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