• Call Number: COTSEN1_c89
    Container: Box 1, Folder 12

Fragment of a Journal

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 12

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 19.3 x 31.6 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


An aborted attempt(?) by Mary Chrystie to start a journal. The text, headed with the word "Journal," reads in full: "I am now going to write a journal of myself once or twice I indulged a passion which caused me to say I wished my mother was dead. Mr Hyer came to see us and talk to me I can never forget what he said to me he said I ought to give myself to God and I had allready done it I have". On the final page Frances Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's mother, has written: "This journal was begun before we left(?) Fishkill consequently before she was eight years old--it was meant for no eye but her own." See also Post-Mortem Series, item 2.

Preferred Citation

Fragment of a Journal; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 12; , Princeton University Library.

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