Mary Chrystie Papers
Scope and Contents
A collection of letters and other writings written principally by Mary Chrystie but also other members of her family. The collection mostly consists of correspondence between Mary Chrystie and her family members from 1833-1841, and Mary Chrystie's diary 1837-1841. Chrystie is a precocious, well-to-do child growing up in New York State and Princeton in the years leading up to the American Civil War.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1833-1841
- Creation: 1830s-1840s
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.
1.0 linear feet
Language of Materials
A collection of letters and other writings written principally by Mary Chrystie, but also other members of Chrystie/Few family, mostly from the 1830s through 1840s. Mary Chrystie is a pious, intelligent, chatty, and wealthy young lady from Fishkill Landing, New York. Unfortunately Mary dies at the early age of 17 from tuberculosis in Nice, France.
Box 1: Letters, organized by correspondent. Box 2: Storybooks and Journals. Volume 3: Diary of Mary Chrystie.
This collection is stored at Firestone Library, RBSC South East, Cotsen.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Bruce C. Willsie, class of 1986, in 2002.
No materials were separated during 2014 processing.
This collection was processed by Eric Johnson in 2002. Finding aid written by Ian Dooley and Miranda Marraccini in 2014.
Genre / Form
- American history/Civil War and Reconstruction
- American history/Early national
- American poetry -- 19th century.
- Boarding school students -- United States -- 19th Century
- Homebound instruction -- United States -- 19th Century
- Travelers, American -- 19th Century -- Diaries
- Young adults -- United States -- 19th Century
- Mary Chrystie Papers, 1833-1841: Finding Aid
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