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Barnwell Family Papers

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486. Cousin to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1863
486. Cousin to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1863 Letter of condolence from cousin Henrietta, Walterboro, to Catherine Osborn Barnwell on the death of her father.
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485. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (mother) -- n.d.
485. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (mother) -- n.d. Letter from Catherine Osborn Barnwell to mother with family news from Beaufort.
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484. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (mother) -- n.d.
484. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (mother) -- n.d. Letter from Catherine Osborn Barnwell to mother with family news from Beaufort. Included is a note from her younger brother, Charles Mathews Barnwell, written with the assistance of Catherine.
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483. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (mother) -- n.d.
483. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (mother) -- n.d. Catherine Osborn Barnwell writes her mother from Laurel Bay plantation where she describes how she is the "principal" of the house in her mother's absence.
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482. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- September 25, 1844
482. Catherine Osborn Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- September 25, 1844 Letter from Catherine Osborn Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, describing how she and her siblings are doing in Charleston.
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481. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 28, 1869
481. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 28, 1869 Letter from Stephen Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, detailing his life in Annandale, North Santee.
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480. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 11, 1865
480. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 11, 1865 Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell, Valdosta, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, detailing his escape from the Union troops who captured Jefferson Davis, in whose entourage he was traveling. Barnwell describes pretending to take a bucket to fetch water for his horse before fleeing into a swamp and leaving his horse and possessions behind. Before fleeing, Barnwell "took the liberty of bidding the Pres goodbye -- and expressing as briefly as I could my admiration for the firmness and pertinacity with which he stuck to the good cause -- with which he seemed well pleased."
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479. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Joseph Walker Barnwell -- February 8, 1865
479. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Joseph Walker Barnwell -- February 8, 1865 Stephen Elliott Barnwell, James Island, writes to brother, Joseph Walker Barnwell, informing him that he can obtain forage at the arsenal in Columbia.
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478. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Edward Barnwell -- February 4, 1865
478. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Edward Barnwell -- February 4, 1865 Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell, James Island, to brother, Edward Barnwell, referring to talk of the fall of the Confederacy and the morale of the troops. Barnwell reports on the intelligence of 4 deserters who arrived in their camp who claim the Union is confident that the Confederacy is "on its last legs."
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477. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- April 27, 1863
477. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- April 27, 1863 Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell, at "Camp Beaufort", to brother, Robert Woodward Barnwell. Barnwell details his participation in recent military engagements including the battle of "Old Pocotaligo", the destruction of a Union transport in the Coosaw River and the detonation of a torpedo against another Union vessel. Barnwell expresses his desire to become an officer and solicits his brother for any help he can give to that end.
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476. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 14, 1857
476. Stephen Elliott Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 14, 1857 Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, explaining his reason for remaining in Charleston a few days longer than expected and updating her on the status of supplies she has requested he return with to Beaufort.
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475. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- n.d.
475. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- n.d. Undated letter from Edward Barnwell to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, describing his social life while visiting Beaufort.
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474. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d.
474. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d. Undated letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, noting a delightful trip to Beaufort to see friends and family.
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473. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d.
473. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d. Undated letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with lengthy instructions on the use of guano as a fertilizer.
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472. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d.
472. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d. Torn, undated letter from Edward Barnwell, at South Carolina College, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell.
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471. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d.
471. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- n.d. Partial, undated letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, inquiring about the price of salt in Beaufort.
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470. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- August 6, 1853
470. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- August 6, 1853 Partial note from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, informing her that he and his father have arrived in Lake George, NY.
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469. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- September 24, 1872
469. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- September 24, 1872 Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, noting the loss of his hair. Barnwell also mentions an opportunity to have his nephews attend the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
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468. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1861
468. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1861 Edward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, believing the assault on Fort Sumter is imminent. Barnwell thinks his brother, William, will see little action from his post on Fort Johnson.
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467. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 25, 1861
467. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 25, 1861 Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing the nomination of his brother, William Finley Barnwell, as 3rd Lieutenant in the "1st Company of Infantry" and detailing the politics surrounding his appointment. William, Barnwell writes, has been ordered to Fort Johnson to take charge of new recruits.
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