Mary Wilkinson Memminger writes to her mother, chastising her for not writing. She also shares news from Charleston, including the news that her daughter Ellen has returned to Montpelier Institute, a school for girls in Georgia run by Bishop Stephen Elliott. She also informs her mother that they have met a distant cousin, a Dr. Borland, a sugar planter who lives in Louisiana.
Anna Wilkinson writes to her mother after spending a week on laudanum to relieve her pain. She discusses the recent death of a child in the Belin family. Another person writes a note at the end of the letter, and corrects the date.
Anna Wilkinson writes to her mother concerning her mother's offer to come stay with her during her illness. Anna says that she is welcome to stay with her, but that the room is warm so her mother may be more comfortable staying at her own house. She also mentions a way to use quicksilver to keep away bugs.
A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to her mother. She mentions Stanna's [Anna Wilkinson's] trouble with her foot, and describes her daily afternoon ritual with her children, including sitting on the piazza and having tea. She also describes some health problems her daughter Ellen has been suffering.
In this letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to her mother, Eleanora Wilkinson, Mary shares news from Charleston. She discusses two deaf-mute children who came to stay with her on their way to an institute in Hartford.
A letter from Virginia Wilkinson Belin at Sandy Knowe plantation to her mother, Eleanora Wilkinson. She informs her mother that she will be visiting in the next 2 weeks, and asks her to prepare her room with camphor to keep the bugs away. She also says that she will be sending a puppy named Rollo a few days ahead of her.
Letter written by William Wilkinson to his father. He writes from school, reflecting that if he had studied more he could have entered the freshman class. He assures his father that it is warm enough to not need a cloak.
A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, her sister. She writes from Greenville, thanking Anna for writing, as hers was the first letter from home she had received. She talks of visiting neighbors, and talks about her children.