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July 21, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes a humorous incident at church, during which a woman's excitement was interrupted by a "pinching bug" that struck Mary Leslie on the back of her neck. She describes some social calls and concern over losing an opportunity…


April 27, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes a trip to the country with friends; she spent four days in western Ohio, and describes attending school, churning butter, and the wildlife she saw. The end of the letter notes the she has not had time to practice her…


April 20, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton discusses her sewing, mailing several magazines to her father, rent, and her father's stamp catalogue. She mentions wanting a teaching job. She concludes with the story of a strange cat that appeared and killed two of their…


April 7, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes the arrival of some flowers, concern about her grandmother's health, and the social calls they have had with their new neighbors. She also announces the arrival of some new kittens.


April 5, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her brother Don's recent illness, the flowers, and the breaking of a window in their new house by some schoolboys.


March 28, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her continued dental issues, a series of social calls, a recent job application, and the placement of furniture throughout the new house.


March 18, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton recounts the ongoing process of moving, the weather, her sister Halley's illness, and the pulling of one of her teeth. She provides a thorough description of the decor of the rooms in their new home.


February 16, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes a recent aurora, her attendance at Sunday school and some criticism of the sermon, and an interaction between the family cat Koko and a strange cat.


January 21, 1892

A humorous letter — in an attempt to pad the length, Mary Leslie Newton uses as many polysyllabic words as possible, and includes nearly two full pages of postscripts. She describes postcards sent to relatives, her ongoing foot problem, a cat fight,…


November 18, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton recounts her birthday gifts, including a cloak and a subscription to Harper's; she notes but rejects her aunt's suggestion that, at 17, she is old enough to begin putting her hair up. She recounts some humorous mishaps, including…