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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 21, 1892

A humorous letter — in an attempt to pad the length, Mary Leslie Newton uses as many polysyllabic words as possible, and includes nearly two full pages of postscripts. She describes postcards sent to relatives, her ongoing foot problem, a cat fight,…


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…


January 15, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton begins her letter by sympathizing with her father over unnamed troubles he is having with another local family, the Connables. She notes again her difficulty finding a job and wishes to be of more use. She describes the weather and…


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 22, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton, in this handwritten letter, describes hunting for beech nuts and encountering a snake and "catamount." She notes that they skipped prayer-meeting and closes a portion of the letter in German.


July 22, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton begins the letter in German and signs her name at the end as "Marylesliedorothyrosamondxenianewton." She describes issues with the typewriter, a series of social calls, and her sister Halley's vision problems. A handwritten…


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…


August 5, 1891

In this very brief letter, Mary Leslie Newton offers meta-commentary on the letter, bemoans the lack of news, describes a visit from their cousins, writes a sentence or so in German. A postscript in which she refers to herself as "Dorothy Q"…


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