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May 26, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton discusses another teaching job she is applying for, as well as jobs applied for at a local gallery and telephone exchange. She describes a rainstorm, as well as the sighting of some flowers.


May 13, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her disappointment upon not receiving the teaching job she applied for; the letter she received and her original letters of recommendation are included. She asks whether her father might retain a position for her in…


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…


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…


February 23, 1892

Another brief letter notes that Harper's and The Atlantic will be sent off to her father. Mary Leslie Newton provides a brief update on her sister's health


February 19, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton misdates her typewritten letter and points out the error. She notes that her father has not commented yet on the family publication, The Round Table. She describes a variety of social calls and her resumed drawing lessons.


January 26, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her ongoing difficulty getting shoes on, and her decision to go to a revival meeting, Epworth League, and Lal Bagh regardless. Halley heard footsteps outside the house. The family all participated in the creation of a…


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,…


February 1, Undated

It seems likely that this letter is from 1892, based on Mary Leslie Newton's ongoing discussion of her problems with her feet in the cold. She discusses the lack of news, a publication she put together with her siblings, and the weather.


January 19, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton records her Aunt Lizzie's instructions that she is not to leave the house until the snow is gone because of her swollen feet. She wishes her father would send her a pair of boots. A postscript at the end asks if she had previously…