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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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087. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- September 3rd, 1852
087. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- September 3rd, 1852 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about being "drilled half to death to show off before General Scott" and comments on some of his fellow cadets. 4p.
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086. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- May 19th (ca. 1855)
086. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- May 19th (ca. 1855) Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother writing about a recent visit of relatives. He also mentions that he is looking forward to summer encampment and "no more study for two months." 3p.
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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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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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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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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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081. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 2 (ca. 1855)
081. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 2 (ca. 1855) Samuel Wragg Ferguson writes to his godmother about news from West Point. He mentions a fire on Crow's Nest mountain, the dull routine of West Point and his eagerness for his June furlough. 5p.
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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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079. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 9th, 1844
079. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 9th, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Columbia relating the work of the South Carolina General Assembly and the election of Governor Aiken, and mentions that he has heard that "our good citizens of Charleston came very near lynching" the agent from Massachusetts. 3p.
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078. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 2, 1844
078. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 2, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Columbia asking him to investigate several cases of wine and brandy that were supposed to be sent to him by rail. He writes James about the interesting discussions concerning "our Federal Relations" and mentions how the state of Massachusetts has sent a commissioner to investigate the seizure of its free black citizens. 4p.
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077. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 1, 1844
077. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 1, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Boston. He tells James about visiting their old haunts during their Harvard days including Tremont Theatre, various billiard halls and a shooting gallery, and comments on the merits of rail and steamboat travel over stage coach. 4p.
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076. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- August 19, 1844
076. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- August 19, 1844 Letter from William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward. William writes from Montreal about his health and the gifts and commissions he has procured or investigated for James and his wife on his trip north. He claims "Philad. is the place for domestic manufactures" and "N.Y. for imported." 4p.
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075. Mathew Irvine Keith to James B. Heyward -- March 19, 1844
075. Mathew Irvine Keith to James B. Heyward -- March 19, 1844 Letter from M. Keith to James B. Heyward thanking James' grandfather for money. 3p.
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074. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 14, 1843
074. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 14, 1843 Letter from Aunt M. Smith to James B. Heyward in Charleston. James' aunt begs him to visit with his new child and offers jams and jellies as an incentive. 4p.
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073. Daniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 14, 1842
073. Daniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 14, 1842 Offer from Daniel Heyward to James B. Heyward to buy Chelsea Plantation, a cotton and provision plantation, from the estate of John Heyward. He also offers "the Rice Plantation, Sandy Hill adjoining" if he "may not desire to embark in the cultivation of Cotton." 3p.
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072. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- 1841
072. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- 1841 Personal letter to James B. Heyward from his aunt. 4p.
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071. Eliza Smith Heyward to James B. Heyward -- October 5, 1840
071. Eliza Smith Heyward to James B. Heyward -- October 5, 1840 Letter from Eliza Smith Heyward in Beaufort to her brother-in-law, James B. Heyward. In her letter, Eliza teasingly accuses James of being "anti-lady" and that she has heard "you were enjoying yourself extremely in society." 4p.
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070. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 25, 1838
070. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 25, 1838 Congratulatory letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson, James B. Heyward, upon his return to South Carolina. Nathaniel instructs James to take the stage to the "B(lue) House Post office" and "walk to Whitehall" from there. 2p.
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069. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 4, 1838
069. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 4, 1838 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In her letter, she informs James about the news of family and friends and mentions that she was hoping to go to Charleston to visit a dentist "to Beautify your Uncle and myself in our old days -- not wishing yet to be accounted toothless." 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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