To Frances Chrystie
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Dates: 1840 September 28.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 11
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 25 x 40.3 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
September 28, 1840, Pelham Priory; labeled "(No 4)" in an unknown
hand at top of first page; with her time at Pelham Priory coming to
an end, Mary writes her mother to tell her that she still suffers
from a cough, headaches, and a sore throat and asks if she can come
home as soon as possible; most interesting are Mary's own lesson
plans for her winter at home: she has 2 hours set aside with her
father (bookeeping, sums, writing, spelling, and French), time spent
studying history, notably "Ramsay's United States" (David Ramsay's
History of the United States, unfinished at his death in 1815, but
completed by his brother-in-law, S. Stanhope Smith; Ramsay was a
graduate of Princeton in 1765) with her mother, and supplemental
learning with a number of composition books, reading a dictionary,
and memorizing French phrases and verbs, with, perhaps, some
readings from "Banicastle's astronomy" (John Bonnycastle's
Introduction to Astronomy, London, 1796), with music and painting
filling in the rest of her time.
To Frances Chrystie; 1840 September 28; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.