Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing her visit to Columbia where she is staying with her brother, Robert Woodward Barnwell. Elizabeth writes of homesickness and mentions the funeral of Col. Wade Hampton.
Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell Fuller, Beaufort, to brother William H. W. Barnwell, Charleston. Fuller writes of the death of a Rev. Lowrie in China, the work on a translation of the bible in Chinese by Bishop Boone and others, and local missionary work dedicated to religious instruction "for the negroes." She also hints of some tension between William and other clergy members and suggests that he be more conciliatory in his language.
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.
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 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 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 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, 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.