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July 21, 1891
Mary Leslie Newton describes a humorous incident at church, during which a woman's excitement was interrupted by a "pinching bug" that struck Mary Leslie on the back of her neck. She describes some social calls and concern over losing an opportunity…
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.
July 5, 1892
Mary Leslie Newton describes her excitement about her teaching job, the Fourth of July activities, and her new position as a summer school Latin teacher for another young woman.
May 24, 1892
Mary Leslie Newton describes an interaction between a buffalo from the circus and a local cow. The letter is signed "Dorothy"
April 20, 1892
Mary Leslie Newton discusses her sewing, mailing several magazines to her father, rent, and her father's stamp catalogue. She mentions wanting a teaching job. She concludes with the story of a strange cat that appeared and killed two of their…
April 17, 1892
Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of an explosion that took place in Xenia and claimed at least one life. She mentions the Easter sermon, and a humorous postscript mentions a "dangerous" book that she worries may end her association with a new…
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.
March 30, 1892
Mary Leslie Newton writes a two-part letter to her father detailing the weather, her attendance at a Presbyterian club with her brother Don, Halley's health, and problems with the typewriter. She signs the letter "Dorothy."
March 28, 1892
Mary Leslie Newton describes her continued dental issues, a series of social calls, a recent job application, and the placement of furniture throughout the new house.