Note by Frances Few Chrystie
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 14
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 19.7 x 25.2 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
No date; A note by Frances Few Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's mother,
setting the record straight about Mary's honesty: "in mentioning her
propensity to not speak the truth, I fear I may be misunderstood, it
showed itself only when she was a very little child..."; by the time
Mary was 7 or 8 "so strict was her veracity & so entirely to be
depended upon" that Mary told the truth even to her own detriment;
also described is Mary's tolerant and forgiving nature; mention is
made of the Chrystie family's trip to Europe, and it seems that it
was in large part motivated by medical advice: "[Mary's] physicians
said that she ought not to return to America in two years"; Mary,
however, wanted to return home sooner rather than later in order to
prevent her mother from feeling herself "an exile" and so she might
grow up close to her friends so as not to differ from them or lose
any of their love.
Note by Frances Few Chrystie; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 14; , Princeton University Library.
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