Letter to Matilda Few
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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
Pencil sketch on verso. One sheet.
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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.
Letter to Matilda Few; 1832 December; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 7; , Princeton University Library.
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