Separately Collected Miscellaneous Letters
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This collection is stored at Firestone Library, RBSC South East, Cotsen.
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Extent: 15.0 items
This collection is open for research.
Various letters, mostly by Mary Chrystie, written to members of Mary's
family and her friends. Spanning: February 7, 1836 - July 10 1841. This
group of letters was previously tied together by a piece of white ribbon
still included in the series (probably collected by Mary Chrystie's
mother Frances Chrystie after Mary's death). The letters cover these
topics of interest: Mary's fleas, sicknesses, and posion ivy at Pelham
Priory, Mary's fear of her music teacher, Mary's defence of Oliver
Cromwell during a discussion about Cromwell and Charles I, Mary's own
lesson plans for the coming winter at home including: French, writing,
"sums", history, and astronomy, Mary's mother Frances Chrystie's
anxieties over her daughter's health, Mary's time in the country, Mary's
involvement in the courtship of her friend Louisa by a Mr. Beals,
evidence of Frances Chrystie's collecting Mary's letters post mortem,
Mary's new dog, a riddle, Mary's work for the poor, Revolutionary War
sites near Pelham Priory, a letter writing game with friends at Pelham
Priory, Mary's homesickness, a memorable trip to an island with a blind
horse swimming, Mary's weight, and a prayer written by Mary.
No discernible arrangement
Separately Collected Miscellaneous Letters; 1830s-1840s; Mary Chrystie Papers, , Princeton University Library.