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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 15
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 20.3 x 26.6 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
Dated "Saturday 30th(?) January" (no year, but written during the
Civil War; possibly in 1864 when January 30 fell on a Saturday, if
the date is correct); from an aunt in Georgia(?) to Emily, possibly
the daughter of William Few Chrystie (Mary Chrystie's brother).
Recalls mutual acquaintances; mentions that "Mr. Chrystie had been
very sick"; a little over 4 lines of writing at the bottom of the
first page are nearly completely crossed out; at the top of page 2
the author expresses concern over a man whom the family has "not
hear a word from," stating "I have no doubt he was killed." Later on
p. 2 reference is made to one Frank Cocke(?), a member of the signal
corps who was killed in Savannah; "There is much sorrow in the land
and many of the most loved have been call (sic) away, and yet would
you believe the people are mainly gay..."; p. 4 lists other
acquaintances who have died, such as the minister's wife, as well as
a Mr. Henry who "has lost his mind"; closes with "My dear child I
shall make every effort to go North if my life is spared, if I
cannot obtain a Passport, I will try by the way of Memphis or
To Emily; undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 15; , Princeton University Library.
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