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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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103. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1845
103. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1845 Nathaniel Heyward writes from his Combahee plantation to his grandson James B. Heyward concerning James' desire to build a residence near him. 3p.
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104. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 8, 1845
104. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 8, 1845 Nathaniel Heyward writes from the "Bluff" on Combahee to his grandson James B. Heyward. He references a conflict, "Morris Vs. Wilson," vowing "not to interfere" and leaves James an order for cotton and stone lime. 2p.
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003. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Father -- October 6, 1806
003. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Father -- October 6, 1806 Nathaniel Heyward writes his father from New York, thanking him for the vacation money he sent and requests more funds to pay for his schooling. 2p.
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028. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 19, 1819
028. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 19, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about his loneliness after the recent death of his wife Hetty. 3p.
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029. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 24, 1819
029. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 24, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about arrangements for his children's care after the death of his wife Hetty. 4p.
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030. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- May 31, 1819
030. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- May 31, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, to inform her he has arrived in Charleston and is looking into schooling for his oldest child. He reports about an early heat wave mitigated by the plentiful supply of ice due to the recent arrival of an "opposition establishment...up against the original importer." He also comments on the "general stagnation of business" resulting, he writes, in the "terrapin system." 4p.
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031. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- June 20, 1819
031. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- June 20, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, informing her that his recent sickness is the cause of his infrequent letters. 2p.
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032. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- July 17, 1819
032. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- July 17, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about a perilous trip from Coosaw island to Charleston aboard a leaky schooner that required "all hands constantly at the pump." He mentions that he has secured passage on the 'Georgia Packet' for a summer trip north but may have to skip Philadelphia because of news the "Yellow fever has shown itself" there. 4p.
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050. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 27, 1834
050. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 27, 1834 Nathaniel Heyward writes to his grandson James B. Heyward with instructions about a presenting a draft for money from a Boston Merchant to pay for his schooling. He is glad to hear that James is engaged in his studies but cautions that he wants him to return to home a learned gentleman and not a "book worm." He comments on the character of James' and his brother Nat's acquaintances and that Nat is doing well at "the office" in Beaufort. 3p.
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058. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- July 23, 1835
058. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- July 23, 1835 Nathaniel Heyward writes to his grandson James B. Heyward in Cambridge apologizing for failing to submit his quarterly remittance. He exhorts him to "keep on the fashionable side" as "the Ladies of Boston have very sweet mouths for Southerners." 3p.
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001. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- July 18, 1806
001. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- July 18, 1806 Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother from college in Princeton, New Jersey. He thanks her for the shirts she sent and requests some good cotton or silk stockings which are "difficult to be got in Princeton." He mentions a carriage accident involving his aunt and his desire to visit Philadelphia for vacation. 4p.
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015. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- November 29, 1816
015. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- November 29, 1816 Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother-in-law in Beaufort about purchasing a carriage for her in Charleston. He suggests that it would be wise to spend more money on a finely crafted one than one from an "inferior workman at a lower rate." He mentions news of his children and that his youngest, Nat, has been recently vaccinated. 3p.
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017. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- January 5, 1817
017. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- January 5, 1817 Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother-in-law in Beaufort from his Combahee plantation. He apologizes for being unable to fill some of her commissions and informs her he is sending barrels of rice and flour to her when her boat arrives. 3p.
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366. Note with map of Fife Plantation -- n.d.
366. Note with map of Fife Plantation -- n.d. Note briefly describing the property of Fife Plantation along the Savannah River. The note includes a crude map of the plantation boundaries including the river, the property of Robert Smith to the north and northeast and the property of Joseph Heyer to the south. 2p.
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266. Thomas Ferguson requesting payment from Dugue B. Ferguson -- December 9, 1865
266. Thomas Ferguson requesting payment from Dugue B. Ferguson -- December 9, 1865 Note from Thomas Ferguson requesting payment to Edmund Perry from Dugue B. Ferguson with the receipt of payment acknowledged. 2p.
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300. Note of an advance on pay to a freedman carpenter -- June 12, 1866
300. Note of an advance on pay to a freedman carpenter -- June 12, 1866 Note of a $5 advance on pay to a freedman carpenter for work to be performed at Dean Hall Plantation. 1p.
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218. Note of Bond between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1864
218. Note of Bond between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1864 Note of Bond between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward. The bond, dated March 13, 1963, is at the center of a dispute between Myers and Heyward over the use of Confederate Treasury notes to pay for Heyward's rental of Myers' trust property. 1p.
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367. Expenses owed by James B. Heyward for Fife Plantation -- n.d.
367. Expenses owed by James B. Heyward for Fife Plantation -- n.d. Note of expenses owed by James B. Heyward to William Henry Heyward as co-owner of Fife Plantation. The expenses are associated with their attempt to sell Fife and include fees for advertising the plantation in Charleston and Savannah. 1p.
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139. Amount of crop sold by Nathaniel Barnwell -- June 7, 1852
139. Amount of crop sold by Nathaniel Barnwell -- June 7, 1852 Note on the amount of No. 3 crop (crop unspecified) sold by Nathaniel Barnwell, listed by dollar value and the persons who purchased it. 2p.
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231. Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker -- ca. 1865
231. Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker -- ca. 1865 Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker giving him the weight of recently bailed cotton from unnamed plantation. 2p
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