Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. In her letter Hetty laments losing her children's nurse and writes frequently about the "Fever" plaguing the lowcountry. 3p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the continuing saga surrounding her children's nurse and briefs her mother on the politics of the Ladies Benevolent Society that she is part of. 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the lingering sickness pervading the lowcountry and worries about the health of her husband Nathaniel who she fears may have gone to their plantation too early "as we have had no frost yet." 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her sister, Mary Smith, in Beaufort. Hetty writes about their recent stay at the Jones' establishment on Sullivan's Island and comments on the families who were vactioning there with them. 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty thanks her mother for the watermelons that she sent and gives a short financial account of items she is shipping to Beaufort. 3p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the various items she is shipping her mother via Capt. Bythewood, the health of her children, and comments that the "weather is very unfavourable for the Cotton planters." 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, to inform her he has arrived in Charleston and is looking into schooling for his oldest child. He reports about an early heat wave mitigated by the plentiful supply of ice due to the recent arrival of an "opposition establishment...up against the original importer." He also comments on the "general stagnation of business" resulting, he writes, in the "terrapin system." 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about a perilous trip from Coosaw island to Charleston aboard a leaky schooner that required "all hands constantly at the pump." He mentions that he has secured passage on the 'Georgia Packet' for a summer trip north but may have to skip Philadelphia because of news the "Yellow fever has shown itself" there. 4p.
Letter of condolence from Mary Barnwell to Henrietta Manigault Heyward upon the death of Mrs. Heyward's son Nathaniel. Mrs. Barnwell's daughter (Nathaniel's wife) also recently died leaving three orphaned children. Apparently the two older boys are currently being raised by the Heywards while Mrs. Barnwell cares for an infant daughter. 4p.
Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II), thanking her for her letter of condolence and catching her up on the news of their mutual grandchildren, Edward and Nat. 3p.
Letter from William Manigault Heyward at "Pine Land" to his mother, Henrietta Heyward. William apologizes he is unable to get to the Combahee plantations any more frequently than once in ten days due to excessive heat and comments that the lack of rain has damaged many vegetable crops. He laments missing the social scene in Charleston and claims that reading "is our chief amusement." 3p.
Letter from Nathaniel B. Heyward to his brother James B. Heyward admonishing him for his infrequent letters. Nathaniel also mentions the loss of negroes from their uncle's and cousin's plantations near Savannah claiming that he wouldn't "mind the loss of property so much as that the poor creature's have not had time for repentance." 4p.
Letter to James B. Heyward from his aunt, M. Smith, in Beaufort. In her letter she describes to James about a recent meeting of the Debating Society of Beaufort and the beautiful "Speechifying" to be heard. She wishes that he would come visit but realizes the "gay and inviting City [Charleston] takes your heart and plain quiet Beaufort suffers in consequence." 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward writes from "Blue House" near one of his Combahee plantations to his grandson James B. Heyward congratulating him on his acceptance to Harvard. He provides detailed instructions on how James is to receive money for his studies and tells James he is writing to the president of Harvard but that "he shall know nothing of our money affairs." Nathaniel relates how busy he has been at his mills as he prepares "for a bountiful crop of rice." 2p.
Letter from an unknown sender in "Rose Hill" to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. The letter writer mentions several mutual friends and family and informs James of weddings and social events in Beaufort and Charleston. The writer also mentions James' grandfather's trips to attend to plantation affairs in Pon Pon, a new house being built along the Ashepoo and other trips to Hilton Head and "Hunting Islands." 4p.
Letter from Aunt "Elzh" at "Rose Hill" to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. His aunt writes about the family, how ice has destroyed their avenue of oaks, and comments on how the legislature in Columbia is attempting to make the college there the only one in the state and turn Charleston College into a preparatory school. 4p.
Letter from friend, Anne H Darrell, to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. Ann mentions the bitterly cold winter they are having in Charleston and the destruction of St. Philips Church by fire, and informs him she has sent him some oranges from "Augustine." 3p.
Letter from Aunt "Elzh" at "Rose Hill" to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In addition to updating James on family news, the writer comments on the historic low temperatures of the winter, the destruction of St. Philips Church in Charleston due to fire, and the presence of elephants and other "Beasts" in town, presumably overwintering circus animals. 4p.
