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July 20, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes a humorous introduction regarding the "business" of moving, in which she discusses when she will go to Ooltewah, the clothes she has, and what books she has and needs for teaching.


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 6, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides a thorough account of her day of examinations in both handwritten and typewritten form. She humorously mentions a fall down the cellar stairs, and goes on to describe her exams in arithmetic, grammar, geography, theory and…


July 15, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton discusses her recent examinations in grammar, history, and geography, humorously describing the kinds of questions she had to answer. She describes her drawing lessons and mentions some social calls. She requests, in a postscript,…


June 18, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather and her Latin examination. She recounts the death of the family cat Pooh-bah. She describes her visit to the reading room, her upcoming commencement, and her search for a job, along with the expectation that…


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…