Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Etiquette of Letter Writing (1927)

"Social correspondence assumes added importance as our lives grow busier. Not that the visits of a generation ago which lasted the better part of an afternoon are superseded by a moment's stop in a motor and the dropping of cards; when a note must ofttimes accomplish as much as a lengthy call, it behooves us not only to be correct in our correspondence, but to be gracious as well. 
The purpose of this little book is to point the way...."  

This book, A Desk Book on The Etiquette of Letter Writing And Social Correspondence in General was published in 1927 by the Eaton, Crane, and Pike Company.
I bought mine at Amazon for a little over $3, and there are a few still available.

Contents Include:

  • Social Correspondence
  • Social Stationary
  • Composing the Letter
  • Mourning
  • The Etiquette of Cards
  • Invitations
  • Engagements
  • Wedding Forms
  • Wedding Anniversaries
  • Addressing People of Title
  • Specific Problems

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