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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.


July 12, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of the heat, a humorous description of the many types of errands she has been asked to run, the repair of her watch, and an update on Halley's health.


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 31, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her sister Halley's illness, the weather, and a series of calls she paid to district members as part of her Clark Run teaching application.


May 26, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton discusses another teaching job she is applying for, as well as jobs applied for at a local gallery and telephone exchange. She describes a rainstorm, as well as the sighting of some flowers.


May 8, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes going out to the country with her aunt, making a series of social calls, and getting caught in a rainstorm on the way home. She discusses a potential job at a new school that is being built, but says she does not feel she…


April 5, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her brother Don's recent illness, the flowers, and the breaking of a window in their new house by some schoolboys.


March 24, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton drew a clover at the top of each page of this letter, which describes her lack of paper, her errands, the process of moving, and her sister Halley's continued ailments. She discusses her dental issues and asks whether she should…


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 15, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides a copy of a letter of recommendation that she plans to send out in search of a position as a teacher. She describes her ongoing dental issues, her sister Halley's illness, and their progress in moving to a new house.