Letter from Allard Belin Barnwell, Savannah, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell discusses his salary and expenses and describes a recent business trip where, to save time, he jumped off the train as he passed his destination rather than get off miles ahead at the depot stop.
Letter from Allard Belin Barnwell, Savannah, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing his employment with Jno. Gardner & Co. In a postscript, Barnwell writes that he has informed his future wife, Selina McCarthy Graham, of their understanding that they are to be married when his salary reaches $1200.
Letter from Ann Barnwell Mazyck to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing a persistent fever and the treatments she undertook to cure it. She also writes of Beaufort family and friends visiting the family plantation, Laurel Bay, and of her upcoming plans to visit Bay Point for recreation.
Letter from Ann Barnwell Mazyck to sister, Mary Elliott Barnwell, with a description of her two young children and the preparations they are making in advance of moving to a farm near Flat Rock, NC. The last page is written by her sister, Esther Hutson Barnwell, instructing Mary to care for her house plants.
Letter from Ann Barnwell to brother William H. W. Barnwell, Charleston, with news from family in Columbia, SC. Ann writes of their former brother-in-law, Stephen Elliott, and his personal struggle over accepting an offer to head the new bishopric of Georgia.
Letter from Ann Barnwell, Beaufort, to Meta Barnwell requesting supplies from Charleston. In addition to acquiring cotton and silk fabric, Ann asks Meta to inquire of a local bookseller of the status of her subscription to Audubon's Birds of America.
Letter from Bishop William Meade to William H. W. Barnwell enclosing a published sermon of his and asking Barnwell to sell additional copies at a Charleston bookstore to cover the price of publication.
Letter from Bp Stephen Elliot in Montpelier, GA, to William H. W. Barnwell concerning a young preacher who has travelled to Charleston to solicit contributions. Elliott writes that "he is under very good training, as I had the choosing of his library."
Letter from Bp William Meade, Alexandria, D.C., to William H. W. Barnwell asking him to publish an address that Meade is going to give at an upcoming convention. He jokingly comments that Barnwell's periodical is so "gentlemanly" of late that the convention may find it difficult "to pass a canon which will condemn you either to the stake or scaffold."