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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.


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.


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.


February 4, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes the improvement of her feet, but the development of a swelling in her hand that is making her handwriting poor. She discusses the weather and an auction at a fancy goods store, from which her brother purchased a fine…


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,…


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…


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…


January 8, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton recounts the lack of news, the weather, some social calls, and ongoing local illnesses. A postscript notes that a woman had died the previous night.


December 3, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of recent events, including bad news about her sister Halley's vision, good news about her teeth, and a handwritten postscript regarding the type of envelope she is using.