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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.


June 18, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather and her Latin examination. She recounts the death of the family cat Pooh-bah. She describes her visit to the reading room, her upcoming commencement, and her search for a job, along with the expectation that…


May 14, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes Latin and Botany lessons, offers meta-commentary on the letter itself, discusses croquet, church, quilting, a potential argument with her sister Halley, and prayer-meeting.


April 9, 1891

This letter contains a typewritten and a handwritten letter, sent at the same time due to a delay. One page of the typewritten letter has a pencil drawing of a bird. The letter describes a trip to the YMCA reading room, weather, a frightening…


December 12, 1890

The letter recounts school events, including a series of small fires, prayer meeting, "squaws," a lecture, their cats, the appearance of a beggar, the arrival of a box from the Century Company, and the weather.


April 2, 1891

The letter describes a postal delay, Latin lessons, a Six Sisters concert, Easter service and decorations, and includes a typewritten poem titled "Bellerophon." She asks whether she should learn stenography.


March 26, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes her school work, commiserates with her father about broken watches, discusses her grandmother's scrapbook and poetry. A penciled postscript explains the use of a certain type of envelope for the letters.