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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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058. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- July 23, 1835
058. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- July 23, 1835 Nathaniel Heyward writes to his grandson James B. Heyward in Cambridge apologizing for failing to submit his quarterly remittance. He exhorts him to "keep on the fashionable side" as "the Ladies of Boston have very sweet mouths for Southerners." 3p.
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059. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 31, 1835
059. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 31, 1835 Letter from Aunt (?) "Elzh" in Charleston to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. "Elzh" catches James up on all the news of friends and family in Charleston, Beaufort and elsewhere and mentions a new law passed by the Legislature "preventing coloured People from teaching." 4p.
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061. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- September 19, 1835
061. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- September 19, 1835 Letter from Aunt "Elzh" in Charleston to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. She write James that the health of his grandmother has forced her to take a trip upstate to Flat Rock and that his brother Nat met her in Columbia via "the RailRoad as far as Branchville, and then took his Horse and went on." She writes of family members and friends travelling in Europe and that "Strangers fever is rather more prevalent than some years back...owing to...so many cellars being left open, and water collecting in them." 4p.
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062. Letter to James B. Heyward -- December 30, 1835 (sender unknown)
062. Letter to James B. Heyward -- December 30, 1835 (sender unknown) A satirical, almost poetic, letter from an unknown sender to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. The letter writer teases James about the relative charms of Boston versus Charleston. 4p.
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063. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1836
063. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1836 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Old Fort, Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. James' aunt writes at length of the politics of "Columbia College" in South Carolina including the news that his friend has been named president. 4p.
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064. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 5, 1837
064. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- January 5, 1837 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward from "Blue House" to his grandson James Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. Nathaniel provides additional monies for James to replace his lost wardrobe and writes how "the excitement for the West is ruining So. Ca. The negroes as well as the white population are moving off in great numbers." 4p.
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065. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 13, 1837
065. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 13, 1837 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. James' aunt relates the news of the family and writes of her desire that James uses his education to teach in the "Sabbath Schools." 4p.
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066. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- September 9, 1837
066. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- September 9, 1837 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. Upon hearing of James' recent trip to Canada, his aunt relates the story of her trip there seven years earlier when "Quebec only had one good hotel and Montreal...not half enough to accomodate the numerous travelers." She writes of news of the family and of the several parties in Beaufort. 4p.
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067. J. Harleston Read to James B. Heyward -- 1838
067. J. Harleston Read to James B. Heyward -- 1838 Letter from J. Harleston Read, in Charleston, to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In his letter, Read asks James to inquire about several outstanding bills he owes in Boston. The bills were apparently to be paid by a friend who died enroute when the steam-packet "Pulaski" sank off North Carolina. Read also writes that the "City is very sickly, people dying like rotten sheep - nothing keeps me here, but a desire to be admitted to the bar." 4p.
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068. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- February 19, 1838
068. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- February 19, 1838 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson James in Cambridge, Mass. In his letter, Nathaniel provides additional monies to pay James' debts and reprimands him for his extravagance. Nathaniel mentions that James' brother, Nathaniel, has bought a house in Beaufort and is building "a lofty one at White Hall." He tells James that when he returns from college in October "being of age (21) - I shall resign my administration, and leave you with the rice crop." He also notes that all is peaceful and well at Combahee, "notwithstanding the Growls of the Abolitionist." 3p.
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069. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 4, 1838
069. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 4, 1838 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In her letter, she informs James about the news of family and friends and mentions that she was hoping to go to Charleston to visit a dentist "to Beautify your Uncle and myself in our old days -- not wishing yet to be accounted toothless." 4p.
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070. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 25, 1838
070. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 25, 1838 Congratulatory letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson, James B. Heyward, upon his return to South Carolina. Nathaniel instructs James to take the stage to the "B(lue) House Post office" and "walk to Whitehall" from there. 2p.
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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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072. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- 1841
072. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- 1841 Personal letter to James B. Heyward from his aunt. 4p.
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073. Daniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 14, 1842
073. Daniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 14, 1842 Offer from Daniel Heyward to James B. Heyward to buy Chelsea Plantation, a cotton and provision plantation, from the estate of John Heyward. He also offers "the Rice Plantation, Sandy Hill adjoining" if he "may not desire to embark in the cultivation of Cotton." 3p.
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074. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 14, 1843
074. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 14, 1843 Letter from Aunt M. Smith to James B. Heyward in Charleston. James' aunt begs him to visit with his new child and offers jams and jellies as an incentive. 4p.
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075. Mathew Irvine Keith to James B. Heyward -- March 19, 1844
075. Mathew Irvine Keith to James B. Heyward -- March 19, 1844 Letter from M. Keith to James B. Heyward thanking James' grandfather for money. 3p.
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076. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- August 19, 1844
076. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- August 19, 1844 Letter from William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward. William writes from Montreal about his health and the gifts and commissions he has procured or investigated for James and his wife on his trip north. He claims "Philad. is the place for domestic manufactures" and "N.Y. for imported." 4p.
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077. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 1, 1844
077. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 1, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Boston. He tells James about visiting their old haunts during their Harvard days including Tremont Theatre, various billiard halls and a shooting gallery, and comments on the merits of rail and steamboat travel over stage coach. 4p.
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078. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 2, 1844
078. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 2, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Columbia asking him to investigate several cases of wine and brandy that were supposed to be sent to him by rail. He writes James about the interesting discussions concerning "our Federal Relations" and mentions how the state of Massachusetts has sent a commissioner to investigate the seizure of its free black citizens. 4p.
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