Letter to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass., from his aunt, Mrs. Smith, in "Old Fort", Beaufort. His aunt relays a message to James to research Old Fort in the Harvard library for his uncle and writes at length of the events at "Carolina College." 4p.
Letter to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass., from his aunt, Mrs. Smith, in "Old Fort", Beaufort. His aunt refers to a campus "rebellion" that James survived and relates news from family and friends. 4p.
Letter from an unknown sender in Charleston to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. The letter writer informs James of the news of family and friends including many well-known Charleston families. She also mentions a devastating fire that recently occurred that burned through parts of Meeting, East Bay, Market, Pinckney, Hasell and Guignard streets writing "it is really gloomy to ride in that part of the Town now for the last winter's fire meets this one just at the Market." 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward writes to his grandson James B. Heyward in Cambridge apologizing for failing to submit his quarterly remittance. He exhorts him to "keep on the fashionable side" as "the Ladies of Boston have very sweet mouths for Southerners." 3p.
Letter from Aunt (?) "Elzh" in Charleston to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. "Elzh" catches James up on all the news of friends and family in Charleston, Beaufort and elsewhere and mentions a new law passed by the Legislature "preventing coloured People from teaching." 4p.
Letter from Aunt "Elzh" in Charleston to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. She write James that the health of his grandmother has forced her to take a trip upstate to Flat Rock and that his brother Nat met her in Columbia via "the RailRoad as far as Branchville, and then took his Horse and went on." She writes of family members and friends travelling in Europe and that "Strangers fever is rather more prevalent than some years back...owing to...so many cellars being left open, and water collecting in them." 4p.
Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Old Fort, Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. James' aunt writes at length of the politics of "Columbia College" in South Carolina including the news that his friend has been named president. 4p.
Letter from Nathaniel Heyward from "Blue House" to his grandson James Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. Nathaniel provides additional monies for James to replace his lost wardrobe and writes how "the excitement for the West is ruining So. Ca. The negroes as well as the white population are moving off in great numbers." 4p.
Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. James' aunt relates the news of the family and writes of her desire that James uses his education to teach in the "Sabbath Schools." 4p.
Letter from J. Harleston Read, in Charleston, to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In his letter, Read asks James to inquire about several outstanding bills he owes in Boston. The bills were apparently to be paid by a friend who died enroute when the steam-packet "Pulaski" sank off North Carolina. Read also writes that the "City is very sickly, people dying like rotten sheep - nothing keeps me here, but a desire to be admitted to the bar." 4p.
Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In her letter, she informs James about the news of family and friends and mentions that she was hoping to go to Charleston to visit a dentist "to Beautify your Uncle and myself in our old days--not wishing yet to be accounted toothless." 4p.
Letter from Eliza Smith Heyward in Beaufort to her brother-in-law, James B. Heyward. In her letter, Eliza teasingly accuses James of being "anti-lady" and that she has heard "you were enjoying yourself extremely in society." 4p.
Offer from Daniel Heyward to James B. Heyward to buy Chelsea Plantation, a cotton and provision plantation, from the estate of John Heyward. He also offers "the Rice Plantation, Sandy Hill adjoining" if he "may not desire to embark in the cultivation of Cotton." 3p.
Letter from William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward. William writes from Montreal about his health and the gifts and commissions he has procured or investigated for James and his wife on his trip north. He claims "Philad. is the place for domestic manufactures" and "N.Y. for imported." 4p.
William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Boston. He tells James about visiting their old haunts during their Harvard days including Tremont Theatre, various billiard halls and a shooting gallery, and comments on the merits of rail and steamboat travel over stage coach. 4p.
William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Columbia asking him to investigate several cases of wine and brandy that were supposed to be sent to him by rail. He writes James about the interesting discussions concerning "our Federal Relations" and mentions how the state of Massachusetts has sent a commissioner to investigate the seizure of its free black citizens. 4p.
Capt. Edward Barnwell, Beaufort, writes to daughter, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, cautioning her about over-doing the social scene in Charleston. He also writes of gardening and his crops, including the propagation of orange trees, and asks that Catherine care for her sick sister by giving her "tincture of bark & brandy & water." March 2, 1827.