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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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045. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 14, 1834
045. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 14, 1834 Letter to James B. Heyward from his aunt admonishing him for not writing her. She mentions some unidentified struggles William Barnwell is having at Harvard and that despite his best efforts "his being a Southerner appeared to fix his destiny." She also speaks at length of relatives, friends and a wedding in Beaufort. 4p.
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044. William W. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- January 15, 1834
044. William W. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- January 15, 1834 William W. Barnwell writes in this letter to James B. Heyward that he loves Cambridge and hopes that James can also enter Harvard. 4p.
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043a. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 20, 1833
043a. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 20, 1833 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Charleston. His aunt is anxious to hear of his college plans and keeps James abreast of the news of friends and family. 4p.
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043. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- March 25, 1833
043. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- March 25, 1833 Letter to James Heyward in Charleston from his aunt at "Old Fort' in Beaufort. His aunt writes of an upcoming wedding and ordination and hopes James will "keep his promise." 4p.
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042. Nathaniel Heyward to Mary Barnwell -- October 28, 1823
042. Nathaniel Heyward to Mary Barnwell -- October 28, 1823 Condolence letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, upon hearing of the death of their grandson Edward. 3p.
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041. Alice Izard Heyward to Henrietta Manigault Heyward -- March 10, 1822
041. Alice Izard Heyward to Henrietta Manigault Heyward -- March 10, 1822 Letter from Alice Izard Heyward to her mother-in-law Henrietta telling her she is sending some flannel via "Capt. Morgan" and is looking forward to a trip to the "Elms." 2p.
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040. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- July 24, 1820
040. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- July 24, 1820 Letter from William Manigault Heyward at "Pine Land" to his mother, Henrietta Heyward. William apologizes he is unable to get to the Combahee plantations any more frequently than once in ten days due to excessive heat and comments that the lack of rain has damaged many vegetable crops. He laments missing the social scene in Charleston and claims that reading "is our chief amusement." 3p.
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039. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 16, 1820
039. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 16, 1820 Letter from William Manigault Heyward at "Pine Land" to his mother, Henrietta Heyward. William thanks his mother for the "box of Hermitage" and asks her to tell his father, Nathaniel, that he is preparing a letter about the saw mills and plantations along the Combahee that he is apparently overseeing. 3p.
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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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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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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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035. Mary Barnwell to Henrietta Manigault Heyward -- September 2, 1819
035. Mary Barnwell to Henrietta Manigault Heyward -- September 2, 1819 Letter of condolence from Mary Barnwell to Henrietta Manigault Heyward upon the death of Mrs. Heyward's son Nathaniel. Mrs. Barnwell's daughter (Nathaniel's wife) also recently died leaving three orphaned children. Apparently the two older boys are currently being raised by the Heywards while Mrs. Barnwell cares for an infant daughter. 4p.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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