• Call Number: COTSEN1_c75
    Container: Box 1, Folder 11

To Anna (sic) Cambreleng

4.0 pages

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

Dates: circa 1837-1840 September 1.

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.


Circa 1837-1840; postmarked September 1 at New Rochelle, New York; from Mary Chrystie. A long letter written with crossed, overlapping text throughout in which Mary describes her homesickness and a very memorable picnic trip with all the other students at Pelham Priory (Mary also includes a complete list of names of the people who went on the picnic--31 people in all) to a nearby island; while sailing to the island Mary's boat discovers a blind horse swimming away from land and rescues it; a rush to be seated on an old, rotting bench results of many of her classmates being deposited on the ground "in a number of very interesting positions"; Mary also describes a singing game played between the two boat-loads of students, and transcribes the text of a sung prayer used that day at lunch. Dates supplied are the probable years which Mary spent at Pelham Priory.

Preferred Citation

To Anna (sic) Cambreleng; circa 1837-1840 September 1; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.

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