To Maria Montgomery
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Dates: circa 1840 August 17.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 5
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 25.3 x 39.7 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
August 17 (no year, but circa 1840), Pelham Priory; postmarked August
18 at New Rochelle, New York. A very busy letter in which Mary
complains about Madame, explains in detail her attempt to make her
mother a muslin collar, describes how a Mr. Lorillard, the owner of
a snuff factory, has determined that Mary will be an old maid
because she did not sneeze while taking a pinch of snuff, mentions
that she has been "poisened (sic) pretty badly" but is coping with
the help of flaxseed tea, states that she has lost the brooch her
brother gave her, and notes that she is "distressingly in want of
funds . . . nothing less than dollars will do . . .". Dates supplied
are from descriptions of the same poisoning incident in "Separately
Collected Miscellaneous Letters," items 1, 2, and 10.
To Maria Montgomery; circa 1840 August 17; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 5; , Princeton University Library.