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March 2, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather, requests more frequent communication from her father, and mentions some social calls and news. A handwritten postscript asks if he enjoyed the "indian lecture."


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…


June 18, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton describes the weather and her Latin examination. She recounts the death of the family cat Pooh-bah. She describes her visit to the reading room, her upcoming commencement, and her search for a job, along with the expectation that…


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…


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.


November 18, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton recounts her birthday gifts, including a cloak and a subscription to Harper's; she notes but rejects her aunt's suggestion that, at 17, she is old enough to begin putting her hair up. She recounts some humorous mishaps, including…


February 19, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton misdates her typewritten letter and points out the error. She notes that her father has not commented yet on the family publication, The Round Table. She describes a variety of social calls and her resumed drawing lessons.


The Girl's Own Paper

The Girl's Own Paper was aBritish magazine targeting young female readers and waswidely read in America and Canada during 1880 and 1920. Its content covered a wide variety of subjects surrounding a girl's life, such as dress, reading, and exercise,…


<strong><em>The Girl's Own Paper</em></strong>

The Girl's Own Paper was aBritish magazine targeting young female readers and waswidely read in America and Canada during 1880 and 1920. Its content covered a wide variety of subjects surrounding a girl's life, such as dress, reading, and exercise,…