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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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314. Edward Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 29, 1867
314. Edward Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 29, 1867 Letter from Edward Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward concerning the valuation of certain mutual properties including Lewisburg Plantation, "Calf-pen" and "Pine-lands." 2p.
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188. Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- October 24, 1862
188. Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- October 24, 1862 Letter from Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward informing him that he has arranged for empty railroad cars to be parked at "Union Road" and that they must be loaded by morning next. 1p.
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322. Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- July 24, 1872
322. Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- July 24, 1872 Letter from Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward detailing the sale of a house at 35 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina, to William Bee. 2p.
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158. Edward Barnwell, Jr. to James B. Heyward -- April 11,1859
158. Edward Barnwell, Jr. to James B. Heyward -- April 11,1859 Letter from Edward Barnwell, Jr. to James B. Heyward informing him that he has sent via rail 5 bags of white seed rice. 1p.
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312. Edward Keanson to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1867
312. Edward Keanson to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1867 Letter from Edward Keanson to James B. Heyward concerning a disagreement over rental property. 1p.
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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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121. Esther Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 22, 1851
121. Esther Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 22, 1851 Letter from Esther Heyward in Rome, Italy, to her brother, James B. Heyward. Esther writes of her plans to return home soon, claiming that after she sees "Mont Vesuvius and Pompeii, my astonishments will be over." She writes in detail about St. Peter's Basilica and notes that she climbed to the top and that "It was much easier than I expected, but I made it still easier by being carried in a chair." She mentions the time honored tradition of kissing the statue of St. Peter's toe and requests additional funds to pay for the care of her children she left behind in South Carolina. 4p.
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377. Fannie Heyward to her father -- September 27, 1886
377. Fannie Heyward to her father -- September 27, 1886 Letter from Fannie Heyward to her father (father-in-law?) asking him to send a recipe for "putting up butter for winter use." Fannie comments on aftershocks of the 1886 Charleston earthquake and writes that she is happy to hear "the Legare St. house pronounced safe." 4p.
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176. Aimee B. Stevens to Maria Heyward -- June 17, 1862
176. Aimee B. Stevens to Maria Heyward -- June 17, 1862 Letter from fellow Charlestonian Aimee B. Stevens in Pendleton, SC, to Maria Heyward in Columbia. Aimee offers her condolences on the destruction of the Heyward's house in Charleston and inquires if she saved "all her silver." She writes about living with other families who had fled Charleston and the warm "welcome given by the hospitable inhabitants" of Pendleton. 4p.
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324. Frances William Heyward to James B. Heyward -- June 24, 1873
324. Frances William Heyward to James B. Heyward -- June 24, 1873 Letter from Frances William Heyward to his father James B. Heyward thanking him for the cup James sent to his new grandson. 2p.
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197. Francis William Heyward to Mother -- August 23, ca. 1863
197. Francis William Heyward to Mother -- August 23, ca. 1863 Letter from Francis William Heyward to his mother concerning a recent sojourn to Battery Wagner on Morris Island, probably written in 1863. Francis relates to his mother the dangers of his recent trip to the battery claiming "the enemy fired their shots so beautifully," and how he endured six nights of shelling while stationed there. Afterwards, Francis "went to the city for a day, and I met Pa at the Mills House." 3p.
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201. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 18, 1863
201. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 18, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward inquiring whether James will be renting his place another year noting that he has had "several applications" to rent the property. 1p.
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204. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 18, 1863
204. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 18, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that he has purchased 24 head of cattle for him and asks for directions on how to have them delivered. 1p.
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205. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863
205. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that Myers' medical exemptions for service have been revoked and he "will soon leave for the army of Tennessee." He offers James the service of his overseer, Pagett, writing that the slaves "will be much better pleased with him I think than they at present are" claiming their current overseer, Rawlinson, "has endeavored to predjudice (sic) them to him." 2p.
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207. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- December 3, 1863
207. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- December 3, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that he should look for another overseer because he is appealing the revocation of his medical exemption for service and that he may need to use the overseer that he had previously offered James. 2p.
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213. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- August 21, 1864
213. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- August 21, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward inquiring if he intends to rent for next year "the place now occupied by your negroes." 1p.
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213a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 7, 1864
213a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 7, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward reminding him that only he should receive the rent for the properties Heyward is leasing. 1p.
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216. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 21, 1864
216. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 21, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward concerning tenancy for next year and the ongoing dispute about the use of "present currency." 2p.
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218a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- October 3, 1864
218a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- October 3, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing Heyward that he cannot accept a clause Heyward wants inserted in their rental agreement. 1p.
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263. F.M. Montell to Lt. James Hann -- November 21, 1865
263. F.M. Montell to Lt. James Hann -- November 21, 1865 Letter from Freedmen's Bureau agent F.M. Montell to Lt. James Hann concerning the former slaves still residing at Dean Hall Plantation. Montell writes that Thomas Ferguson wants the freedmen removed "as they have no rights to reside on the plantation after the division of their crops" and that he doesn't want "to have the bad example of idle men" influencing his future hires. Montell also writes of several cases of small pox on the plantation and asks the lieutenant for military help to resolve the situation and provide the "care and attention which the Freedmens Bureau have not the means of affording them." 2p.
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