Addition to the Bauskett Family Papers, 6 Mar. and 17 May 1847
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A gift to SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2007
Two manuscripts, 6 Mar. and 17 May 1847, added to the South Caroliniana Library's holdings of the Col. John Bauskett family. [See previous accession, acquired 1993.] | Manuscripts Gifts 2007 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
The earlier item, a letter, features a brief note from T.C. Bauskett to his sister Susan Ann wondering "what…they give you to eat" and noting that when he attended Georgetown College he thought they intended to starve him. A longer postscript from their mother, Sophia E. Crozon Bauskett, adds: "But you my daughter know that you were too much indulged and pampered at home and that we believe a simpler diet much more conducive to health of body and mind - and however your fare may differ from the above - I am certain that it is amply sufficient for all the purposes of health." Mrs. Bauskett urges her daughter to be attentive to her teeth and to other issues of personal hygiene and then addresses spiritual matters. "You give me pleasure my dear child in the expression of your pious wish to partake with your young companions of that heavenly food by which our Saviour makes us a part of himself and seals us his own. May He bless and receive your pious wish and may you indeed be one of His truly and indeed - prays your Mother."
The 17 May 1847 item is an account of expenses owed the Ursuline Convent in Charleston, S.C., for tuition and room and board of Miss Bauskett signed M[ary] J[oseph] Woulfe, Superioress [formerly Miss Harriet Woulfe, prior to taking her vows to join the Order of Saint Ursula].