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A Prayer Written by Mary, 1836 February 7

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Dated on the verso in Frances Chrystie's, her mother's hand(?): "Written.Feb.7.1836." Entitled "Prayer to God"; Mary prays for an "aimiable and benevolent" temper and for God to "soften our hard and stony hearts so that we may be brought to love thee and serve thee as we ought"; she also prays for the missionary cause and for the protection of those who leave home and have "gone to foreign lands and have taught the poor heathen natives the truth of the holy Bible."


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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.

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:

A Prayer Written by Mary; 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".