• Call Number: COTSEN1_c127
    Container: Box 1, Folder 15

To Emily

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: 20.3 x 26.6 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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 Nashville."

Preferred Citation

To Emily; undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 15; , Princeton University Library.

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