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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.


May 21, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides meta-commentary on the letter throughout and the typewriter issues she was having. She describes a Lal Bagh meeting, her grades, the weather, cleaning the attic, playing croquet, church and Sunday school, and a lost watch…


May 24, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes an interaction between a buffalo from the circus and a local cow. The letter is signed "Dorothy"


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.