• Call Number: COTSEN1_c51
    Container: Box 1, Folder 7

Letter to Matilda Few

2.0 pages

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

Dates: 1832 December.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 7

Extent: 2.0 pages

Dimensions: 19.4 x 32.1 cm

Physical Description:

Pencil sketch on verso. One sheet.

Languages: English.

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This collection is open for research.


December 1832 (dated from a pencil written statement by Frances Chrystie, Mary's mother, on verso of letter), Fishkill Landing. Mary tells her "dear aunt Tildy" about her dog Frisk, his other canine friends, and another local dog that goes to church every Sunday and "sets up in the pew behind us and behaves like a gentleman". She asks Matilda to send down her lap dog and her cat. Since Mary is writing on a Sunday, she decides to transcribe a hymn, "Worth of the Bible". Mary mentions that she has "a very great secret which will surprise you very much", but she does not reveal it. Includes a pencil sketch of a tree on the verso.

Preferred Citation

Letter to Matilda Few; 1832 December; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 7; , Princeton University Library.

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