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September 15, 1893

Mary Leslie Newton notes that school is busy, mentions a fire at a local bakery, and requests a particular Bible from Ooltewah.


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.


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 3, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes Halley's visit to Dayton and the improvement in her health and vision, the events of April Fool's day, and a series of social calls. She also describes a lightning strike that hit a tree near their new house.


March 30, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes a two-part letter to her father detailing the weather, her attendance at a Presbyterian club with her brother Don, Halley's health, and problems with the typewriter. She signs the letter "Dorothy."


March 24, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton drew a clover at the top of each page of this letter, which describes her lack of paper, her errands, the process of moving, and her sister Halley's continued ailments. She discusses her dental issues and asks whether she should…


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.


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,…


January 15, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton begins her letter by sympathizing with her father over unnamed troubles he is having with another local family, the Connables. She notes again her difficulty finding a job and wishes to be of more use. She describes the weather and…


December 24, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of Christmas gifts given and received, as well as several local deaths due to illness. She signs her name Dorothy Q.