• Call Number: COTSEN1_c113
    Container: Box 1, Folder 14

Note by Frances Few Chrystie

4.0 pages

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

Dates: Undated.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 14

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 19.7 x 25.2 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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.

Preferred Citation

Note by Frances Few Chrystie; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 14; , Princeton University Library.

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