To Reverend W. Tappan
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 14
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 22.6 x 36.9 cm
One sheet folded in half with watermark.
This collection is open for research.
No date; From Mary Few, Mary Chrystie's aunt, to Reverend W. Tappan.
A note describing Mary Chrystie's intellectual qualities in order to
help Reverend Tappan form "a just estimate of the dear child in whom
you have so kindly interested youself"; Mary's great facility with
geometry is described, as is her extreme enjoyment of reading and
writing--her enthusiam for recording her thoughts and desires
"induced a habit of careless writing & careless spelling which
made her fall below the boarding-school standard--but it had also
given her a peculiar facility in expressing herself, while her love
of reading had furnished her with ideas which made her superior to
her companions in composition."
To Reverend W. Tappan; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 14; , Princeton University Library.
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