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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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047. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- October 17, 1834
047. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- October 17, 1834 Letter to James B. Heyward from his aunt, M. Smith, in Beaufort. In her letter she describes to James about a recent meeting of the Debating Society of Beaufort and the beautiful "Speechifying" to be heard. She wishes that he would come visit but realizes the "gay and inviting City [Charleston] takes your heart and plain quiet Beaufort suffers in consequence." 4p.
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048. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 12, 1834
048. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 12, 1834 Nathaniel Heyward writes from "Blue House" near one of his Combahee plantations to his grandson James B. Heyward congratulating him on his acceptance to Harvard. He provides detailed instructions on how James is to receive money for his studies and tells James he is writing to the president of Harvard but that "he shall know nothing of our money affairs." Nathaniel relates how busy he has been at his mills as he prepares "for a bountiful crop of rice." 2p.
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049. Letter to James B. Heyward -- December 9, 1834 (sender unknown)
049. Letter to James B. Heyward -- December 9, 1834 (sender unknown) Letter from an unknown sender in "Rose Hill" to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. The letter writer mentions several mutual friends and family and informs James of weddings and social events in Beaufort and Charleston. The writer also mentions James' grandfather's trips to attend to plantation affairs in Pon Pon, a new house being built along the Ashepoo and other trips to Hilton Head and "Hunting Islands." 4p.
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050. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 27, 1834
050. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 27, 1834 Nathaniel Heyward writes to his grandson James B. Heyward with instructions about a presenting a draft for money from a Boston Merchant to pay for his schooling. He is glad to hear that James is engaged in his studies but cautions that he wants him to return to home a learned gentleman and not a "book worm." He comments on the character of James' and his brother Nat's acquaintances and that Nat is doing well at "the office" in Beaufort. 3p.
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051. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 21, 1835
051. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 21, 1835 Letter from Aunt "Elzh" at "Rose Hill" to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. His aunt writes about the family, how ice has destroyed their avenue of oaks, and comments on how the legislature in Columbia is attempting to make the college there the only one in the state and turn Charleston College into a preparatory school. 4p.
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052. Anne H Darrell to James B. Heyward -- February 25, 1835
052. Anne H Darrell to James B. Heyward -- February 25, 1835 Letter from friend, Anne H Darrell, to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. Ann mentions the bitterly cold winter they are having in Charleston and the destruction of St. Philips Church by fire, and informs him she has sent him some oranges from "Augustine." 3p.
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053. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- February 27, 1835 (sender unknown)
053. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- February 27, 1835 (sender unknown) Letter from Aunt "Elzh" at "Rose Hill" to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In addition to updating James on family news, the writer comments on the historic low temperatures of the winter, the destruction of St. Philips Church in Charleston due to fire, and the presence of elephants and other "Beasts" in town, presumably overwintering circus animals. 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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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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056. Letter to James B. Heyward -- April 27, 1835 (sender unknown)
056. Letter to James B. Heyward -- April 27, 1835 (sender unknown) Letter from an unknown sender in Rose Hill to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. The writer provides rich details on the news of scores of friends and family. 4p.
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057. Letter to James B. Heyward -- June 4, 1835 (sender unknown)
057. Letter to James B. Heyward -- June 4, 1835 (sender unknown) Letter from an unknown sender in Charleston to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. The letter writer informs James of the news of family and friends including many well-known Charleston families. She also mentions a devastating fire that recently occurred that burned through parts of Meeting, East Bay, Market, Pinckney, Hasell and Guignard streets writing "it is really gloomy to ride in that part of the Town now for the last winter's fire meets this one just at the Market." 4p.
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