The New Century Standard Letter-writer: Business, Family and Social Correspondence, Love-letters, Etiquette, Synonyms, Legal Forms, Etc (Google eBook)

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Laird & Lee, 1900 - Letter writing - 276 pages
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Contents

Application to act as a firms agent
39
Applying for a situation as matron in an asylum
40
Introducing a young man about to start in business
41
ai Recommending a bookkeeper formerly employed
42
Asking information concerning a clerk
43
tAsking for an increase in salary
44
Asking for a vacation
45
Excusing ones absence
46
Another letter from a commercial traveler
47
Resignation from a position
48
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49
Another order enclosing remittance
50
To a private party inclosing invoice
51
From a farmer shipping produce
52
From a farmer to a manufacturing concern
53
Complaining of delay in delivery of goods
54
Complaining of delay to a freight line agency
56
Answer to No 46
57
Credits and Business References
58
Answer to the above unfavorable
59
Asking a bank for confidential opinion
60
Asking a lawyer for a confidential opinion
61
Inquiring as to business prospects
62
Asking settlement of account
63
Inclosing a remittance
64
Asking for time
65
Death of a partner
66
Change in the firm name
67
Notice of assignment
68
Chapter IISemiPrivate Business
69
To a landlord concerning repairs
70
Answer to the above
71
Asking a real estate firm to list a house
72
Asking housedecorators for an estimate
73
Subscribing to a periodical enclosing amount
74
To a dressmaker postponing payment of bill
75
Recommending a teacher
76
To a lawyer about a bill of costs
77
Chapter IIIPrivate Business
78
Asking a friend to engage rooms
79
Requesting the attendance of a lawyer
80
Requesting a loan from a friend
81
Requesting a loan frdm a relative
82
Inquiry about farmhouse board
83
Inquiring about placing a sick child on a farm
84
Answer to the above
85
To an artist about a portrait
86
FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE Chapter IIntroductory Remarks
88
Chapter IIBetween Parents and Children
92
Answer to the above
93
To a mother after first day in college
94
Answer to the above
96
A son excusing his extravagance
97
To a daughter on her birthday
98
A little boy to his papa
99
A little boy to his uncle
100
A little girl to her absent mother
101
A little girl to her brother at school
102
Chapter IIITo and from Relatives Guardians etc
103
A daughterinlaw to her motherinlaw
104
A daughterinlaw to her fatherinlaw
105
A brother to a married sister
106
A sister to an elder brother
107
Wishing Merry Christmas to a cousin
108
A ward to his guardian
109
Chapter IVTo from and about Governesses Chaperons Companions Housekeepers etc
110
Asking information concerning a governess no 146 Recommending a governess
111
Answering an ad for a chaperon in 148 Answering an ad for a companion
112
Replying to an ad for a housekeeper
113
Chapter VServants
114
A housemaid declining a situation
115
Answer to the above
116
A cook asking a lady to recommend her
117
Marriage proposal from a butler to a cook
118
LOVE AND MARRIAGE Chapter IProposals Acceptances Refusals
119
Answer to No 163 conciliatory
120
Answer to the above
121
Answer to the above
122
Answer to the above
123
Answer to the above favorable
124
Proposal from widower to widow
133
Proposal to a wealthy widow
134
Answer to 192 unfavorable
135
Answer to the above favorable
136
Proposal from widower with grownup daughters
137
Answer to above favorable
138
Answer to 198 unfavorable 13S 201 Marriage proposal to an heiress
139
Answer to No 201 unfavorable
140
Chapter IITo and from Parents Guardians Friends etc in Reference to Marriage Matters
141
Answer to No 204 unfavorable
142
Answer to the above
143
Asking a fathers approval of his daughters engage ment to the writer
144
an Answer to No 209 unfavorable
145
A young lady asking her guardian to approve her engagement
146
Answer to the above
147
Answer to the above
148
Answer to the above
149
A mother announcing her daughters engagement
150
A young lady announcing her engagement
151
A gentleman announcing his engagement
152
Answer to the above
153
A fiancee asking a friend to be bridesmaid
154
Chapter IIIBetween Engaged People
155
A gentleman offering a present to his fiancee
156
A lady to her fiancd
157
Answer to the above
158
Another letter from a gentleman to his fiancee
159
Asking his fiancee to name the day
161
Answer to No 239 unfavorable
162
Chapter IVBreaking off Engagements
168
Chapter IIRequesting or Granting Introductions
178
Asking a lady for letters of introduction
180
A father introducing a son to a minister
181
A lady introducing a friend to a schoolmate
182
Asking a subscription to some charity
183
Answer to the above
184
Asking a lady to be godmother
185
Asking a pastor to visit the writers sick mother
186
Asking for information from a minister
187
A gentleman sending a song to a young lady
188
Answer to the above i8g 288 A gentleman offering tickets to an entertainment
189
Answer to No 288 regrets
190
Asking an invitation for a friend
191
Another request of an invitation for friends
192
Chapter IIICongratulations Condolences etc
193
Informing a wife of her husbands illness
194
Informing a husband of the illness of his wife
195
Informing a daughter of the illness of her mother igs 302 Inquiring after a persons health
196
Sympathizing with an invalid
197
A lady announcing her husbands death to a brother inlaw
198
Condoling with a gentleman on his wifes death
199
Condoling with a lady on her brothers death
200
Condoling with a young lady on her mothers death
201
Condoling with a lady on a friends death
202
Answer to the above
203
Asking a relative to attend a funeral
204
Chapter IVInvitations and Regrets
205
Inviting a married couple to an informal dinner
206
Inviting a gentleman to a formal dinner
207
Inviting a lady to a luncheon
208
Answer to the above acceptance
209
Answer to the above v
210
Asking a gentleman to recite at an afternoon tea
211
Inviting lady to a church sociable
212
Inviting a gentleman to a picnic
213
Answer to the above
214
Inviting a lady to a small evening party
215
Inviting a young lady to a dance
216
Inviting a gentleman to a gardenparty
217
A gentleman inviting a young lady to visit a theater
218
Answer to the above
219
Inviting a lady to visit the writer in the country
220
Answer to the above
221
Postponing a dance
222
A lady excusing herself from keeping a dinner en gagement
223
PART VI
227
Legal Forms
242
PART VIII
256
Synonyms
263
The use of capitals
275

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