Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Letters of Friendship

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Can you tell I was busy today writing notes to friends.............

From Hill's Manual of Social Business Forms chapter on "Letters of Friendship and Relationship" (printed in 1883)
Do not fail to write very promptly to the one that is away.  Give all the news.  Go into all the little particulars, just as you would.  After you have written up matters of general moment, come down to little personal gossip that is of particular interest.  Give the details fully about Sallie Williams marrying John Hunt, and her parents being opposed to the match.  Be explicit about the new minister, how many sociables you have a month, and the general condition of affairs among your intimate acquaintances.  

I just love finding this kind of stuff...............

I have much more to share from the this great old book I recently purchased...............

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