To Frances Chrystie
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Dates: circa 1840 August 27.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 11
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 25.3 x 39.8 cm
One sheet folded in half
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Wednesday, August (circa 1840), Pelham Priory; postmarked August 27
at New Rochelle, New York. This letter appears to have been written
after Mary wrote her August 17 letter to her great aunt Maria
Montgomery (see series: Letters to Maria Montgomery, item 4). Mary
Chrystie writes to her mother Frances Chrystie that she has been
afflicted with flea bites (125 separate bites, by her own count),
but that she is "growing used to them". She mentions that the
"poison" she had referred to in her letter to Maria Montgomery, "is
going away". She decribes her regimen of bathing in salt water and
her decision to no longer use flaxseed to treat her ailments. She
also mentions (as she had to Maria Montgomery) the loss of the
brooch her brother gave her.
To Frances Chrystie; circa 1840 August 27; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.
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