Cards: Their Significance and Proper Uses, as Governed by the Usages of New York Society

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F.A. Stokes & brother, 1889 - Etiquette - 66 pages

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Page 39 - ... after the entertainment, one for the mistress and one for the master of the house, whether he has accepted the invitation or not.
Page 20 - It is imperative that Mrs. or Miss be placed before the name upon her engraved card. It is customary to use the husband's complete name, initials being less and less often seen upon visiting cards as the years go by. Except when a complete name is too large to be properly engraved upon a card of customary size, good taste omits initials and uses baptismal names.
Page 22 - If a woman wishes to receive in a more formal manner than by a weekly " at home," or if she has a guest whom she wishes to introduce to her coterie of acquaintances, she may, for example, write the words From three to six above Tuesday, and the words Jan.
Page 23 - Plates to be used year after year are properly engraved with the receiving month or months beneath the day of the week. This permits a pen to be drawn through the month not devoted to visitors. In the extension of social circles, women in...
Page 22 - She, and she only, is entitled to this dignity and simplicity of form. usages, and the possession of an unmistakable name and an engraved address, are an immense convenience to overburdened memories. There is small chance of a social blunder being made with a card engraved thus: Mrs. John Herbert Jamison, Tuesdays. 15 Porter Place.
Page 20 - MODERATELY large, nearly square, fine in their texture, thin, but not too flexible, and of a soft delicate white that is not intense in its clearness, are the prevailing characteristics of material for the visiting cards of women who respect good form.
Page 57 - Green request the pleasure of company at dinner on Thursday, at seven o'clock, ii Core Street.

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