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Barnwell Family Papers

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386. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (sister) -- n.d.
386. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (sister) -- n.d. Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to sister, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, from South Carolina College.
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385. Robert Woodward Barnwell? to Unknown -- ca. 1862
385. Robert Woodward Barnwell? to Unknown -- ca. 1862 Partial note, possibly from Robert Woodward Barnwell, to unknown recounting a recent unnamed battle. The author writes "such a sight as that field of slain I never dreamed of."
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384. Robert Woodward Barnwell to the Charleston Courier -- ca. 1863
384. Robert Woodward Barnwell to the Charleston Courier -- ca. 1863 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell sent to the Charleston Courier for publication. Barnwell, on behalf of the South Carolina Hospital Bureau in Virginia, informs the city of their move from Charlottesville to Richmond due to the withdrawal of Confederate troops and gives directions on the best way to send supplies.
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383. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- September 7, 1861
383. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- September 7, 1861 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing his work visiting camps and hospitals and procuring supplies for wounded and sick South Carolina soldiers in Virginia. The letter contains pages written by his wife, Mary, describing a trip to Munson Hill in Northern Virginia that Barnwell had taken with Generals Beauregard and Johnston. According to Mary, Barnwell could see Union soldiers atop the U.S. Capitol Building and, while there, witnessed a skirmish among picket lines.
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382. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- ca. 1862
382. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- ca. 1862 Undated war time letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing the upbeat attitude in Virginia.
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381. Robert Woodward Barnwell to sister -- January 28, 1862
381. Robert Woodward Barnwell to sister -- January 28, 1862 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to sister describing his unceasing work tending to sick and wounded Confederate soldiers in Virginia. Barnwell writes that he hopes to return to Columbia the following April when South Carolina soldiers end their tour and perhaps save his summer salary at South Carolina College.
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380. George M. Coffin to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- September 26, 1861
380. George M. Coffin to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- September 26, 1861 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.
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379. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 28, 1861
379. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 28, 1861 Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, of his plans to spend his summer vacation in spiritual work with the Confederate Army, specifically at hospitals near Manassas, VA, where he hopes to bring along a "Corps of Lady nurses."
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378. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1861
378. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1861 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, updating her on the growth of his two young sons, Singleton and Robert. Barnwell also refers to "Carolina's backwardness" in its attack of Fort Sumter and believes the action ruins any hope "of redeeming our pledge of independence."
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377. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 19, 1860
377. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- April 19, 1860 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, offering his opinion on the particulars of his younger brother Stephen's education and describing the vegetable garden he has planted.
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376. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- September 24, 1859
376. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- September 24, 1859 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing his preparations for another term as professor at South Carolina College.
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375. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1859?
375. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1859? Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about a washing machine he has purchased for her and includes a recipe for soap. He also informs her of a calf he is sending via his servant "Aleck" and tells her to "let the negroes know that if it is missing, I will have every one on the plantation punished."
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374. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Edward H. Barnwell -- July 23, 1858
374. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Edward H. Barnwell -- July 23, 1858 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to brother, Edward H. Barnwell, from Charlottesville, VA. Robert writes of visiting Edward's alma mater at the University of Virginia and alludes to an offer of employment at the College of William and Mary.
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373. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- July 23, 1858
373. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- July 23, 1858 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell, Charlottesville, VA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing a trip to Virginia with his wife, Mary.
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372. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 17, 1858
372. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 17, 1858 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about plans in the month leading up to his wedding.
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371. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 15, 1858?
371. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June 15, 1858? Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, trying to arrange a day to meet in Charleston.
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370. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1857
370. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- 1857 Partial letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to his mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about settling in as professor at South Carolina College.
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369. George McWillie Williamson to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- June 30, 1857
369. George McWillie Williamson to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- June 30, 1857 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.
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368. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 19, 1857
368. Robert Woodward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- June 19, 1857 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, describing the politics surrounding his reelection as professor at South Carolina college.
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367. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 25, 1857
367. Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 25, 1857 Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing his professorial duties at South Carolina College and updating her on the status of his siblings who are living with him in Columbia. He also mentions South Carolina histories written by William James Rivers, David Ramsay and William Gilmore Simms and some investigative work he is doing for his father concerning their ancestor, John Barnwell. Attached is a letter from his brother, William Finley Barnwell, describing Robert's endless study habits.
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