Partial letter from Rev. W.W. Spear to William H. W. Barnwell expressing a desire to return to Charleston to preach and perhaps start an "independent press" directed at the "moderate & Calvinistic of our brethren."
Partial letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing his travel through the German Rhineland. Barnwell writes of visiting the ducal palace of the House of Nassau in Biebrich and its elaborate greenhouses and gardens and describes visits to the spas of Wiesbaden and the tourist sites of Worms.
Partial letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, in Erlangen, to unknown correspondent describing the state of Christianity and theology in Germany. Barnwell also discusses his attempt to impart his knowledge of contemporary American political science but concedes that "slavery is a topic which cannot be understood, which everyone talks about but which I generally excise myself from speaking upon."
Photograph of a woodcut of "The Castle", the Barnwell family home in Beaufort. Caption on back: "The Old Castle. A double tabby house built by two brothers Robert Gibbes Barnwell (1761-1814), Edward Barnwell (1757-1808). It stood on the Bluff in Beaufort where the Court House now stands." 8 x 8 cm.