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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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020. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- September 13, 1817
020. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- September 13, 1817 Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. In her letter Hetty laments losing her children's nurse and writes frequently about the "Fever" plaguing the lowcountry. 3p.
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020a. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- September 15th, ca. 1817
020a. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- September 15th, ca. 1817 Letter from William Manigault Heyward to his mother while traveling in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Heyward writes about spending time at "Mr. Smiths" in Black Point, New Jersey, arriving just after the departure of exiled Spanish King Joseph Bonaparte from the estate. He comments on the pine barrens of New Jersey and writes of socializing with Charlestonians General George Izard and Ben Huger. 4p.
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021. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- September 18, 1817
021. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- September 18, 1817 Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the continuing saga surrounding her children's nurse and briefs her mother on the politics of the Ladies Benevolent Society that she is part of. 4p.
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022. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- October 9, 1817
022. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- October 9, 1817 Short letter from Nathaniel Heyward to his mother announcing the birth of his third son James. 2p.
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023. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- November 8, 1817
023. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- November 8, 1817 Letter from Hetty Heyward from Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the lingering sickness pervading the lowcountry and worries about the health of her husband Nathaniel who she fears may have gone to their plantation too early "as we have had no frost yet." 4p.
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024. Hetty B. Heyward to Mary Smith -- July 29, 1818
024. Hetty B. Heyward to Mary Smith -- July 29, 1818 Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her sister, Mary Smith, in Beaufort. Hetty writes about their recent stay at the Jones' establishment on Sullivan's Island and comments on the families who were vactioning there with them. 4p.
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025. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- August 5, 1818
025. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- August 5, 1818 Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty thanks her mother for the watermelons that she sent and gives a short financial account of items she is shipping to Beaufort. 3p.
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026. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- September 22, 1818
026. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- September 22, 1818 Letter from Hetty Heyward in Charleston to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty writes about the various items she is shipping her mother via Capt. Bythewood, the health of her children, and comments that the "weather is very unfavourable for the Cotton planters." 4p.
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027. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- November 9, 1818
027. Hetty B. Heyward to Mother -- November 9, 1818 Letter from Hetty Heyward in Combahee to her mother, Mary Barnwell, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Hetty informs her mother that they are "home" at their plantation on the Combahee after a journey of three days from Charleston. They are not quite settled yet "as the Sloop has not yet arrived with our Servants and baggage." 3p.
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028. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 19, 1819
028. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 19, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about his loneliness after the recent death of his wife Hetty. 3p.
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029. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 24, 1819
029. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- April 24, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about arrangements for his children's care after the death of his wife Hetty. 4p.
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030. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- May 31, 1819
030. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- May 31, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, to inform her he has arrived in Charleston and is looking into schooling for his oldest child. He reports about an early heat wave mitigated by the plentiful supply of ice due to the recent arrival of an "opposition establishment...up against the original importer." He also comments on the "general stagnation of business" resulting, he writes, in the "terrapin system." 4p.
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031. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- June 20, 1819
031. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- June 20, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, informing her that his recent sickness is the cause of his infrequent letters. 2p.
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032. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- July 17, 1819
032. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother-in-Law -- July 17, 1819 Nathaniel Heyward writes his mother-in-law, Mary Barnwell, about a perilous trip from Coosaw island to Charleston aboard a leaky schooner that required "all hands constantly at the pump." He mentions that he has secured passage on the 'Georgia Packet' for a summer trip north but may have to skip Philadelphia because of news the "Yellow fever has shown itself" there. 4p.
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033. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 7, 1819
033. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 7, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward to his mother describing his voyage to Philadelphia and his first few days in town. Nathaniel writes about his distaste at seeing so many people engaged in "that abominable tavern life" and describes his unassuming lodgings. 2p.
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034. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- August 23, 1819
034. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- August 23, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II), informing her of his death in Philadelphia and recommending she care for his now orphaned children. 2p.
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035. Mary Barnwell to Henrietta Manigault Heyward -- September 2, 1819
035. Mary Barnwell to Henrietta Manigault Heyward -- September 2, 1819 Letter of condolence from Mary Barnwell to Henrietta Manigault Heyward upon the death of Mrs. Heyward's son Nathaniel. Mrs. Barnwell's daughter (Nathaniel's wife) also recently died leaving three orphaned children. Apparently the two older boys are currently being raised by the Heywards while Mrs. Barnwell cares for an infant daughter. 4p.
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036. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- September 6, 1819
036. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- September 6, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II), thanking her for her letter of condolence and catching her up on the news of their mutual grandchildren, Edward and Nat. 3p.
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037. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- November 5, 1819
037. Nathaniel Heyward to Mrs. Barnwell -- November 5, 1819 Letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, mother-in-law of his son Nathaniel (II). Mr. Heyward appears to be discussing the final interment of his son Nathaniel, Jr. 2p.
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038. R. Means to Mary Barnwell -- January 14, 1820
038. R. Means to Mary Barnwell -- January 14, 1820 Letter from R. Means to Mary Barnwell. The letter is thought to refer to the final interment of her son-in-law Nathaniel Heyward, Jr. next to his deceased wife, Hetty, the daughter of Mrs. Barnwell. 1p.
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