• Call Number: COTSEN1_c122
    Container: Box 1, Folder 15

To Mary Few

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 15

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 25.3 x 40.4 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Description

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..."

Preferred Citation

To Mary Few; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 15; , Princeton University Library.


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