• Call Number: COTSEN1_c124
    Container: Box 1, Folder 15

To Mary Few

4.0 pages

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

Dates: Undated.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 15

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 25.5 x 40.3 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


Dated August 14 (no year, but after Mary Chrystie's death in 1842), written at Hell Gate; from T. F. Desmond(?) to Mary Few, Mary Chrystie's aunt; a 40-line poem commemorating Mary Chrystie's death; at the top of the first page is a note in pencil written in a different hand: "Lines by Mrs. D." The poem compares Mary Chrystie's short life to that of a rose: "But its quiet and star like beauty told/ Too plainly on earth 'twas not meant to unfold." Now she rests "in the sunlight of God's own eye;/ Where the leaf never droops and the flowers never die."

Preferred Citation

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

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