• Call Number: COTSEN1_c108
    Container: Box 1, Folder 13

To Eliza Durham

1 item

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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.

Dates: 1828 November.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 13

Extent: 1 item

Dimensions: 25.4 x 40 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


November 1828; from Frances Few Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's mother, to Eliza Durham, Mary Chrystie's aunt. Mention of Albert Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's father, visiting a prospective school for Willie and Mary (a school on Fulton St.); also mentions a Mr. Stewart who will be serving as chaplain on a "publick vessel" which will take him to the Sandwich Islands; Frances enquires as to how Eliza's school is coming along and whether or not she is making any money with it; a wedding was held at the Chrystie house (the wedding of George Chrystie and Frances Gallatin); Frances Chrystie also mentions that Willie has a "boy doll" that he plays with, and that he informed her that he was going to be a soldier, to which her response was: "I [told him] I thought it would be better to teach him how to be good than to teach him to fight"; little Mary Chrystie's response to Willie's declaration was "Oh Willie you may look at the soldiers but you must worship God"; also, when asked if she has a message for her aunt, Mary says "she has love for you but she won't send it she will give it to you when she goes to Newburgh."

Preferred Citation

To Eliza Durham; 1828 November; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 13; , Princeton University Library.

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