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Barnwell Family Papers

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421. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- February, 1853
421. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- February, 1853 Edward Barnwell, having transferred from South Carolina College to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about the room he has rented near campus. Barnwell describes the university and the city as being "against credit" and asks that money for his full tuition and expenses be sent at once.
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422. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- February 11, 1853
422. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- February 11, 1853 Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing the food at his boarding house and at the houses of his friends at the University of Virginia. Barnwell relates that many of the student "seceders" from South Carolina College are at the university and that "more are expected."
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423. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 5, 1853
423. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 5, 1853 Edward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, detailing the difference in examinations between South Carolina College and the University of Virginia.
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424. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 30, 1853
424. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- March 30, 1853 Letter from Edward Barnwell at the University of Virginia, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, at the family plantation, Laurel Bay, near Beaufort. Barnwell discusses the recent jailing of two fellow students including one who shot another man. According to Barnwell, most students "are in the habit ...of going armed" a practice he calls "blackguard and cowardly." Barnwell relates his plans for travel in the summer months and laments not going to the recent inauguration of Franklin Pierce.
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425. Edward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- April 3, 1853
425. Edward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- April 3, 1853 Short note from Edward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, acknowledging receipt of $50.
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426. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 31, 1853
426. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 31, 1853 Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, discussing his upcoming examinations at the University of Virginia.
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427. Edward Barnwell to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- June 18, 1853
427. Edward Barnwell to Robert Woodward Barnwell -- June 18, 1853 Short note from Edward Barnwell to brother, Robert Woodward Barnwell, updating him on the progress of his examinations at the University of Virginia.
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428. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June, 1853
428. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- June, 1853 Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, informing her of the success of his examinations and his plans to meet his father in Philadelphia.
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429. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- July 4, 1853
429. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- July 4, 1853 Edward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, from Philadelphia while traveling with his father. Barnwell describes his Aunt's house fronting a public square and tells of their plans to travel next to Cape May, New Jersey.
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430. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- July 31, 1853
430. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- July 31, 1853 Letter from Edward Barnwell at Niagara Falls to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell. Barnwell describes riding over a wire bridge into Canada and taking a steamboat to the base of the falls. He alludes to a recent accident in which a man "held on 22 hours" to a snag in the river and details their plans to travel on to Montreal, Quebec and New York City.
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431. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- August 15, 1853
431. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- August 15, 1853 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.
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432. Edward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- August 18, 1853
432. Edward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- August 18, 1853 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.
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433. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (sister) -- August 31, 1853
433. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell (sister) -- August 31, 1853 Edward Barnwell writes to sister, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about a delightful time spent in Tuscarora, PA.
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434. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 2, 1853
434. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- October 2, 1853 Letter from Edward Barnwell, Boston, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, detailing his expenses during his long summer traveling with his father.
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435. Edward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- January 19, 1854
435. Edward Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell -- January 19, 1854 Edward Barnwell writes to father, William H. W. Barnwell, about his employment in Charleston. After a brief stint with Coffin & Pringle Co., Barnwell has taken a more advantageous position with commissions merchant, Mr. Hubert. Barnwell also mentions a smallpox outbreak that has hit Charleston and the countryside and notes a bad reaction his brother, Robert Woodward Barnwell, has had to the smallpox vaccination. Barnwell suggests having his father's "little negroes" inoculated as well if enough vaccine can be found.
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436. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 26, 1854
436. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- January 26, 1854 Edward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, inquiring about family in Beaufort and informing her of his plans to have tea with friends "to see some Northern Girls."
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437. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- February 9, 1854
437. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- February 9, 1854 Short note from Edward Barnwell to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, requesting his books and noting "the balls are progressing" in Charleston.
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438. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- February 22, 1854
438. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- February 22, 1854 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.
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439. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- April 5, 1854
439. Edward Barnwell to Elizabeth Barnwell -- April 5, 1854 Letter from Edward Barnwell, Charleston, to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, in Beaufort enclosing stamps and informing her of a shipment of rice being sent to "Capers Landing".
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440. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 4, 1854
440. Edward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell -- May 4, 1854 Short letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, apologizing for being unable to send her things to Beaufort in a timely fashion due to his work at Mr. Hubert's counting house.
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