The correspondence of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriet Pinckney Horry is rich in the details of the everyday lives of women of their class. It also contains important references to current economic and political events and people of their time, seen from the perspective of women who were themselves managers of plantations and their slave labor force. Included in the papers are letters during the years (1753-1758) when the Pinckneys lived in England and Eliza maintained through correspondence and visits an extensive social network among English aristocratic circles, and letters covering the effects of the Revolutionary War on low country South Carolina families – both the men who fought and the women who tried to protect their families and homes during the conflict. As a continuous record over eight decades of the writings and activities of a mother and daughter, their papers bridge traditional political, economic, diplomatic and military history with social history scholarship on the history of childhood and of the family, and especially with women’s history.