Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome from Valle Crucis, the Bishop's property outside of Columbia, having moved the convent and academy from temporary housing at Methodist college and Gen. Preston's mansion. Since Valle Crucis is too remote for day schoolers and too small for large numbers of boarders, she writes of setting up a satellite institute in Macon, Ga., until their convent can be rebuilt in Columbia. She mentions the pardon granted the Bishop and hopes that he will soon return to America. September 25, 1865. 2p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Reverend J. W. Cummings describing the current status of the Ursulines in Columbia and encloses a letter for her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, who is expected soon in New York. October 28, 1865. 3p.
Handwritten on reverse: 'Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C.' Image shows close up of exterior wall. There is a man standing at the top of the wall facing out. The roof of a small wooden building is visible behind him. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
Caption: 'No.38. A view of Fort Sumter--Charleston, S.C., from the east. This picture of Fort Sumter gives a good view of the eastern, or sea face of Fort Sumter, with the Light House situated on the northeast corner' Date assumed to be 1865. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
Caption: 'No.30. Interior view of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. This picture gives an interior view of Fort Sumter, as taken the day after the evacuation, by Gen. Anderson, on the 14th April, 1861' Stereoview of Fort Sumter. A group of men can be seen in the rubble. This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".
Caption: 'Remains of the new bridge over Ashley River, Charleston, S.C., partially destroyed by the Rebels on the evacuation of the city, Feb 18, 1865.--from a sketch by our Special Artist, W.T. Crane.' [full date June 10, 1865.]
Main caption: 'The present appearance of Charleston, S.C., showing the effects of the Federal bombardment.--from recent sketches by our special artist.' Caption top left: 'Nos.165, 167 and 169 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.' Caption top right: 'East Bay Street, looking south.' Caption middle left: 'Kitchen attached to 53 Wentworth Street--effect of two shells.' Caption middle right: 'Gentleman's ordinary, Charleston Hotel.' Caption bottom: 'Vendue Range.' [full date March 25, 1865.]