• Call Number: COTSEN1_c64
    Container: Box 1, Folder 11

To Frances Chrystie

4.0 pages

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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

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


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.

Preferred Citation

To Frances Chrystie; circa 1840 August 27; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.

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