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  • Tags: Books

July 20, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes a humorous introduction regarding the "business" of moving, in which she discusses when she will go to Ooltewah, the clothes she has, and what books she has and needs for teaching.


July 5, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her excitement about her teaching job, the Fourth of July activities, and her new position as a summer school Latin teacher for another young woman.


April 17, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of an explosion that took place in Xenia and claimed at least one life. She mentions the Easter sermon, and a humorous postscript mentions a "dangerous" book that she worries may end her association with a new…


March 10, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton continues describing the move, including the wallpaper in the new house. She also discusses her sister Halley's fondness for gum, issues with her own teeth, the weather, and recent postal delays. A postscript describes a new dress…


March 6, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an ongoing account of the moving process, focusing particularly and humorously on the family's large number of books. She summarizes a letter received from an uncle, notes attendance at church, and mentions the pension…


March 4, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes a short missive describing the early stages of preparing to move to a new house, including pulling up carpets and the number of books that will need to be moved.