Rev. Seneca G. Bragg writes to William H. W. Barnwell informing him that it is unlikely he could sell many subscriptions to Barnwell's "Episcopal Protestant" since he recently sold as many subscriptions as he could in his parish for a similar periodical, the "Protestant Churchman."
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to brother, William H. W. Barnwell, about his travel plans and the last will of their recently deceased sister, in which William was bequeathed $5000. Robert tells William that the amount is enough to clear his debts and the sale of his slaves is now unnecessary, though he still encourages William to do so, writing, "at Laurel Bay they cannot support themselves and will inevitably be exposed to the dangerous temptations of idleness."
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to brother, Edward H. Barnwell, from South Carolina College. Barnwell describes an encampment with his military society and a mock attack by other students from the college.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to father, William H. W. Barnwell, describing the difficulty of learning Hebrew during his studies in Erlangen, Germany, and discussing his plans for his final months in Europe.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to his father, William H. W. Barnwell, about recent renovations and improvements on the campus of the South Carolina College and tells his father he reads the Charleston Courier daily for news of any Boston ship that might have arrived with his order of winter clothing.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to his father, William H. W. Barnwell, about advice and gifts he has received as he prepares for a trip to Europe and alludes to a painful end to his father's ministry in Charleston.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to his mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about his current academic standing as he attempts to graduate from South Carolina College with the highest marks in his class.