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April 3, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes Halley's visit to Dayton and the improvement in her health and vision, the events of April Fool's day, and a series of social calls. She also describes a lightning strike that hit a tree near their new house.

March 18, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton recounts the ongoing process of moving, the weather, her sister Halley's illness, and the pulling of one of her teeth. She provides a thorough description of the decor of the rooms in their new home.

March 10, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton continues describing the move, including the wallpaper in the new house. She also discusses her sister Halley's fondness for gum, issues with her own teeth, the weather, and recent postal delays. A postscript describes a new dress…

March 8, Undated

This undated letter describes the usual lack of news, housecleaning, and Mary Leslie Newton's ongoing issues with a couple of her teeth. A humorous postscript describes an interaction with her grandmother about her height.

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…

December 14, 1891

In an unusually short letter, Mary Leslie Newton comments on the lack of news, her frustration with the typewriter, and a visit from her grandmother.

December 8, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes her cold and the effort she and her aunt are putting forth to entertain Halley, who was forbidden from using her eyes much. She describes a purchase of coal and her decision to begin wearing her brother Don's old collars,…

December 5, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton writes a business letter to her father about a woman who has offered to trade them her farm for their house, and requests her father's response.

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.

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…