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August 24, 1893

Mary Leslie Newton writes a short letter describing a guest of the family's, a "campmeeting," and the weather.


June 29, 1893

Mary Leslie Newton writes a short letter from Cleveland, Tennessee, discussing the weather and a social call.


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.


May 31, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her sister Halley's illness, the weather, and a series of calls she paid to district members as part of her Clark Run teaching application.


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 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…


May 2, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes a job application she put together with the help of her brother Don, for a teaching post; the copy of the letter she mentions is included. She also describes a variety of flowers, the weather, and Halley's health.


April 27, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes a trip to the country with friends; she spent four days in western Ohio, and describes attending school, churning butter, and the wildlife she saw. The end of the letter notes the she has not had time to practice her…


April 17, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of an explosion that took place in Xenia and claimed at least one life. She mentions the Easter sermon, and a humorous postscript mentions a "dangerous" book that she worries may end her association with a new…