Manuscript Group 1557, Guide to the Christie-Thompson Wedding Memorabilia 1912


Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
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Wedding Memorabilia

Guide to the Christie-Thompson Wedding Memorabilia
MG 1557

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. May 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Christie-Thompson Family
Title: Christie-Thompson Wedding Memorabilia
Dates 1912
Abstract: Consists of several wedding related memorabilia pertaining to the wedding of Mary Virginia Christie and James Chalmers Thompson, taking place in Newark, N.J. in 1912.
Quantity: .05 linear feet/ 1 folder
Collection Number: MG 1557

Historical Note

The marriage of Mary Virginia Christie and James Chalmers Thompson took place on October 17, 1912 at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey. Mary Virginia was a musician from Fairmont, West Virginia and James was secretary of the Black Diamond Vinegar Product Company in Fairmont. The wedding took place in Newark, so the bride’s former pastor, a close friend of the family, could perform the ceremony. After the wedding, the bride and groom left for Boston to visit Mary Virginia’s brother, Mr. Carney Christie.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection of memorabilia from the marriage of Mary Virginia Christie to James Chalmers Thompson includes a wedding announcement, The Marriage Service Book containing the marriage vows and marriage certificate, a postcard of the interior of Grace Episcopal Church, and a Fairmont, West Virginia newspaper clipping announcing the marriage with a short biography about the bride and groom.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Names:

Christie, Mary Virginia.
Christie-Thompson family.
Thompson, James Chalmers.

Subject Organizations:

Grace Episcopal Church (Newark, N.J.)

Subject Topics:

Churches–New Jersey–Newark.
Marriage service–New Jersey–Newark.
Upper class–New Jersey–Newark.
Weddings–New Jersey–Newark.

Document Types:

Marriage certificates.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1557, Christie-Thompson Wedding Memorabilia, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased from Crown Collectibles in 2002.

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Container List

 Wedding Memorabilia
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Official wedding announcement, Episcopal marriage service book, Grace Church postcard, and newspaper clipping of wedding announcement. 1912 Oct.

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