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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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254. Memorandum between Thomas B. Ferguson and William McBurney -- August 23, 1865
254. Memorandum between Thomas B. Ferguson and William McBurney -- August 23, 1865 Memorandum between Thomas B. Ferguson, William McBurney, John J. Darcy, Michael Darcy, and John O'Mara to repair the engine and boiler of the rice mill at Dean Hall Plantation. 5p.
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141. Memorandum between Keiths and Heywards -- February 16, 1853
141. Memorandum between Keiths and Heywards -- February 16, 1853 Memorandum between Matthew I. Keith, Susan Keith, William Henry Heyward, James B. Heyward, and Maria Heyward concerning a house on Meeting St., Charleston and the use of trust monies to purchase a summer house on Sullivan's Island. 4p.
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328. Memoranda -- 1878-1880
328. Memoranda -- 1878-1880 Memoranda associated with the final adjudication of a bond bequeathed by Nathaniel Heyward in his will of 1851. 5p.
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229. Corn and rice given by James B. Heyward -- January, 1865
229. Corn and rice given by James B. Heyward -- January, 1865 Lists of corn and rice amounts given by James B. Heyward for "Soldiers Wife's Tax." 4p.
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163. Church of the Ascension Pew Holders -- 1861
163. Church of the Ascension Pew Holders -- 1861 List of the pew holders in the Church of the Ascension in St. Bartholomew's parish Colleton County, SC. 1p.
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114. Myrtle Grove Plantation, Number of Bushels -- 1848-1852
114. Myrtle Grove Plantation, Number of Bushels -- 1848-1852 List of the number of bushels of all crops harvested each year at Myrtle Grove Plantation from 1848-1852 with the price obtained and the acreage planted. 1p.
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368. List of seeds purchased -- n.d.
368. List of seeds purchased -- n.d. List of seeds purchased, buyer and property unknown. 1p.
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249. Property List of Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 13, 1865
249. Property List of Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 13, 1865 List of property identified by Thomas Ferguson from two homes on East Bay and Broad Street in Charleston, SC. The note gives Ferguson the right to reclaim the named items. 2p.
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117. List of Fife Plantation Negroes -- 1851
117. List of Fife Plantation Negroes -- 1851 List of Fife Plantation slaves including name, family makeup, age, work qualifications and condition. 7p.
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142. List of Field Slaves -- 1854-1856
142. List of Field Slaves -- 1854-1856 List of Field Slaves for Hamburgh, Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Myrtle Grove Plantations in 1854-1856, designated by sex and full hand, half hand, etc. 26p.
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230. Cotton weights at plantation and Charleston -- ca. 1865
230. Cotton weights at plantation and Charleston -- ca. 1865 List of cotton and rigging weights probably measured for transport, ca. 1865.
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130. List of Slaves for Rotterdam Plantation, 1852
130. List of Slaves for Rotterdam Plantation, 1852 List of 48 slaves at Rotterdam Plantation, segregated by sex, and designated full hand, half hand, etc. 2p.
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113. List of Slaves, 118 names -- ca. 1852. (location unknown)
113. List of Slaves, 118 names -- ca. 1852. (location unknown) List of 118 slaves, (location and exact date unknown), numbered in pen and an additional 12 duplicate names listed at the end in pencil. The list was perhaps compiled as an inventory of property after the death of Nathaniel Heyward (1766-1851). 3p.
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228. R. Felker to Mr. Heyward -- ca. 1865
228. R. Felker to Mr. Heyward -- ca. 1865 Letter, exact date unknown, from R. Felker to Mr. Heyward giving him a list of cotton weights and an update on the search for Mr. Heyward's lost hogs. 2p.
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344. Letter(s) to a Miss Watting (from Elisa?) in Bombay, India -- August 14, 1863
344. Letter(s) to a Miss Watting (from Elisa?) in Bombay, India -- August 14, 1863 Letter(s) to a Miss Watting (from Elisa ?) in Bombay, India, care of James B. Ferguson. In the letter, written over a period of months in cross-hatch, the author describes Bombay in detail, her social life there and her eagerness to hear of news from America and England. The writer also mentions that, while in Gibraltar, she saw the Union gunboat Chippewa keeping watch on the Confederate cruiser Sumter "as a cat with a mouse." 17p.
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361. Letter to Mr. James B. Heyward from F.M. Fickling -- ca. 1864
361. Letter to Mr. James B. Heyward from F.M. Fickling -- ca. 1864 Letter to Mr. James B. Heyward from F.M. Fickling, representing Mr. Frank Myers, concerning rental payment for property that Heyward is leasing from Myers. The letter references the ongoing dispute between Heyward and Myers concerning the use of Confederate currency to pay the rent. 2p.
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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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253. Letter to James Heyward from J.H. Trapier -- August 18, 1865
253. Letter to James Heyward from J.H. Trapier -- August 18, 1865 Letter to James Heyward from J.H. Trapier concerning ideas about crops and livestock for their various properties. Trapier suggests giving the newly freed laborers a stake in the crops grown, noting that he got the idea from a book on "European Agriculture" and that the practice had worked well in Germany. He mentions the difference in labor required for field crops versus the "special cultivation" skills needed for rice propagation. Finally, he asks James for a copy of a blank "Petition for pardon" claiming the hand crafted one he had sent earlier might be rejected because of his refusal "to surrender my ideas in reference to State Sovereignty." 4p.
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055. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- March 21, 1835
055. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- March 21, 1835 Letter to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass., from his aunt, Mrs. Smith, in "Old Fort", Beaufort. His aunt refers to a campus "rebellion" that James survived and relates news from family and friends. 4p.
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054. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- March 11, 1835
054. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- March 11, 1835 Letter to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass., from his aunt, Mrs. Smith, in "Old Fort", Beaufort. His aunt relays a message to James to research Old Fort in the Harvard library for his uncle and writes at length of the events at "Carolina College." 4p.
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