Contents and Arrangement

To Eliza Durham, Undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

No date; postmarked February 17 from New York; from Frances Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's mother. Written to the side of the address block is a note in a different ink: "Letters in which my child is mentioned"--evidence of Frances Chrystie's attempt to gather materials by and concerning Mary after her death; Frances Chrystie writes about her great pleasure at wintering in the city and states that she is so content that "no change for me can be for the better"; Willie (William, Mary Chrystie's brother) and Mary are now studying under a new teacher who is much loved and respected by his pupils; Mary wheezes on occasion, but her health has largely been sound.


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 Eliza Durham; 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".