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April 14 , 1892

Mary Leslie Newton recounts a series of social calls, a poor sermon at church, drawing lessons, and some games of croquet. She concludes the letter with a humorous paragraph of "miscellany," which includes a mathematical equation and the date of the…


April 8, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes a humorous account of the arrival of 8 cows in their yard, and the attempts of a Mr. Stokes to drive them out.


April 7, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes the arrival of some flowers, concern about her grandmother's health, and the social calls they have had with their new neighbors. She also announces the arrival of some new kittens.


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.


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.


September 16, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton humorously explains the date discrepancy on a previous letter and describes a series of social calls, including a mishap with directions. She mentions grape picking and a Lal Bagh reception.


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 14, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes Latin and Botany lessons, offers meta-commentary on the letter itself, discusses croquet, church, quilting, a potential argument with her sister Halley, and prayer-meeting.


May 7, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton discusses the news, the weather, games of croquet and beanbag with friends, adventures along the Dayton railroad, flower gathering, Sunday school, and briefly mentions a visit to the cemetery.


April 30, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather, mentions that the stenography book she wanted is missing from the library, and discusses a cat's mischief, church, croquet, the lilac bush, the Epworth League, a property sale, and the presentation of papers…