Contents and Arrangement

To Albert Chrystie, circa 1841 July 26

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

No date, postmarked July 26 (no year), New York, written while in the country at Rhinebeck; three letters on one sheet (two by Mary and one by her mother, Frances). In the first letter Mary mentions that her mother is ill, that she has been to a funeral sermon, and that her "bile has worked itself off by emiting a great quantity of blood;". In her second letter Mary again mentions her mother's illness and decribes her friendly encounters with local animals. In the third letter Frances describes her illness, "a little cold" caused "by the great change in weather". Year supplied by date of preceding letter (see series "Letters to Albert Chrystie", letter 1).


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

Photocopies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Credit this material:

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

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (hsvc): Box 1

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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".