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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.


April 17, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of an explosion that took place in Xenia and claimed at least one life. She mentions the Easter sermon, and a humorous postscript mentions a "dangerous" book that she worries may end her association with a new…


March 13, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her laziness, the errands she has been running, continued dental work, and updates from church and Epworth League. A postscript requests that her father not purchase any more gum until something is straightened out with…


March 6, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an ongoing account of the moving process, focusing particularly and humorously on the family's large number of books. She summarizes a letter received from an uncle, notes attendance at church, and mentions the pension…


February 24, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes the family's recent activities, including an encounter with a "good looking" young man at the coal office. Several postscripts are written vertically along the sides of the pages.


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.


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 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…


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.


November 5, 1891

Writing in a daily journal style, Mary Leslie Newton recounts the weather, prayer-meeting, Epworth League, and her family's recent spate of illnesses, including issues with her own teeth.