Separately Collected Miscellaneous Letters

15.0 items

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

Dates: 1830s-1840s.

Extent: 15.0 items

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Description

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.

Arrangement

No discernible arrangement

Preferred Citation

Separately Collected Miscellaneous Letters; 1830s-1840s; Mary Chrystie Papers, , Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    To Frances Chrystie circa 1840 August 27 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Frances Chrystie circa 1840 September 1 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Frances Chrystie circa 1840 September 14 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Frances Chrystie 1840 September 28 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Catherine Few Undated Box 1, Folder 11
    To Mary Few 1841 July 10 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Matilda Few Undated Box 1, Folder 11
    To Eliza Durham Undated Box 1, Folder 11
    To Rhonda Bolton 1841 January 5 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Anna Cambreling (sic) circa 1840 August 19 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Anne Cambreleng 1841 July 6 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Anna (sic) Cambreleng circa 1837-1840 September 1 Box 1, Folder 11
    To Anne Cambreleng circa 1837-1840 Box 1, Folder 11
    A Prayer Written by Mary 1836 February 7 Box 1, Folder 11
    Ribbon used to tie together letters undated Box 1, Folder 11

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