• Call Number: COTSEN1_c44
    Container: Box 1, Folder 5

To Maria Montgomery

4.0 pages

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

This collection is stored at Firestone Library, RBSC South East, Cotsen.

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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

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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.

Preferred Citation

To Maria Montgomery; circa 1840 August 17; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 5; , Princeton University Library.

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