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September 30, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton quotes a poem to excuse her short letter and describes a variety of social calls along with her teaching music, attending Sunday school, visiting the cemetery, and missing a dog show. She continues a discussion she and her father…


August 19, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton writes about her ongoing issues with the typewriter, the distractions caused by the cat, the end of the Teacher's Institute, and some social calls. A handwritten note at the end of the letter recounts the weather. The letter has a…


August 12, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton wrote a short letter to her father describing the results of her examination — an average of 83 that she notes is passing but disappointing. She observes that due to her "unlucky age" (17 at the time of writing), she was unable to…


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"…