The New Century Standard Letter-Writer

You might have fun browsing through this book on correspondence.

The section on Love Letters is lots of fun.

Also, for some reason there are four pages on Etiquette, reproduced below. I would hope every lady and gentleman among us would follow these enlightened precepts.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun May 01, 2022
     Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior | Correspondence, Telegrams, Letters, and Other Written Communications | Books | 1900s

Lordy, many of those etiquette ideas are still relevant---and it would be wonderful if they'd be used (and/or adapted) today. Even the examples of letters show a concern and sensitivity that is admirable--and well worth aspiring to.
Please understand that I'm not saying this from a Minive Cheevy-ish belief that things were always better in the old days. Far from it!
But consideration and care never stops being valid and valorous---and that spirit is embodied in this old manual!
Posted by Seth Joseph Weine on 05/01/22 at 10:14 AM
Well put, Seth. I am in total agreement.
Posted by Paul on 05/01/22 at 12:58 PM
I was expected to know and practice nearly every one of these tips, lest I get a drumming-down from my mother, or heaven forbid, my father. (Might be hard to sit after one of those) I especially learned the etiquette concerning dinner. If I was to sit at the 'big table' with the adults I had to behave like an adult. No exceptions.
Posted by Brewvet on 05/02/22 at 08:53 PM
If you'd like to have your own copy of this amazing book:
It is readily available from Amazon---and not only reprints, but also some copies of the original edition!
Posted by Seth Joseph Weine on 05/04/22 at 07:14 PM
Completely disagree. What a load of stuck-in-the-mud, misogynist and misandrist, fuddy-duddy, missing-the-point junk.

Be good to one another. Don't stick the formalities, be honest and be kind.

"First to call" - bah! "The ladies" (meaning - "the girlies, who are too silly take care of themselves") - double bah.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/07/22 at 10:56 AM
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