Daily nautical annotations are augmented with comments about the crew, rations, frequent communications with passing ships, and his waning hope in obtaining a profitable cargo of tea in China. 126 pages. Full text.
Letter from William Henry Heyward to James Heyward about his travels in Rome. He describes the coliseum and St. Peter's Basilica in detail, writes about attending Christmas mass held by the Pope and comments on what news he has heard about secession talk in America. 8p.
1850-1859, 1840-1849, 1830-1839, 1810-1819, and 1820-1829
A small pillow, hand sewn with faded mattress ticking and stuffed with lambswool, uncovered during 2020 investigations of the Nathaniel Russell Kitchen House. Pillow was discovered under the floorboards in the front of the fireplace in the west enslaved quarter. Pillow measures 4"x5".
The Andrew Hasell Medical Account Book between the years 1845-1856 is a book listing Dr. Andrew Hasell's visitations to ill or injured patients on various plantations throughout Georgetown County, South Carolina. His book documents the diseases, injuries, surgical procedures, medical fees and deaths of patients that include enslaved men, women, and children.
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 broadside is one of 15 found in the Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860. This broadside advertises a slave auction of 44 slaves from St. Johns Berkeley held at the slave mart on Chalmers Street by P.J. Porcher and Baya. The year is not given, but the broadside advertises that the sale will take place on Tuesday the 8th, and February is handwritten above the day given. The broadside lists the names, ages, and, for some, previous experiences or health conditions of the slaves for sale. It also describes that the slaves are accustomed to the cultivation of cotton and provisions in St. Johns Berkeley.
This broadside is one of 15 found in the Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860. This broadside advertises a slave auction of 67 slaves held at Ryan's mart on Chalmers Street by Louis D. DeSaussure "by order of executor of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Barnwell". The year is not given, but the advertisement lists the sale as taking place on Wednesday the 19th, and January is handwritten above the date. The broadside lists the names, ages, and, for some, previous experiences or health conditions of the slaves for sale. It also describes that the slaves are "accustomed to the culture of sea island cotton and provisions in Beaufort district".
This broadside is one of 15 found in the Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860. This broadside advertises a slave auction of 65 slaves held at the slave mart on Chalmers Street by James Tupper, Charleston Master in Equity. The year and month is not given, but the advertisement lists the sale as taking place on Tuesday, the 10th. The broadside lists the names, ages, and, for some, previous experiences or health conditions of the slaves for sale.
1850-1859, 1840-1849, 1830-1839, 1810-1819, and 1820-1829
A small wooden brush with fine hairs uncovered during 2020 investigations of Nathaniel Russell House Kitchen House. Brush discovered under the floorboards in the front of the fireplace in the east enslaved quarter. Dates to period of enslavement.