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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…


September 15, 1893

Mary Leslie Newton notes that school is busy, mentions a fire at a local bakery, and requests a particular Bible from Ooltewah.


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.


July 5, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her excitement about her teaching job, the Fourth of July activities, and her new position as a summer school Latin teacher for another young woman.


June 13, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her surprise on hearing her family react to good news in a letter from her father, which is evidently that the family was to move to Ooltewah and that a teaching position had been secured for her there.


May 26, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton discusses another teaching job she is applying for, as well as jobs applied for at a local gallery and telephone exchange. She describes a rainstorm, as well as the sighting of some flowers.


May 17, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton discusses the possibility of going to Tennessee to teach in the fall and hopes to teach at the school in Ooltewah. She describes her malfunctioning watch and her discovery of more four-leaf clovers.


May 13, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her disappointment upon not receiving the teaching job she applied for; the letter she received and her original letters of recommendation are included. She asks whether her father might retain a position for her in…


May 5, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes the distraction of writing a letter in a hammock, an upcoming social call during which the planned topic of discussion is Marie Antoinette, the receipt of her job application, and the recent arrival in the area of an…


May 8, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes going out to the country with her aunt, making a series of social calls, and getting caught in a rainstorm on the way home. She discusses a potential job at a new school that is being built, but says she does not feel she…