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To Mary Few, 1841 July 10

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Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

July 10, 1841, Lebanon; 2 letters (1 from Mary Chrystie and 1 from her mother, Frances Chrystie); with substantial remains of a dark green wax seal (with "Mary" still legible). Mary describes her time in the country, with particular attention paid to the dogs, kittens, and birds around the farm at which she is staying; Mary also excitedly relates that she has "been made the confidant in love affairs, an office which I like very much, as I have love letters read to me" (the love letters are from a Mr. Beals and are directed to Mary's friend(?) Louisa). Frances Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's mother, complains that she has not had a letter in some time, and mentions that Mary is gaining strength and that Albert Chrystie, Frances' husband, is suffering from some sort of "dispeptic feeling which occasions an irregularity of his pulse."

Arrangement

No discernible arrangement

Collection History

Appraisal

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.

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Credit this material:

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

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-1148
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.

Bibliography

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