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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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037. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- November 5, 1819
037. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- November 5, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II). Mr. Heyward appears to be discussing the final interment of his son Nathaniel, Jr. 2p.
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036. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- September 6, 1819
036. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- September 6, 1819 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.
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034. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- August 23, 1819
034. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- August 23, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II), informing her of his death in Philadelphia and recommending she care for his now orphaned children. 2p.
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033. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 7, 1819
033. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 7, 1819 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.
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006. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- December 28, 1811
006. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- December 28, 1811 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward to his mother while abroad in Paris. Nathaniel comments on the Paris social scene and complains that his inability to speak French has ruined his time there. 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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080. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 13, 1844
080. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 13, 1844 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson James B. Heyward. Nathaniel mentions a cargo of rice he is sending to Ladson and Co., the disappointing rice crop, and a broken water wheel shaft at Rose Hill plantation that "stops all our pounding at No. 6 & 7 for this winter." 2p.
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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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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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178. Mary Heyward to Frank Heyward -- September 11, 1862
178. Mary Heyward to Frank Heyward -- September 11, 1862 Letter from Mary Heyward to her cousin Frank Heyward about the death of his brother Nathaniel at Manassas. She writes that his father, James, is traveling to Gordonsville, Virginia, and possibly on "to the battlefield" and laments "the war has really come home to us." 4p.
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179. M. Munro to Maria Heyward -- September 24, 1862
179. M. Munro to Maria Heyward -- September 24, 1862 Letter from M. Munro to Maria Heyward concerning the deaths of their sons at the Second Battle of Bull Run who were killed by the same shell, August 29, 1862. Mrs. Munro writes that she is planning on retrieving the hastily buried body of her son and since Maria's son, Nathaniel, is in the same grave she inquires whether or not Maria would like to coordinate a plan to disinter her son as well. She notes that according to her information neither body "can be disinterred alone, without some violence or exposures, offered to the precious remains,..., if either of us, undertake this work alone." 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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348. Lewis Lucas to F. W. Heyward -- September 19, 1890
348. Lewis Lucas to F. W. Heyward -- September 19, 1890 Letter from Lewis Lucas to F. W. Heyward thanking him for storing his furniture. 2p.
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346. Lewis Lucas to F. W. Heyward -- September 14, 1890
346. Lewis Lucas to F. W. Heyward -- September 14, 1890 Letter from Lewis Lucas to F. W. Heyward concerning some furniture Heyward is storing for him at Wappahoola Plantation. 2p.
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167. Lacklison & Co. to James B. Heyward -- May 31, 1861
167. Lacklison & Co. to James B. Heyward -- May 31, 1861 Letter from Lacklison & Co. in Savannah to James B. Heyward. The letter states that "owing to all communication being cut off from the South," the company is unable to secure from Philadelphia the boilers James had ordered for Fife Plantation. 1p.
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319. Joseph Daniel Pope to James B. Heyward -- December 28, 1870
319. Joseph Daniel Pope to James B. Heyward -- December 28, 1870 Letter from Joseph Daniel Pope to James B. Heyward concerning a recent monetary judgment against Heyward. Pope assures Heyward that his firm vigorously defended him and that the plaintiff sought a lot more in damages than were awarded. 2p.
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183. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- November 1, 1862
183. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- November 1, 1862 Letter from John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward concerning his slave, John, the body servant of James' deceased son Nathaniel. Captain Chambers writes that sending James' servant to Richmond is problematic because of the heavy travel on the rail route and that "it is with difficulty a white person can engage a passage and any servant would be compelled to walk." 1p.
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177. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- September 6, 1862
177. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- September 6, 1862 Letter from John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward concerning the particulars of the death of Heyward's son Nathaniel at the Second Battle of Bull Run. According to Lt. Chambers the "musketing in our part of the field had ceased [and] the men were sitting down talking and resting" when a "shell exploded fifteen feet from them." He writes about having to bury Nathaniel and a Lt. Munro in the same grave, which he marked by carving "NH - 1st SCV" on a piece of board. He also asks James about hiring Nathaniel's body servant, John. 3p.
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143. John J. Smith to Maria Heyward -- January 18, 1854
143. John J. Smith to Maria Heyward -- January 18, 1854 Letter from John J. Smith to Maria Heyward lamenting life after the death of his wife. 3p.
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222b. John H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 14, 1864
222b. John H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 14, 1864 Letter from Jno. Boatwright to James B. Heyward affirming that he will accept confederate currency for the year's rent. 1p.
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