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Barnwell Family Papers

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001. William H. W. Barnwell to Hetty Barnwell -- June 21, 1826
001. William H. W. Barnwell to Hetty Barnwell -- June 21, 1826 Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to Hetty Barnwell describing the "ladies" of Litchfield, Conn. and inquiring about news in Beaufort, SC.
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002. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- December 12, 1828
002. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- December 12, 1828 Unknown writer extolling the virtues of his sister to William H. W. Barnwell.
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003. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- January 18, 1832
003. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- January 18, 1832 William H. W. Barnwell, from Laurel Bay Plantation, writes to friend Edgar Day in Catskill, New York. After 4 years without correspondence, Barnwell apprises Day of his marriage, the birth of his first child and his religious conversion during a revival in Gillisonville, SC. He also speaks of forming a local temperance society and hopes to establish "one upon my plantation among my Negroes."
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004. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- April 24, 1832
004. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- April 24, 1832 Writing to Edgar B. Day, William H. W. Barnwell discusses his religious thoughts including the notion that freeing slaves from the bondage of sin is more important than freedom itself.
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005. James Stuart to William H. W. Barnwell -- May 24, 1832
005. James Stuart to William H. W. Barnwell -- May 24, 1832 Letter from James Stuart in Pendleton, SC, to William H. W. Barnwell in Beaufort trying to convince Barnwell to begin his ministry as a lay reader in Pendleton.
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006. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- June 28, 1832
006. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- June 28, 1832 William H. W. Barnwell writes to Edgar B. Day about his less than pious youth, his progress in taking religious orders, being called to Pendleton, SC, to preach and the religious instruction of his slaves. He comments that his "Northern Brethren,would not revile me for keeping as bondsmen in the flesh, those who I am striving to make free in the Spirit."
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007. Paul Trapier to William H. W. Barnwell -- July 11, 1832
007. Paul Trapier to William H. W. Barnwell -- July 11, 1832 Letter from Paul Trapier in Charleston, SC, to William H. W. Barnwell in Beaufort congratulating him on his religious vocation.
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008. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- September 3, 1832
008. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- September 3, 1832 William H. W. Barnwell writes to Edgar B. Day about the death of Day's cousin, the one year anniversary of his conversion and the state of religion in South Carolina.
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009. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- November 7, 1832
009. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- November 7, 1832 Faint letter from an unknown writer to William H. W. Barnwell mentioning Barnwell's ministerial duties in Pendleton, SC.
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010. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- November 7, 1832
010. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- November 7, 1832 Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day discussing the religious conversion of family members and mutual friends. Barnwell also touches upon slavery and the religious instruction of slaves, writing that "our religious friends at the North form mistaken views of us at the South on this subject."
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011. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 20, 1833
011. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 20, 1833 Fragment of letter addressed to Revd William H. W. Barnwell in Pendleton, SC.
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012. Sarah Dehon to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 7, 1834
012. Sarah Dehon to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 7, 1834 Letter of thanks from Sarah Dehon of the Charleston Protestant Episcopal Domestic Missionary Society to Revd William H. W. Barnwell for remarks made on their behalf during a recent sermon given by Barnwell.
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013. Nathaniel Bowen to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 2, 1833
013. Nathaniel Bowen to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 2, 1833 Letter from Nathaniel Bowen in Charleston to William H. W. Barnwell asking for help to "resuscitate the Church in Columbia."
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014. Nathaniel Bowen to William H. W. Barnwell -- March 1, 1833
014. Nathaniel Bowen to William H. W. Barnwell -- March 1, 1833 Nathaniel Bowen writes to William H. W. Barnwell concerning plans for Barnwell's ordination in the Episcopal Church.
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015. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- March 5, 1833
015. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- March 5, 1833 Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to friend Edgar B. Day. Barnwell writes of the death of a sister and the birth of a son, and asks Day for advice on making amends for his injurious conduct to others while at law school in Litchfield, Conn.
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016. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 17, 1833
016. Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 17, 1833 Unknown to William H. W. Barnwell containing a list of names and families that will subscribe to Barnwell's ministry.
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017. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- April 27, 1833
017. William H. W. Barnwell to Edgar B. Day -- April 27, 1833 Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to friend Edgar B. Day discussing his recent ordination and his upcoming move to Pendleton, SC, to start his ministry.
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018. Edmund B. Bacon to William H. W. Barnwell -- September 18, 1833
018. Edmund B. Bacon to William H. W. Barnwell -- September 18, 1833 Letter from Edmund B. Bacon to William H. W. Barnwell. (Text extremely faded and largely illegible).
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019. Nathaniel Bowen to William H. W. Barnwell -- December 24, 1833
019. Nathaniel Bowen to William H. W. Barnwell -- December 24, 1833 Short note from Nathaniel Bowen to William H. W. Barnwell commenting on Barnwell's recent ascension to the ministry.
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020. Edmund B. Bacon to William H. W. Barnwell -- January 23, 1834
020. Edmund B. Bacon to William H. W. Barnwell -- January 23, 1834 Letter from Edmund B. Bacon to William H. W. Barnwell thanking him for his brief ministerial duties in Edgefield, SC, and wishing him luck in Charleston.
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