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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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046. Nathaniel B. Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 26, 1834
046. Nathaniel B. Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 26, 1834 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.
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068. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- February 19, 1838
068. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- February 19, 1838 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson James in Cambridge, Mass. In his letter, Nathaniel provides additional monies to pay James' debts and reprimands him for his extravagance. Nathaniel mentions that James' brother, Nathaniel, has bought a house in Beaufort and is building "a lofty one at White Hall." He tells James that when he returns from college in October "being of age (21) - I shall resign my administration, and leave you with the rice crop." He also notes that all is peaceful and well at Combahee, "notwithstanding the Growls of the Abolitionist." 3p.
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080. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 13, 1844
080. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 13, 1844 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson James B. Heyward. Nathaniel mentions a cargo of rice he is sending to Ladson and Co., the disappointing rice crop, and a broken water wheel shaft at Rose Hill plantation that "stops all our pounding at No. 6 & 7 for this winter." 2p.
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064. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 5, 1837
064. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 5, 1837 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.
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006. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- December 28, 1811
006. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- December 28, 1811 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward to his mother while abroad in Paris. Nathaniel comments on the Paris social scene and complains that his inability to speak French has ruined his time there. 4p.
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033. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 7, 1819
033. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 7, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward to his mother describing his voyage to Philadelphia and his first few days in town. Nathaniel writes about his distaste at seeing so many people engaged in "that abominable tavern life" and describes his unassuming lodgings. 2p.
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034. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- August 23, 1819
034. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- August 23, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II), informing her of his death in Philadelphia and recommending she care for his now orphaned children. 2p.
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036. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- September 6, 1819
036. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- September 6, 1819 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.
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037. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- November 5, 1819
037. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- November 5, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II). Mr. Heyward appears to be discussing the final interment of his son Nathaniel, Jr. 2p.
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355. Nellie B. Clarksall to Miss Heyward -- October 20, 1898
355. Nellie B. Clarksall to Miss Heyward -- October 20, 1898 Letter from Nellie B. Clarksall to Miss Heyward enclosing the previous letter of Sue Monroe. The letter concerns Miss Heyward's attempt to locate the remains of her uncle Nathaniel Heyward (II) who had died at the Second Battle of Bull Run. 3p.
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156. Louis Manigault to James B. Heyward -- September 8, 1858
156. Louis Manigault to James B. Heyward -- September 8, 1858 Letter from Paris from Louis Manigault to James B. Heyward announcing the birth of his first child. 1p.
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038. R. Means to Mary Barnwell -- January 14, 1820
038. R. Means to Mary Barnwell -- January 14, 1820 Letter from R. Means to Mary Barnwell. The letter is thought to refer to the final interment of her son-in-law Nathaniel Heyward, Jr. next to his deceased wife, Hetty, the daughter of Mrs. Barnwell. 1p.
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181. R.B. Rhett to James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1862
181. R.B. Rhett to James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1862 Letter from R.B. Rhett to James B. Heyward offering his condolences upon hearing of the death of James' son, Nathaniel, in Virginia (Manassas). R.B. Rhett expresses his sorrow at not being able to thank Nathaniel for the kindness he showed his son, Robert, at the battle of Gaines' Mill. 2p.
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162. Rev. A.J. Leavenworth to James B. Heyward -- July 19, 1860
162. Rev. A.J. Leavenworth to James B. Heyward -- July 19, 1860 Letter from Rev. A.J. Leavenworth in Petersburg, Virginia, to James B. Heyward thanking him for the daguerreotypes of his daughters. He writes at length about the beauty and charm of James Heyward's recently departed daughter Charlotte and concludes the letter with several suggestions for epitaphs. 8p.
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128. Richard Bacot to James B. Heyward -- April 25, 1852
128. Richard Bacot to James B. Heyward -- April 25, 1852 Letter from Richard Bacot, surveyor, to James B. Heyward at Hamburgh Plantation concerning a plot of land adjacent to Myrtle Grove Plantation. 3p.
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094. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- October 12th, 1859
094. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- October 12th, 1859 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson at Fort Walla Walla in the Washington Territory to his godmother. Ferguson comments on his daily routine and writes about his beloved horse, his dogs and his whiskey-drinking friend Major Green. 4p.
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082. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- December 6 (ca. 1855)
082. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- December 6 (ca. 1855) Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. He writes about the mild winter at West Point this season, a rash of recent cadet accidents and his longing to be "warmed by a Dockon fire." 5p.
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083. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 13, 1855
083. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 13, 1855 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about his studies in philosophy and chemistry and relates an amusing tale of a friend visiting overnight who had to hide under his bed during a surprise inspection. He mentions that he has read that Professor Miles was elected mayor of Charleston and hopes that "he will keep the streets a little cleaner" and "will have the battery repaired." 5p.
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084. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- August 31st, (ca. 1855)
084. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- August 31st, (ca. 1855) Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother relating a recent visit from his family. 4p.
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085. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- July 9th, 1854
085. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- July 9th, 1854 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes from a summer encampment that the furlough of the chaplain has delighted the cadets and given him time to write. He mentions the departure of the ill-liked commandant of cadets, Bob Garnett, writing "come who may he cannot be worse." 5p.
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