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April 27, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes a trip to the country with friends; she spent four days in western Ohio, and describes attending school, churning butter, and the wildlife she saw. The end of the letter notes the she has not had time to practice her…


October 29, 1891

One of the longest handwritten letters at 9 pages, Mary Leslie Newton recounts a great deal of news. She notes that the rumors of a panther were found to relate to bear sightings, describes a visit to the Teacher's Institute, and shares her Halloween…


September 9, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton wrote a lengthy letter to her father about a fall she took, the repair of her watch, her sister Halley's studies, a croquet game, and a social call. She concludes with a humorous postscript about her height.


June 4, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton offers meta-commentary on her letter, describes the arrival and drowning of some kittens, and discusses repairs to her watch. She describes weather and church, noting that she disapproves of women preaching. She closes by talking…


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…