Letter from Bernard Lynch in Columbia to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston. Bernard, in hopes of becoming superintendent of the Gas Works in Columbia, is seeking any information the Bishop may have on the position. April 5, 1858. 2p.
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.
Letter from Madame Baptiste (Ellen Lynch), from the Brown County, Ohio, Ursuline Convent to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Baltimore. Madame Baptiste describes how she disguised herself "as a secular" in her travel north and discusses the opening of an academy in Columbia. April 27, 1858. 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.
Letter from John Lynch in Columbia to Mother Theresa of the Sisters of Mercy in Charleston. John writes the Mother Superior about a potential conflict regarding a child boarding with the Sisters and fears the powerful influence of the child's mother could adversely affect their school. May 11, 1858. 2p.