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Chester, Mary Jane

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Works: 29 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 28 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Mary Jane Chester
[Letter] 1840 Nov. 28, Columbia Institute [to] Col[onel] Robert J. Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter dated November 28, 1840, from Mary Jane Chester, student of the Female Institute in Columbia, Tennessee, to her parents Colonel Robert J. and Elizabeth Chester. Mary Jane requests that her mother send her clothing, food, and pleads with her family to write her more often
[Letter] 1843 Jan. 28, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Col[onel] Rob[er]t J. Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her father, Robert J. Chester, on January 28, 1843. In the letter Mary Jane states that she is in the middle of her examinations for the current session. She states that she would like to take French, guitar, and piano lessons the next session and requests that her father to send her the money to do so
[Letter] 1841 Jan. 7, Columbia Female Institute, [Tennessee] [to] Elizabeth Chester by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her mother, Elizabeth Chester, on January 7, 1841. In the letter, Mary discusses events taking place at the Female Institute in Columbia, Tennessee. She mentions classes she is taking and planning to take, making clothes for herself and her sister, and a story involving a mail carrier
[Letter] 1842 Sep. 6, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Col[onel] R[obert] J. Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The following document is a letter dated September 6, 1842, written by Mary Jane Chester to her father Colonel Robert J. Chester. Mary writes the letter after returning to the Female Institute in Columbia, TN, for the commencement of the new school year
[Letter] 1841 June 1, Columbia Female Institute [to] Mrs Elizabeth Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The following document is a letter dated June 1, 1841, from Mary Jane Chester to her mother Elizabeth Chester. Mary Jane writes about her upcoming examination and her hopes that many members of her family will come to Columbia to attend the examination
[Letter] 1841 Apr 1, Columbia Female Institute [to] Mrs. Elizabeth Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Letter] 1841 Apr 1, Columbia Female Institute [to] Mrs. Elizabeth Chester, Jackson, Tennessee / M[ary] J[ane] Chester
[Letter] 1841 Mar. 28, Columbia, [Tennessee] [to] Elizabeth Chester, et al., Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her mother, Elizabeth Chester, and other members of her family on March 28, 1841. In the series of short letters, Mary Jane discusses events going on in the family and with people she has come in contact with in Columbia, and she urges her family to keep in touch with her while she is away at school
[Letter] 1840 Sept. 29, Columbia [to] Elizabeth Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her mother, Elizabeth Chester, on September 29, 1840. In the letter, Mary Jane discusses her recent illness, her desire to return home, and her schooling at the Institute. She says that the Institute is very strict against girls and that there are 112 scholars enrolled in school there
[Letter] 1842 Dec. 29, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Col[onel] Robert J. Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her father, Robert J. Chester, on December 29, 1842. In the letter, Mary Jane discusses her examination in January and her hopes that some of her family will be there for it. She also mentions to her father that the rumors regarding her engagement to an unnamed man are unfounded. She concludes the letter by expressing love to her family and asking her father to burn the letter once he had read it, which he obviously did not do
[Letter] 1840 Oct. 10, Columbia Institute [to] Col[onel] Rob[er]t J. Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter dated October 10, 1840, from Mary Jane Chester to her parents, Elizabeth and Robert Chester of Jackson, Tennessee. Mary Jane relates her time spent at the Columbia Institute and how much she misses everyone back home
[Letter] 1840 Oct. 28 [to] John Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter dated October 28, 1840 to John Chester from his sister Mary Jane Chester at the Female Institute, Columbia Tennessee. Mary Jane describes her daily routine at the institute and how much she misses her family. Included with her letter is a course description for the institute along with a brief note to her brother Robert
[Letter] 1843 Mar. 28, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Col[onel] Robert J. Chester, Jackson, Tenn[essee] by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her father, Robert J. Chester, on March 28, 1843. Mary Jane discusses events going on at school, thanks her father for money that he sent her, and talks about a comet viewed by a telescope that is passing near Earth
[Letter] 1842 Nov. 13, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Col[onel] R[obert] J Chester, Jackson, Tennessee by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her father, Robert J. Chester, on November 13, 1842. In the letter Mary Jane tells Robert of events going on in Columbia, Tennessee, where she is attending school at the Female Institute, and inquires about events happening at home in Jackson. She tells him how upset she is that he did not visit her when he promised, and she also speaks of their cousin's new baby, visiting with Governor Polk, and the death of her mother. Mary Jane concludes the letter by asking him to bring her a black muslin when he comes to visit her
[Letter] 1842 Dec. 14, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Col[onel] Robert J. Chester, Jackson, Tenn[essee] by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The following document is a letter, dated December 14, 1842, from Mary Jane Chester to her father Robert J. Chester. Mary Jane writes urging her father to visit her, and she talks about her upcoming public examination and other issues related to her schooling and finances
[Letter] 1840 Dec. 8, Columbia F[emale] Institute, [Tennessee] [to] Mrs. Rob[er]t J. Chester by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her mother, Elizabeth Chester, on December 8, 1840. In the letter, Mary Jane discusses events occurring at the Female Institute, her recent illnesses, and asks about events taking place at home
[Letter] 1843 Feb. 17, Columbia, Tenn[essee] [to] Miss Martha B. Chester, Jackson, Tenn[essee] by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The following document is a letter addressed to Martha B. Chester from her sister Mary Jane Chester, dated February 17, 1843. Mary Jane updates her sister on her past examination and her current endeavors at the Female Institute in Columbia, TN. Mary Jane also encloses a letter to her brother John, in which she scolds him for not writing to her more frequently
[Letter] 1841 Feb. 1, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Col[onel] Robert J. Chester by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her father, Colonel Robert J. Chester, on February 1, 1841. In the letter, Mary thanks her father for sending her money, expresses delight that her examination is over, and agrees to comply with his wishes that she not write so many letters home
[Letter] 1843 May, Columbia, Tenn[essee] [to] Col[onel] R[obert] J. Chester, Jackson, Tenn[essee] by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter from Mary Jane Chester to her father Colonel Robert J. Chester, postmarked on either May 19 or 29, 1843. Mary writes to her father from her school in Columbia, TN, and she explains that her examination is soon approaching and that she is excited about the prospects of returning home afterwards. She also describes an encounter she had with an old friend of her father's by the name of Mr. Trotter. Enclosed is a letter addressed to her sister, in which she discusses the death of a man by the name of W. Patton and expresses her anticipation at her sister's expected arrival in Columbia
[Letter] 1843 Apr. 30, Columbia, Tenn[essee] [to] Col[onel] R[obert] J. Chester, Jackson, Tenn[essee] by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter, dated April 30, 1843, from Mary Jane Chester to her father Colonel Robert J. Chester in Jackson, TN. Mary updates her father on her academic progress at the Female Institute in Columbia, TN and discusses her correspondences with other family members and friends back home
[Letter] 1841 Jan. 22, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Elizabeth Chester by Mary Jane Chester( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document is a letter written by Mary Jane Chester to her mother, Elizabeth Chester, on January 22, 1841. In the letter, Mary apologizes for not being able to write a longer letter, but she is busy preparing for her examination
 
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