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Barnwell Family Papers

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313. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 10, 1850
313. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 10, 1850 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, notifying her that he has finally given his exhibition speech at South Carolina College.
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312. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- April 5, 1850
312. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- April 5, 1850 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, concerning financial accounts at South Carolina College, preparations for a school sponsored eulogy for John C. Calhoun and Robert's plans after graduation.
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310. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 14, 1850
310. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 14, 1850 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, informing her of the studious habits of his brother, Edward, who has recently joined him at South Carolina College.
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308. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 31, 1849
308. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 31, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing his recent bad health.
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307. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Martha Mathews -- October 29, 1849
307. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Martha Mathews -- October 29, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to aunt, Martha Ann Mathews, discussing the upcoming marriage of his grandfather, Edward Barnwell.
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305. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 1, 1849
305. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 1, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, concerning his return to classes at South Carolina College. Barnwell writes about the shock at finding his room empty of his belongings before learning that the "tenement boy" had secured his possessions in the library due to several robberies over the summer.
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302. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 6, 1849
302. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 6, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing his plans for the following summer. Barnwell writes that since he has given up on going to balls he should be able to stay at home more next summer and "not trouble Papa by being out."
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300. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 23, 1849
300. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 23, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing his brother Edward's plans for college.
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299. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 15, 1849
299. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 15, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, updating her on his school work. Included in the letter is a version of the poem "Wait for the Wagon."
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295. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 29, 1849
295. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 29, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, informing her that the health of Col. Preston has forced him to temporarily vacate the presidency of South Carolina College and that Dr. Francis Lieber will assume the role. Barnwell also requests a box of "eatables" he can share with his tenement mates, having "dined pretty amply" in boxes they have received from home.
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294. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 25, 1849
294. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 25, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing the ill health of South Carolina College's president, William Preston.
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292. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 1, 1849
292. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 1, 1849 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing a delightful visit to Orangeburg, SC, en route to Columbia from Charleston.
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289. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- December 9, 1848
289. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- December 9, 1848 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, finalizing his yearly expenses at South Carolina College and informing her of his plans to take friends with him when visiting Charleston for winter break.
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287. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 27, 1848
287. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 27, 1848 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, on his desire to get a room by himself due to the interruptions of roommates.
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285. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 2, 1848
285. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 2, 1848 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, informing her that he is fully settled back at South Carolina College and lists some possessions left behind in Charleston, including several books he wants taken to the Apprentice's Library in Charleston.
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281. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 9, 1848
281. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 9, 1848 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, concerning changes in rooming arrangements and the opening of a new "commons" building at South Carolina College. He also mentions the admittance of an acquaintance or relative, "Stu", who was only narrowly accepted after poor entrance examinations that Barnwell attributes to "the dissimilarity of studies here & at Cambridge."
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279. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 18, 1848
279. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 18, 1848 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, with news from South Carolina College. Barnwell writes of the antics of a Professor Pelham and the rebellion of students against him, including several who were either expelled or suspended for "stopping up the key hole" of Professor Pelham's door.
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277. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 5, 1848
277. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 5, 1848 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, about his brother, Edward, entering South Carolina College in December.
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270. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- November 26, 1847
270. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- November 26, 1847 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, mentioning the possibility of joining a military society at South Carolina College, the purchase of books at an estate auction and his lack of money for clothes and supplies.
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269. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- November 18, 1847
269. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- November 18, 1847 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, detailing his expenses at South Carolina College.
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