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  • Tags: Ooltewah

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.

July 12, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of the heat, a humorous description of the many types of errands she has been asked to run, the repair of her watch, and an update on Halley's health.

June 13, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her surprise on hearing her family react to good news in a letter from her father, which is evidently that the family was to move to Ooltewah and that a teaching position had been secured for her there.

May 17, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton discusses the possibility of going to Tennessee to teach in the fall and hopes to teach at the school in Ooltewah. She describes her malfunctioning watch and her discovery of more four-leaf clovers.

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…

February 2, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes brief letter to her father discussing a carpet delivery, the dining room table, and a postscript about potential locations to move to, including Cleveland.

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.

December 1, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton writes to her father about a variety of social calls, illnesses, her grandmother's recent fall, and other local news.

November 17, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton notes her upcoming birthday, the recovery of her family members, a recent funeral, and the possibility of a visit to her father in Ooltewah. A humorous aside written down the page describes a new member of the community.