• Call Number: COTSEN1_c115
    Container: Box 1, Folder 14

To Reverend W. Tappan

4.0 pages

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This collection is stored at Firestone Library, RBSC South East, Cotsen.

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

Dates: Undated.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 14

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 22.6 x 36.9 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half with watermark.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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."

Preferred Citation

To Reverend W. Tappan; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 14; , Princeton University Library.

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