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July 21, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes a humorous incident at church, during which a woman's excitement was interrupted by a "pinching bug" that struck Mary Leslie on the back of her neck. She describes some social calls and concern over losing an opportunity…


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."


February 24, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes the family's recent activities, including an encounter with a "good looking" young man at the coal office. Several postscripts are written vertically along the sides of the pages.


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.


November 5, 1891

Writing in a daily journal style, Mary Leslie Newton recounts the weather, prayer-meeting, Epworth League, and her family's recent spate of illnesses, including issues with her own teeth.


October 29, 1891

One of the longest handwritten letters at 9 pages, Mary Leslie Newton recounts a great deal of news. She notes that the rumors of a panther were found to relate to bear sightings, describes a visit to the Teacher's Institute, and shares her Halloween…


October 22, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton, in this handwritten letter, describes hunting for beech nuts and encountering a snake and "catamount." She notes that they skipped prayer-meeting and closes a portion of the letter in German.


October 7, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton included newspaper clippings for a Lal Bagh event, describes her music teaching and various social calls, along with church. The typewritten letter includes a handwritten postscript celebrating the announcement of upcoming literary…


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 23, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton wrote a short letter on account of her cold, in which she comments humorously on the size of her nose, and describes prayer-meeting, social calls, and her struggle to find a job.