Letter from Rev. Joseph Walker, Beaufort, enclosing a paper to William H. W. Barnwell for publication in Barnwell's "The Episcopal Protestant." Walker also writes of division in the Episcopal Church, mentioning the recent decision in New York to establish an "abolition church."
Letter from Rev. Stephen H. Tyng to William H. W. Barnwell discussing the state of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA. Tyng also mentions the death of "Mr. Grimke" of Charleston and wishes Barnwell luck in his ministry.
Letter from Rev. William Bacon Stevens to William H. W. Barnwell describing the state of his church in Athens, GA., and his acceptance of the professorship of Belles Lettres at the University of Georgia.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell at the family plantation, Laurel Bay, to father, William H. W. Barnwell. Barnwell writes of schooling his younger siblings and reports on the status of the plantation.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell at the family plantation, Laurel Bay, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell writes of an upcoming visit to Beaufort, slaughtering hogs for sausage and trading mutton for chickens.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell at Laurel Bay plantation, to father, William H. W. Barnwell. Barnwell describes an eventful trip to Beaufort with his siblings, comments on his continuing education and the schooling of his siblings, and reports to his father on the status of the plantation's cotton crop.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell in Philadelphia, to father, William H. W. Barnwell. En route north for his European trip, Barnwell writes of visiting Washington, DC, touring the Patent Building and U.S. Capitol, securing his passport and meeting Senator Butler of South Carolina.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell sent to the Charleston Courier for publication. Barnwell, on behalf of the South Carolina Hospital Bureau in Virginia, informs the city of their move from Charlottesville to Richmond due to the withdrawal of Confederate troops and gives directions on the best way to send supplies.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell extracting details of the estate of their late sister. Barnwell writes, "the fall is bringing back all of our friends to Beaufort, but she comes not."
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to brother William H. W. Barnwell remarking on errors in "Traditions and Reminiscences Chiefly of the American Revolution" by Joseph Johnson regarding their father, Robert Gibbes Barnwell. Barnwell also writes of a disappointing planting season at his plantation and at William's plantation, Laurel Bay.