Letter from John Beal, Scituate, MA, to William H. W. Barnwell enclosing money for a year long subscription to Barnwell's "Episcopal Protestant." In closing, Beal describes himself as "an old sailor who nearly 45 years ago belonged to a Charleston ship in the London trade."
Letter from John A. Vaughan, secretary and general agent for the foreign committee on Episcopal missions, to Thomas S. Gervais? (probably Thomas H. Jervey) acknowledging receipt of $1000 dollars from St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charleston, for Bishop William Boone's salary as missionary to China.
Letter from J. (Joshua?) Peterkin of Baltimore to Mrs. M. E. Ramsay describing William H. W. Barnwell as the "colored man's friend" for his attention to their religious education. Peterkin writes that he chose to publish a recent sermon of Barnwell's in the "Maryland Colonization Journal" since "it is read by many of our slave owners."
Letter from Henry Flanders, Philadelphia, to William H. W. Barnwell, visiting Cambridge, Mass. Flanders mentions "Professor Agassiz" and a recent publication by Horace Binney questioning the authorship of George Washington's Farewell Address and hopes that Mrs. Barnwell "has acquired a relish for northern life."
Letter from George M. Coffin, Charleston, SC, to Robert Woodward Barnwell, Charlottesville, VA, on a variety of war time topics. Coffin mentions Barnwell's letter concerning the "Legion" that appears in the Charleston Courier, acknowledges his relief efforts in Virginia and asks Barnwell to forward aid packages to his friend, Dr. Samuel Logan, who is suffering from typhoid fever in western Virginia.
Letter from former college classmate, George McWillie Williamson, to Robert Woodward Barnwell, comparing South Carolina and Louisiana ladies and how the "democratic" political climate in Louisiana differs from the "aristocratic" nature of South Carolina.
Letter from F. Wurdemann, Limonar, Cuba, to William H. W. Barnwell describing his harrowing experience with customs as he smuggled religious material into Cuba, how he distributed the materials and the people he met, including a "married" priest.
Letter from F. Wurdemann to William H. W. Barnwell regarding an upcoming trip by Wurdemann to Cuba. Wurdemann describes how he has secured "Spanish testaments", bibles and other religious tracts under "false bottoms to my trunks."
Letter from Esther Hutson Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, listing wedding? gifts purchased for her brother, Edward, including silver waiters, oyster forks, a case of scissors, a jewel box and a pair of candlesticks.
Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing her stay in Columbia with her siblings at their older brother's house. Barnwell writes of getting free tickets to see a performance of the "Lilliputian Band", a group of five "little negroes", and comments on her brother's kitchenware, including a description of a chafing dish heated with camphene.