How to Write Business Letters

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A. W. Shaw Company, 1916 - Commercial correspondence - 160 pages
 

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Page 89 - You can prove the excellence of our word in a second: just tear a corner oil this sheet; then tear a corner off one of your present letterheads ; now get a magnifying glass and examine both torn edges. You find long fibres — linen threads — on ours, while on yours the fibres are short, woody.
Page 13 - A copy should be kept of every communication that leaves the office. Either a carbon copy may be made at the time the letter is written or a letter-press copy should be made from the sheet after it is signed.
Page 85 - ... and fat, insuring the lean of the ham to be tasty and nutritious. The mark certifies that the ham was cured in a liquor nearly good enough to drink, made of granulated sugar, pure saltpeter and only a very little salt...
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Page 17 - Hence most business letters are single spaced; that is, only one space on the typewriter separates one line from another. Even when a letter is short, it is advisable for purposes of uniformity, to use single spaces only. The first line of each paragraph is usually indented from five to fifteen points on the machine. Each business house should establish exactly what this indentation shall be in order to secure uniformity in its correspondence. Instead of indenting the first line, some concerns designate...
Page 16 - ... addressed. Letter-press copies must necessarily be filed chronologically, even when separate books for each letter of the alphabet are maintained. In either case the search through the files for a letter copy is facilitated by placing the name, address and date of a letter at the top. For the same reason the date of a letter should be placed in the upper right corner of the page; the recipient must know when the communication is sent; it may have a bearing on other communications. The name and...
Page 113 - There are a number of ways in which we might once and for all time remove your prejudice, your doubts, your misgivings. We might point to the nine thousand or more satisfied purchasers. We might show that the Magio Manufacturing Company is away bshind orders.
Page 18 - ... Between the lines the spacings may be either single or double but the latter is preferable. Greater spacing tends to separate the address too much to allow it to be read quickly. Another approved, though less popular form of address, does not indent the lines at all. Any radical departure from these forms should be made cautiously, especially if the various items of the address are separated from each other. The address, like a paragraph, is generally read as a unit — as a single, distinct...
Page 16 - ... be made from the sheet after it is signed. Both forms have been accepted by the courts as legal copies of correspondence. Such copies are usually filed alphabetically either by the name of the company or individual to whom the letter is addressed. Letter-press copies must necessarily be filed chronologically, even when separate books for each letter of the alphabet are maintained. In either case the search through the...
Page 135 - News ! News ! News ! What the world wants, and has wanted since the beginning, is news. The business world is no exception. If you can tell a man something new, you can get his attention. Give it a personal twist, or show its relation to his business, and you have his interest. Do you know how Wells' "Outline of History

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