Letter from Bernard Lynch in Columbia to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston. Bernard, in hopes of becoming superintendent of the Gas Works in Columbia, is seeking any information the Bishop may have on the position. 2p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste (Ellen Lynch), from the Brown County, Ohio, Ursuline Convent to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Baltimore. Madame Baptiste describes how she disguised herself "as a secular" in her travel north and discusses the opening of an academy in Columbia. 4p.
Letter from John Lynch in Columbia to Mother Theresa of the Sisters of Mercy in Charleston. John writes the Mother Superior about a potential conflict regarding a child boarding with the Sisters and fears the powerful influence of the child's mother could adversely affect their school. 2p.
Letter from Anna Lynch in Cheraw to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston, concerning the recent illness of their mother. Letter includes a brief message from their brother Francis concerning a $1200 note that he wants the Bishop to endorse. 4p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing a visit by their mother to the Ursuline convent in Columbia. She also mentions a letter from a potential novitiate whose guardian is John Breckinridge, Vice President of the U.S. 4p.
Francis Lynch, Cheraw, writes to his brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch in Charleston, about a recommendation the Bishop had given to a third party concerning a job applicant. He also discusses their family's health and the business woes of their brother, Hugh. 4p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a new "noviciate" being welcomed into the Ursulines of Columbia. Madame Baptiste is concerned that given the precarious financial status of the convent that the new noviciate will not realize the sacrifices she must make given that she has previously known "many conveniences." She also suggests that the noviciate pay her own travel expenses to Columbia and possibly pay her board during her term. 2p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent in Columbia, including the potential recruitment of two lay sisters to help in housekeeping so the convent doesn't "have to pay servant's hire." She also mentions stocking up on stores and that she has ordered two tons of coal, "two thirds anthracite and one third bituminous", from Charleston. 4p.