To Mary Few
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 15
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 25.3 x 40.4 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
Dated "Saturday Night 18th" (no year, but possibly 1842, the year of
Mary Chrystie's death); postmarked November 23 or 29 at Rhinebeck,
NY; from Mr. Gallatin to Mary Few, Mary Chrystie's aunt; a brief
note lamenting Mary Chrystie's death, along with a 22-line
eulogistic poem written by Mary Gallatin in honor of Mary Chrystie.
The poem urges faith in the face of grief, beginning: "In foreign
lands her sacred dust is laid/ By stranger lips her funeral rites
were said,/ Youth, Beauty, genius, fortune's favours given/ Unheeded
all, her eye was fixt on heaven..."
To Mary Few; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 15; , Princeton University Library.
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