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To Maria Montgomery, circa 1840 September 26

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September 26 (no year; but probably 1840 based on a date provided in the letter itself), Pelham Priory. A short letter in which Mary mentions that she has been suffering from a cough and sore throat, complains that two of her friends have not written her, and excitedly relates how she has marked the days until she is able to give "little Mary Wilkes" a white worsted cap that she will knit in the future on "the 14th of October 1840". (The sequence of marked days and further reference to this date are found on the rear pastedown of Mary's journal: "How I will jump when I can say this day is Wednesday 14 October 1840".)


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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.

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To Maria Montgomery; 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".