Contents and Arrangement

Notebook, 1836 March 8

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

38 pages; 14 pages with inscriptions at front of book, unpaged. On inside front wrapper: Mary's signature, date of March 8, Princeton 1836; "Continuation of Ellinor Randolph" (a short story Mary was writing); "Written at eleven years of age" (in pencil in her mother Frances Few Chrystie's hand). Blue paper label with script "Children's Tales" pasted on front wrappers. Notebook contains continuation of a story entitled "Ellinor Randolph" that Mary began writing in another book; a story entitled "The Tyrannical Girl" (on detached pages); a story entitled "Louisa & Harriet". A page of writing near the middle of the notebook has been torn out and is missing.


No discernible arrangement.

Collection History


No materials were separated during 2014 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Eric Johnson in 2002. Finding aid written by Ian Dooley and Miranda Marraccini in 2014.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Credit this material:

Notebook; Mary Chrystie Papers, COTSEN1, Cotsen Children's Library, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

For additional biographical and geneological information about the Chrystie/ Few families and Mary Chrystie, as well as classroom teaching materials related to the collection, see notes by Eric Johnson at Seeley Mudd Manuscript Library.

Mary Chrystie Collection; 1856-2003; Princeton University Library Records, Princeton University Archives, Special Collections, Princeton University Library.


Eric Johnson, Ohio State University, "Making Mary: Maternal Shaping and the Construction of Childhood in the Mary Christie Archive".