Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother from college in Princeton, New Jersey. He thanks her for the shirts she sent and requests some good cotton or silk stockings which are "difficult to be got in Princeton." He mentions a carriage accident involving his aunt and his desire to visit Philadelphia for vacation. 4p.
In a letter to his mother from Princeton, New Jersey, Nathaniel Heyward writes at length about the death of a local friend and acknowledges receipt of $400 dollars he is to split with his brother for expenses. 4p.
In a letter to his mother from London, William Manigault Heyward inquires about other family members including his brothers "Nat", Joseph, Arthur and Charles and sisters Ann and Elizabeth. He comments vividly about the social scene in London and admits after seven months he has wearied of it, having "been to so many balls, events, concerts, dinner parties, plays, operas, masquerades, etc." He mentions socializing in London with several prominent Charleston families including Pinckney, Middleton, Izard and Rutledge. He also describes firsthand the events surrounding the arrest of radical MP Francis Burdett, who was famously imprisoned in the Tower of London for libelling the House of Commons, even participating in the protests outside Burdett's house "to satisfy my curiosity and see what a London mob is." 8p.
In this letter Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother about his travels from Philadelphia to New York via Princeton and New Haven. While in New Haven he tours a woolen cloth factory and looks up a friend at Yale University. While touring Yale he stumbles upon the grave of a relative, Benjamin Heyward. 4p.
Letter sent from Paris from Nathaniel Heyward to his father. Nathaniel tells his father about his future plans to travel around England and describes in detail the Louvre Museum and the artwork he has seen. In a postscript, he comments on the joy felt in Paris upon hearing the news of the fall of Valencia during the Peninsular War. 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward letter to his mother from Cherbourg, France. In the letter Nathaniel describes the difficulty his party has had in securing passports to leave France and writes of his eagerness to get to London to meet up with his Aunt Heyward. 4p.
Letter from William Heyward to his mother from London. William writes of issues he has had in procuring a passport and describes a lengthy visit to Liverpool. He mentions some of the purchases he has made for the family back home and relays the news that his brother Nathaniel has recently arrived in England from France. 4p.
Letter from William Heyward to his father from White Sulphur Springs in (now) West Virginia. William writes about the spring's health benefits and comments that he swallowed "thirteen glasses" of the spring water "with the hope that it will carry off any Bile that my stomach may be charged with." He also mentions visiting the natural bridge near Lexington, Va -- "a wonderful and sublime sight." 4p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty comments mostly about family affairs and health, frequently mentioning the "Fever" plaguing the area, and looks forward to a trip from Charleston to Beaufort to visit her mother. 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother-in-law in Beaufort about purchasing a carriage for her in Charleston. He suggests that it would be wise to spend more money on a finely crafted one than one from an "inferior workman at a lower rate." He mentions news of his children and that his youngest, Nat, has been recently vaccinated. 3p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from her Combahee plantation to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty keeps her mother abreast of the latest news in the family and mentions a busy social schedule and an upcoming Heyward family wedding in Charleston. 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother-in-law in Beaufort from his Combahee plantation. He apologizes for being unable to fill some of her commissions and informs her he is sending barrels of rice and flour to her when her boat arrives. 3p.
Letter from Hetty Heyward from her Combahee plantation to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty sends her mother a list of items for her to purchase and $40 to cover the cost and thanks her for her pickled oysters and artichokes. 3p.