William H. W. Barnwell writes to Edgar B. Day about the religious conversion of mutual friends, his busy ministry in Charleston, the plans to build a new Episcopal church in Charleston and recent anti-abolitionist riots in New York City.
Letter from Rev. Stephen H. Tyng to William H. W. Barnwell discussing the state of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA. Tyng also mentions the death of "Mr. Grimke" of Charleston and wishes Barnwell luck in his ministry.
Letter from Rev. Edward E. Ford in Augusta, GA, to William H. W. Barnwell requesting that Barnwell procure some religious tracts for him in Charleston. On the letter Barnwell has annotated the costs and freight associated with the purchase.
Letter from Nicodemus? Aldrich to William H. W. Barnwell informing him that he has arrived at Bristol College, PA, to begin his studies as a beneficiary of the "Education Society." (Attached to the letter is an 1832 printed circular sent from Paul Trapier informing Barnwell of his election to the standing committee of the "Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society.")
Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to wife Catherine Barnwell containing excerpts from the journal kept by him and his son, Robert, on their trip by barouche to Columbia, SC. Barnwell writes of passing out tracts and testimonials to travelers he passes including several groups of South Carolina soldiers returning from war in Florida. He notes the places they stop to eat and sleep and describes the countryside they traverse. At Columbia he describes meeting family members, including brother, Robert, and mentions Dr. Francis Lieber on a visit to Columbia College.
Letter from Charles Aldis of Bank of America, treasurer of the "Foreign Mission of the P. E. Church", acknowledging the receipt of $1000 received from William H. W. Barnwell on behalf of St. Peter's Church in Charleston for "support of the Rev Dr Boone Missionary to the Chinese."
Letter from J. (Joshua?) Peterkin of Baltimore to Mrs. M. E. Ramsay describing William H. W. Barnwell as the "colored man's friend" for his attention to their religious education. Peterkin writes that he chose to publish a recent sermon of Barnwell's in the "Maryland Colonization Journal" since "it is read by many of our slave owners."