• Call Number: COTSEN1_c66
    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 September 14.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 11

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 25 x 40.4 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


September 14 (no year), Pelham Priory; postmarked September 19 at New Rochelle, New York; written at the top of the first page, underlined, and emphasized further by three exclamation marks is: "Only one month and two days!!!" - this is reemphasized in a postscript; Mary begins by telling her mother of her recent ill health (headaches, stomach pains, and fever), and closes after two pages; she reopens the letter and writes more later that evening, however, to tell her mother that she feels much improved, and that, in a dispute between the young ladies as to the relative merit of Oliver Cromwell and Charles I, she is the only one who has taken Cromwell's side; she closes the letter with a compliment she received from her teacher: "[Miss Bolton] says that she never knew any young person write with so much ease that my compositions are so natural not as if it was an effort to write."

Preferred Citation

To Frances Chrystie; circa 1840 September 14; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.

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