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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.