Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. In her letter Hetty laments losing her children's nurse and writes frequently about the "Fever" plaguing the lowcountry. 3p.
Letter from William Manigault Heyward to his mother while traveling in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Heyward writes about spending time at "Mr. Smiths" in Black Point, New Jersey, arriving just after the departure of exiled Spanish King Joseph Bonaparte from the estate. He comments on the pine barrens of New Jersey and writes of socializing with Charlestonians General George Izard and Ben Huger. 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the continuing saga surrounding her children's nurse and briefs her mother on the politics of the Ladies Benevolent Society that she is part of. 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the lingering sickness pervading the lowcountry and worries about the health of her husband Nathaniel who she fears may have gone to their plantation too early "as we have had no frost yet." 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her sister, Mary Smith, in Beaufort. Hetty writes about their recent stay at the Jones' establishment on Sullivan's Island and comments on the families who were vactioning there with them. 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty thanks her mother for the watermelons that she sent and gives a short financial account of items she is shipping to Beaufort. 3p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the various items she is shipping her mother via Capt. Bythewood, the health of her children, and comments that the "weather is very unfavourable for the Cotton planters." 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward in Combahee to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty informs her mother that they are "home" at their plantation on the Combahee after a journey of three days from Charleston. They are not quite settled yet "as the Sloop has not yet arrived with our Servants and baggage." 3p.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.