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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.


April 23, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather, humorously chides her father for not telling them whether or not he is will, blames the typewriter for her silliness, and discusses yard work and exams.


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…


August 11, 1891

An unusual letter compared to the others: Mary Leslie Newton was attending a Teacher's Institute. In addition to her normal meta-commentary, observations about weather, church, and school, she also combined multiple handwritten sections amid the…


August 19, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton writes about her ongoing issues with the typewriter, the distractions caused by the cat, the end of the Teacher's Institute, and some social calls. A handwritten note at the end of the letter recounts the weather. The letter has a…


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 29, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton notes that she cannot think of any news to tell her father, but briefly describes Sunday school, local illnesses, her brother Don's fall through a cellar window, and asks how much her father thinks it will cost to send him a copy…


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.


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.


July 8, 1891

Because her brother Don was using the typewriter, Mary Leslie Newton explains that she is obligated to write her letter by hand. She discusses her laziness and recent illness, a party, Sunday school and Young People's meeting, and a variety of social…