Letter from William Henry Heyward to James Heyward about his travels in Rome. He describes the coliseum and St. Peter's Basilica in detail, writes about attending Christmas mass held by the Pope and comments on what news he has heard about secession talk in America. 8p.
Letter from E. Barnwell Heyward to his cousin James B. Heyward informing him of the death of E. Barnwell Heyward's father. E. Heyward also comments briefly on the state of affairs in South Carolina since the end of the war. 2p.
Letter from Fannie Heyward to her father (father-in-law?) asking him to send a recipe for "putting up butter for winter use." Fannie comments on aftershocks of the 1886 Charleston earthquake and writes that she is happy to hear "the Legare St. house pronounced safe." 4p.
Receipt of monies received by Susan S. Keith from James B. Heyward as executor/trustee of the estate of Nathaniel Heyward. The receipts mostly depict interest from a bond bequeathed to Susan Keith in the will of Nathaniel Heyward. 30p.
Handwritten memorandum concerning the purchase of Myrtle Grove plantation by William Henry Heyward. W. H. Heyward purchased the plantation and turned the rights over to James B. Heyward with the understanding that James would allow him to dig a canal from his "Pines" Plantation to the Combahee River through a portion of Myrtle Grove. The memorandum states that James B. Heyward has given W.H. Heyward a sliver of Myrtle Grove for $5. 4p.
Note of expenses owed by James B. Heyward to William Henry Heyward as co-owner of Fife Plantation. The expenses are associated with their attempt to sell Fife and include fees for advertising the plantation in Charleston and Savannah. 1p.
Note briefly describing the property of Fife Plantation along the Savannah River. The note includes a crude map of the plantation boundaries including the river, the property of Robert Smith to the north and northeast and the property of Joseph Heyer to the south. 2p.
Letter from Ada Henry to sister Lou concerning friends and family in England and India. The letter is undated, although Henry references the recent death of Stonewall Jackson and the troubles in America. The connection to the Heyward or Ferguson families is unclear. 6p.