• Call Number: COTSEN1_c67
    Container: Box 1, Folder 11

To Frances Chrystie

4.0 pages

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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

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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.

Preferred Citation

To Frances Chrystie; 1840 September 28; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.

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