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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…


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 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.


December 23, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides a humorous account of her forgetfulness, which caused her to miss a week of letters; she goes on to discuss further activity related to the potential sale of their house, as well as Christmas gifts and shopping.


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…


September 6, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides a thorough account of her day of examinations in both handwritten and typewritten form. She humorously mentions a fall down the cellar stairs, and goes on to describe her exams in arithmetic, grammar, geography, theory and…