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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.


January 15, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton begins her letter by sympathizing with her father over unnamed troubles he is having with another local family, the Connables. She notes again her difficulty finding a job and wishes to be of more use. She describes the weather and…


December 24, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of Christmas gifts given and received, as well as several local deaths due to illness. She signs her name Dorothy Q.


Undated, December 30

This undated letter is likely from 1891, the year the Newton family first had their typewriter. Mary Leslie Newton recounts some Christmas events and notes that she misses her father.


October 23, Undated

In this undated letter, Mary Leslie Newton describes visiting the school building and sitting in on a variety of lessons, as well as receiving a photograph from a previous teacher. She mentions a social call and her music student. The letter shifts…