Letter from Robert Lynch to his parents from Combree, France, where he is studying for the priesthood. Robert writes at length about a debilitating episode of constipation he has recently recovered from. 4p.
Second letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch on this date. Francis has enclosed $25 dollars towards the schooling expenses of the children being sent to Charleston and writes that they have been "accorded free passage on the RRd's." 1p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes that one of the "Philadelphia sisters" is going back and that she has written Bishop Wood asking for a "strong able-bodied washerwoman" in return. 4p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy and her attempt to contact a publisher concerning her intentions to retain the copyright to the "Ursuline Manual" and ask for ten cents per copy sold. 4p.
John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about expiring insurance on the Convent's former house and offers to house Bishop Hughes when he visits Columbia, joking that he can turn the Bishop's stay into an advertisement for his medical practice. 2p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch renewing her request for advice concerning selling the copyright to the "Ursuline Manual" and asks the Bishop about two potential boarders at the school and convent. 2p.
Letter from Mary Lynch Spann in Washington County, Texas, to her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch. Mary Lynch Spann sends news of her family and comments on the news that the Bishop may visit them in the spring. 4p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about plans that had fallen through for the Archbishop to visit Columbia. Madame Baptiste expresses relief in the change of plans claiming, "I hate meeting dignitaries." She also brings up the issue of selling the copyright to the "Ursuline Manual" and writes at length about a young lady who wants to be a nun despite her mother's disapproval. 4p.