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Barnwell Family Papers

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341. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 3, 1854
341. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- February 3, 1854 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.
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342. Robert Woodward Barnwell to sisters -- February 8, 1854
342. Robert Woodward Barnwell to sisters -- February 8, 1854 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, Philadelphia, to sisters. Barnwell describes touring Philadelphia with his cousin, Nathaniel Barnwell Fuller, as they wait to travel to Europe and gives a physical description of the two as noted in their new passports. He also writes of making inquiries with a Naval Commander about ship timber in the hopes his father can make a deal to sell Live Oak lumber from South Carolina.
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343. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- February 11, 1854
343. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- February 11, 1854 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, New York, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell describes touring New York City over several days as his steamship, the Franklin, is undergoing repairs before sailing for Europe.
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344. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 22, 1854
344. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 22, 1854 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.
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345. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Martha Mathews -- April 28, 1854
345. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Martha Mathews -- April 28, 1854 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to aunt, Martha Ann Mathews, from Offenbach am Maim, Germany. Barnwell writes of studying German before his entrance to a university and describes his Sunday travels to Frankfurt to attend an English church.
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346. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- October 6, 1854
346. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- October 6, 1854 Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to father, William H. W. Barnwell, describing his visit to Salzburg, Austria, and his increased competency with the German language.
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347. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 27, 1855
347. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 27, 1855 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, from Erlangen, Germany. Barnwell explains that he left the university in Berlin because of the high cost of living and that the university in Erlangen afforded him a better opportunity to learn Hebrew. Pictured on the stationery is a view of Erlangen that Barnwell has marked with the approximate location of his apartment there, a room over a tavern.
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348. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Unknown -- 1855
348. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Unknown -- 1855 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."
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349. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Unknown -- 1855
349. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Unknown -- 1855 Incomplete letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to unknown discussing the rise of the "missionary spirit" in Germany.
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350. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1855
350. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1855 Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, concerning his plans for the remainder of his stay in Europe.
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351. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- May 7, 1855
351. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- May 7, 1855 Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, telling her of his preference for Beaufort women compared to the women he has met in Germany.
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352. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 11, 1855
352. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 11, 1855 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, describing the esteemed faculty in theology at the university at Erlangen, Germany.
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353. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- December 5, 1855
353. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- December 5, 1855 Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to father, William H. W. Barnwell, describing the difficulty of learning Hebrew during his studies in Erlangen, Germany, and discussing his plans for his final months in Europe.
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354. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Unknown -- December, 1855
354. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Unknown -- December, 1855 Incomplete letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to unknown describing his plans for Christmas in Germany and the pride he feels for his siblings' accomplishments back home.
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355. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- February 8, 1856
355. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- February 8, 1856 Birthday greeting from Robert Woodward Barnwell in Erlangen, Germany, to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell.
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356. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (sister) -- February 28, 1856
356. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (sister) -- February 28, 1856 Birthday greeting from Robert Woodward Barnwell in Erlangen, Germany, to sister, Catherine Osborn Barnwell.
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357. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Aunt -- 1854?
357. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Aunt -- 1854? Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to unnamed aunt. Barnwell discusses the start of his German education, including his efforts in avoiding American and English acquaintances to better immerse himself in the language, and describes the sorrow he feels for how hard German women have to work without servants.
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358. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- September 13, 1856
358. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- September 13, 1856 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, discussing his upcoming ordination in Stateburg, SC.
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359. Robert Woodward Barnwell to sisters -- October 14, 1856
359. Robert Woodward Barnwell to sisters -- October 14, 1856 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, Zion Parsonage, to sisters, describing the rural nature of the parish he will minister near Columbia and inviting them to visit and assist him in setting up housekeeping in his new cottage. In addition to a servant provided by the parish, Barnwell has been given one of his father's servants, "Aleck the little".
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360. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- October, 1856
360. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- October, 1856 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, Zion Parsonage, to father, William H. W. Barnwell thanking him for the gift of his servant "Aleck the little" and discussing possible future plans for his younger brother, William.
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