Letter from Joseph Walker Barnwell, Gottingen, Germany, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell discusses South Carolina Reconstruction politics and the dissatisfaction with Governor Robert Scott, and details a day trip with fellow students to explore castle ruins along the Werre River southwest of Gottingen.
Letter from Allard Belin Barnwell, Savannah, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell discusses his salary and expenses and describes a recent business trip where, to save time, he jumped off the train as he passed his destination rather than get off miles ahead at the depot stop. November 10, 1870.
Letter from Ann Barnwell Mazyck to sister, Mary Elliott Barnwell, with a description of her two young children and the preparations they are making in advance of moving to a farm near Flat Rock, NC. The last page is written by her sister, Esther Hutson Barnwell, instructing Mary to care for her house plants. November 11, 1870.
Meeting minutes volume kept by the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Board of Trustees, 1866-1875. The entries in this volume concern all synagogue business, finances, membership, and plans of the amalgamation between the KKBE and Shearith Israel congregations. This volume also includes entries from 1863 regarding destruction caused in the midst of the Civil War.
Letter from Joseph Daniel Pope to James B. Heyward concerning a recent monetary judgment against Heyward. Pope assures Heyward that his firm vigorously defended him and that the plaintiff sought a lot more in damages than were awarded. 2p. December 28, 1870.
Letter from James B. Heyward to Joseph Daniel Pope concerning a recent monetary judgment against him. Heyward asks Pope to look into the matter and thinks it may have something to do with an ongoing dispute with Frank Myers concerning property Heyward rented during the war. 4p. December 27, 1870.
Letter from Selina McCarthy Graham, Edingsville, SC, to Mary Elliott Barnwell, discussing her family's plan to plant some acreage on Edisto Island and the "disgusting society" of Edistonians. She makes fun of her neighbor in Edingsville, a classmate of Mary's, and alludes to the loss of Mary's house. December 4, 1870.
Letter from Selina McCarthy Graham, Edingsville, SC, to cousin, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Graham, future husband of Allard Belin Barnwell, writes of news of mutual friends and family members. November 19, 1870.
Photographic reproduction of a painting by Hermann Junker depicting a Yom Kippur service held by Rabbi Isaak Blumenstein of Mannheim for Jewish soldiers during the Franco-Prussian War. Photographic reproduction by Hermann Emden. Published Frankfurt am Main: Verlag v. Heinrich Keller.
Photographic reproduction of a painting by Hermann Junker depicting a Yom Kippur service for Jewish soldiers during the Franco-Prussian War. Photographic reproduction by Hermann Emden. Published Frankfurt am Main: Verlag v. Heinrich Keller.
Esther Hutson Barnwell writes to brother, Stephen Elliott Barnwell, from Asheville, NC, where she is visiting her sister, Ann Barnwell Mazyck, for the christening of her goddaughter. Barnwell alludes to the upcoming marriages of Stephen and their brother, Allard, and mentions a trip to Cincinnati by another brother, Joseph. October 22, 1870.
The Arthur B. Flagg Journal and Commonplace Book is comprised of information relating to rice and other agricultural farming on the Brookgreen Plantation post Civil War. The journal also serves as a record of the laborers working on the property as well as medical and financial data. The names of the laborers are listed as: Abby, Abram, Amanda, Andrew, Ane/Anne, Anthony, August, Bella, Bena, Bennett, Bep, Billey/Billy, Blue, Bob, Brop, Brown, Cazee, Ceasar, Charles, Charlott, Cirus, Conner, Cuffee, Delia, Edward, Ellen, Fontine, Frances, Francis, Frank, Henrietta, Isaac, Jack, Jackson, Jacob, Jeny, Joanna, John, Jonah, Josephine, Kittyann, Little M, Lucas, Marcus, Martha, Mary, Mier, Nanny, Napolion, Ned, Nippy, Patty, Paul, Phobea, Prince, Rachal, Richard, Rondal, Ropel, Simon, Smith, Solomon, Susan, Toney, Victor, Wil, Wiloughby, Zach, and Zalia.
Letter from Allard Belin Barnwell, Savannah, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing his employment with Jno. Gardner & Co. In a postscript, Barnwell writes that he has informed his future wife, Selina McCarthy Graham, of their understanding that they are to be married when his salary reaches $1200. November 28, 1870.
Joseph Walker Barnwell, Gottingen, Germany, writes to unknown family member discussing the current political situations among the countries of Europe, including England, France, Germany, Austro-Hungary and Russia.
This book contains records of monetary transactions that took place on the plantation from January to December 1870. It includes records of monies received form rent, from the sale of cattle and other livestock and other goods such as potatoes etc. It also includes monies paid out to labourers, payment for supplies, veterinary services, and even the cost of feeding masons and carpenters. [this book has no cover]
This book contains records of the names of yearly renters and the rents paid, a detailed record of all monetary transactions taking place on the plantation, both money received and money paid out as well as who it was paid to and for what purpose it was paid, these records date from January 1870 to December 1870. It also contains records of the the disposal of rum, sugar and molasses from the crop of 1870. The last four pages of the book consists of a detailed list of cattle and the increases and decreases of both cattle and mules. Note that the book was flipped and these last four pages were started from the back which became the front for this sequence. This appears to be a method used to make a separate record sequence.
Typescript memoir entitled, "A Summary of the Principal Events of My Life," written by Philip Phillips, June 1870. Phillips' memoir includes early biographical information, his education, the beginnings and development of his career as a lawyer and eventually as a congressman, the Tariff Acts of 1828, the Missouri Compromise, the beginnings of the Civil War, and his wife's imprisonment in Washington D.C. and on Ship Island. The memoir also relates various experiences had by the Phillips family throughout the Civil War.
Volume Three in the Cote Bas and Mepkin Plantations Collection is a Southern Almanac for the Year of our Lord 1870 repurposed as a journal by Peter Gourdin. Entries include planting, farming and irrigation information from Cote Bas and Mepkin Plantations. Other entries concern rice, cotton, payments made for goods and services, social activities and clippings on various topics such as the Union Reform Party and voting for freedmen.
Black-and-white illustration of two men outside the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, with the text of their humorous conversation printed beneath. One man is updating the other man on his life since they last saw each other. He has married a coquettish woman, who brought a lot of money to the marriage. The person to whom he entrusted the funds ran off with the money--which is for the best, because his wife ran off with the man. Published in Asmodée: geillustreerde almanak.
Hand-colored wood engraving of a hunchbacked Jewish man, Jaapje Blok, who hires himself out as a lectern at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Wood engraving by Henricus Adrianus (Henri) Bogaerts. Published in De katholieke illustratie : zondags-lektuur voor het katholieke Nederlandsche volk.
Bond document by St. Matthew's Lutheran Church- then known as the German Evangelical Lutheran Church- promising to repay Dorothea Clausen $50 by February 1, 1875, at 7% interest. Signed by President J.H. Kalb and secretary John Heeseman.
Bond document by St. Matthew's Lutheran Church- then known as the German Evangelical Lutheran Church- promising to repay J.J. Bredenberg $100 by February 1, 1875, at 7% interest. Signed by church president J.H. Kalb and secretary John Heeseman.