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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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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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002. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 9, 1806
002. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 9, 1806 In a letter to his mother from Princeton, New Jersey, Nathaniel Heyward writes at length about the death of a local friend and acknowledges receipt of $400 dollars he is to split with his brother for expenses. 4p.
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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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004. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 10, 1810
004. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 10, 1810 In a letter to his mother from London, William Manigault Heyward inquires about other family members including his brothers "Nat", Joseph, Arthur and Charles and sisters Ann and Elizabeth. He comments vividly about the social scene in London and admits after seven months he has wearied of it, having "been to so many balls, events, concerts, dinner parties, plays, operas, masquerades, etc." He mentions socializing in London with several prominent Charleston families including Pinckney, Middleton, Izard and Rutledge. He also describes firsthand the events surrounding the arrest of radical MP Francis Burdett, who was famously imprisoned in the Tower of London for libelling the House of Commons, even participating in the protests outside Burdett's house "to satisfy my curiosity and see what a London mob is." 8p.
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005. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- June 29, 1810
005. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- June 29, 1810 In this letter Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother about his travels from Philadelphia to New York via Princeton and New Haven. While in New Haven he tours a woolen cloth factory and looks up a friend at Yale University. While touring Yale he stumbles upon the grave of a relative, Benjamin Heyward. 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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007. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Father -- January 28, 1812
007. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Father -- January 28, 1812 Letter sent from Paris from Nathaniel Heyward to his father. Nathaniel tells his father about his future plans to travel around England and describes in detail the Louvre Museum and the artwork he has seen. In a postscript, he comments on the joy felt in Paris upon hearing the news of the fall of Valencia during the Peninsular War. 4p.
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008. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- April 24, 1812
008. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- April 24, 1812 Nathaniel Heyward letter to his mother from Cherbourg, France. In the letter Nathaniel describes the difficulty his party has had in securing passports to leave France and writes of his eagerness to get to London to meet up with his Aunt Heyward. 4p.
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009. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- May 3, 1812
009. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- May 3, 1812 Letter from William Heyward to his mother from London. William writes of issues he has had in procuring a passport and describes a lengthy visit to Liverpool. He mentions some of the purchases he has made for the family back home and relays the news that his brother Nathaniel has recently arrived in England from France. 4p.
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010. Certificate of Departure -- July 18, 1812
010. Certificate of Departure -- July 18, 1812 Certificate of Departure from London to Boston, for Nathaniel Heyward, July 18, 1812. 1p.
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011. William Manigault Heyward to Father -- July 28, 1814
011. William Manigault Heyward to Father -- July 28, 1814 Letter from William Heyward to his father from White Sulphur Springs in (now) West Virginia. William writes about the spring's health benefits and comments that he swallowed "thirteen glasses" of the spring water "with the hope that it will carry off any Bile that my stomach may be charged with." He also mentions visiting the natural bridge near Lexington, Va -- "a wonderful and sublime sight." 4p.
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012. Hetty Heyward to Mother -- October 19, 1814
012. Hetty Heyward to Mother -- October 19, 1814 Letter from Hetty Heyward to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty comments mostly about family affairs and health, frequently mentioning the "Fever" plaguing the area, and looks forward to a trip from Charleston to Beaufort to visit her mother. 4p.
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012a. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 20th, ca. 1816
012a. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 20th, ca. 1816 Letter from William Manigault Heyward to his mother. Heyward mentions a drought that has severely hurt his rice crop and writes about hunting, fishing and daily rides with his wife Susan. 4p.
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013. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother-in-Law -- September 11, 1816
013. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother-in-Law -- September 11, 1816 Letter from Hetty Heyward to her mother-in-law, Mrs. Nathaniel Heyward. Hetty thanks her mother-in-law for various gifts and asks her to send flannel, candles and other sundry items. 4p.
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014. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother-in-Law -- September 27, 1816
014. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother-in-Law -- September 27, 1816 Letter from Hetty Heyward to her mother-in-law, Mrs. Nathaniel Heyward. Hetty thanks her mother-in-law for various gifts sent via (Capt.?) Bythewood and corresponds with her about her children. 3p.
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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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016. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- January 4, 1817
016. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- January 4, 1817 Letter from Hetty Heyward from her Combahee plantation to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty keeps her mother abreast of the latest news in the family and mentions a busy social schedule and an upcoming Heyward family wedding in Charleston. 4p.
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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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018. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- January 16, 1817
018. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- January 16, 1817 Letter from Hetty Heyward from her Combahee plantation to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty sends her mother a list of items for her to purchase and $40 to cover the cost and thanks her for her pickled oysters and artichokes. 3p.
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019. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- March 10, 1817
019. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- March 10, 1817 Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty mentions the baptism of her son Nat and an upcoming Masquerade party she is to attend. 4p.
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