Letter from Joseph Walker Barnwell, Gottingen, Germany, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Barnwell discusses South Carolina Reconstruction politics and the dissatisfaction with Governor Robert Scott, and details a day trip with fellow students to explore castle ruins along the Werre River southwest of Gottingen.
Letter from Mary Hutson Wigg Barnwell, New York, to Catherine Osborn Barnwell, Charleston. Mary Barnwell describes her travel to Newport and New York and discusses her plans concerning her return to Beaufort.
Letter from Nicodemus? Aldrich to William H. W. Barnwell informing him that he has arrived at Bristol College, PA, to begin his studies as a beneficiary of the "Education Society." (Attached to the letter is an 1832 printed circular sent from Paul Trapier informing Barnwell of his election to the standing committee of the "Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society.")
Letter from Pauline Southern (Barnwell) to Vida describing a trip to Lusk, County Dublin, to view the medieval tomb of ancestor Christopher Barnewall. Enclosed are three photographs of the church containing his remains.
Letter from Pierre P. Irving, secretary of the Foreign Committee on Episcopal missions, to William H. W. Barnwell giving an account of money sent by Barnwell's congregation at St. Peters Church. While the bulk of money donated is in support of William Boone's mission in China, other beneficiaries include missions in Mesopotamia and Texas, and the support of a "missionary to col'd people."
Letter from Rev. Benjamin Johnson, St. Matthews, SC, to William H. W. Barnwell informing Barnwell that due to overwhelming duties with his own congregations, he is unable to preach in Barnwell's place in Charleston.
Letter from Rev. Edward E. Ford in Augusta, GA, to William H. W. Barnwell requesting that Barnwell procure some religious tracts for him in Charleston. On the letter Barnwell has annotated the costs and freight associated with the purchase.
Letter from Rev. Francis L. Hawks to William H. W. Barnwell attempting to answer questions Barnwell has about his ancestor, John Barnwell, and specific events surrounding the Tuscarora War in North Carolina.
Letter from Rev. James W. Cooke to William H. W. Barnwell confirming the death of Bishop William Boone's wife in China while performing missionary work with her husband. Rev. Cooke includes a list of medical supplies needed for the mission and asks Barnwell for help in obtaining them.