Letter from Edward Barnwell, Charleston, to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, in Beaufort. Edward writes of his hesitancy to visit King St. at night to pick up items requested by his family in Beaufort and asks his sister to help him get to the bottom of an unnamed rumor involving him.
Letter from Edward Barnwell, Charleston, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, in Beaufort. Barnwell writes that his boss has travelled to the north leaving him and another man in charge and thanks his mother for the shipment of melons from Beaufort.
Letter from Edward Barnwell, Philadelphia, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, while traveling north with his father. Barnwell describes their trip from Niagara Falls to Montreal, Quebec, Lake Champlain, Lake George, New York City and back to Philadelphia. His father, Barnwell writes, has left Philadelphia for Pottsville, PA, to escape the heat.
Letter from Edward Barnwell, Philadelphia, to father, William H. W. Barnwell, in Tuscarora, PA, concerning plans to meet up again and resume traveling. Barnwell informs his father of the deaths of 200 people in New York due to a heat wave, but assures him the weather is cool enough for his return.
Letter from Eliza Barnwell, Beaufort, to sister-in-law Catherine Osborn Barnwell in Charleston. Eliza writes about the quiet summer in Beaufort, the visit of a mesmerizer and requests buttons and fabric from Charleston noting, "there is not a yard of silk vesting to be got in the town."
Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell Fuller to sister-in-law Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Fuller recounts the "hornet's nest" surrounding Beaufort during a recent election and gives details concerning the conversion of Tom Fuller.
Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell Fuller, "Paris" Island, to sister-in-law Catherine Osborn Barnwell, Charleston. Fuller mentions Catherine's "providential escape" from a fire and requests several items for Catherine to purchase for her.