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January 26, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her ongoing difficulty getting shoes on, and her decision to go to a revival meeting, Epworth League, and Lal Bagh regardless. Halley heard footsteps outside the house. The family all participated in the creation of a…

December 8, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes her cold and the effort she and her aunt are putting forth to entertain Halley, who was forbidden from using her eyes much. She describes a purchase of coal and her decision to begin wearing her brother Don's old collars,…

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…

May 14, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes Latin and Botany lessons, offers meta-commentary on the letter itself, discusses croquet, church, quilting, a potential argument with her sister Halley, and prayer-meeting.

April 9, 1891

This letter contains a typewritten and a handwritten letter, sent at the same time due to a delay. One page of the typewritten letter has a pencil drawing of a bird. The letter describes a trip to the YMCA reading room, weather, a frightening…

May 28, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather, her frustration with the typewriter, quilting, Young People's meeting, church, and prayer-meeting. She requests that her father stop publishing her poems in the Ooltewah paper.

April 2, 1891

The letter describes a postal delay, Latin lessons, a Six Sisters concert, Easter service and decorations, and includes a typewritten poem titled "Bellerophon." She asks whether she should learn stenography.

March 26, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes her school work, commiserates with her father about broken watches, discusses her grandmother's scrapbook and poetry. A penciled postscript explains the use of a certain type of envelope for the letters.

March 19, 1891

A typewritten letter from Mary Leslie Newton, which makes use of old letterhead from Samuel Newton's publishing business. She describes her attempt to collect money from a woman named Mrs. Paine, and encloses a handwritten poem.