This plantation diary includes day-to-day management of Drayton plantations, (particularly Drayton Hall and Jehossee), focusing on crops, livestock, labor, and the movement of these between estates. Includes details on the unsatisfactory work of overseers, marriage of Charlotte Drayton, building of a new barn and slave houses, slave deaths from snake/spider bites and lightning strikes.
"Includes descriptions of towns including: Baltimore MD, Wilmington DE, Albany N.Y., Washington D.C., Raleigh and Fayetteville, N.C. Information is also given on countryside, roads, buildings, bridges, agriculture, and flora. Attention is given to architectural features throughout. Included are occasional sketches and descriptions of estates, including William Hamilton's The Woodlands and the ""Palace of the President"" [White House] (especially the interior), and the Capitol buildings. Drayton travels part-way with Eli Whitney (1765-1825), creator of the cotton gin."
Includes day-to-day management of Drayton plantations, (particularly Drayton Hall, Jehossee and Long Savannah), focusing on crops, livestock, labor, and the movement of these between estates. Charles describes (in brief) meeting and dining with President George Washington, receiving plant specimens from Thomas Jefferson, a visit from Andre Michaux, the winding up of Bob Savannah plantation, lease of plantation on the Wateree River, abuse of slaves, sending slaves from Drayton Hall to reside at Jehossee, family deaths, division of the deceased's estates and family acrimony.
Long humorous letter written by Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton from Offenbach, Germany (1840s?) to his mother describing taking a break from his studies, visiting small towns, castle ruins, going fishing and the dangerous prank he undertook scaling a tower in the duchy of Walsaw, the village of Falkenstein.
Handwritten essay "regarding the need to address inequalities shared by all disadvantaged Americans, white and black. There is an audio tape of Clark giving this talk at Antioch College in 1000-15-10."
A newspaper clipping announcing an "Anniversary Meeting" of the Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina, to take place in Charleston on Chalmers Street at the "Depository." The clipping lists the elected officers of the Society.
A letter from Glen Drayton to his brother (Thomas Drayton?) asking him to protect and care for his children whom he has put under the care of a Mrs. Foster, with a mention of advice from General Pinckney.
Handwritten letter discussing various family and financial issues. Copies to made and sent to Nathaniel Frazier, Rev. John Enwright, Peter Poinsette, Michael Graves, Herbert Fielding, and Lorene Poinsette.
An unaddressed letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke requesting that borrowed money be returned to him. Drayton-Grimke writes that he needs the sum at once to pay the post office, his fencing instructor, and to purchase a mathematics book.
An accounting of a women petitioning St. Andrew's Society on behalf of her husband for a land grant of 400 acres. The accounting includes three men noting their recommendations she be granted the land and certifying her story.