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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.

November 18, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton recounts her birthday gifts, including a cloak and a subscription to Harper's; she notes but rejects her aunt's suggestion that, at 17, she is old enough to begin putting her hair up. She recounts some humorous mishaps, including…

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…