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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.

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 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 21, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides brief commentary on the poor shape the typewriter is in, the process of moving, her teeth, and leading the Epworth League meeting.

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.

March 13, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her laziness, the errands she has been running, continued dental work, and updates from church and Epworth League. A postscript requests that her father not purchase any more gum until something is straightened out with…

March 6, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an ongoing account of the moving process, focusing particularly and humorously on the family's large number of books. She summarizes a letter received from an uncle, notes attendance at church, and mentions the pension…

March 4, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton writes a short missive describing the early stages of preparing to move to a new house, including pulling up carpets and the number of books that will need to be moved.