• Call Number: COTSEN1_c68
    Container: Box 1, Folder 11

To Catherine Few

4.0 pages

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This collection is stored at Firestone Library, RBSC South East, Cotsen.

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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.

Dates: Undated.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 11

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 24.5 x 40 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


Monday (no date), postmarked January (?) 16 at Fishkill Landing; from Mary Chrystie's mother, Frances Chrystie. A rather melancholy letter full of thoughts of loss and death as Mrs. Chrystie describes Mary's continuing ill-health (from a present case of "whooping cough," Mrs. Chrystie says); her anxiety for Mary and the severity of Mary's illness are testified by the following lines: "Sometimes I have a glimpse of things as they are in this world and then I can undeservedly give her up to God and say Thy will be done--but too often I cannot even bear to think of parting with her--she is a dear little creature and tho' full of faults I am sure if she is spared she will be a good woman..."; Mrs. Chrystie then goes on to describe the failing health of a number of other women in the neighborhood.

Preferred Citation

To Catherine Few; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.

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