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Part One of The Home Instructor, a book that is split into multiple chapters that act as a guide to public and private life. The guide is aimed primarily at women, and covers subjects from motherhood to funerals and epitaphs. The chapters in the first part of the book include: The Home, Happy Childhood, What is Etiquette?, Concerning Society, Dining, Courtship and Marriage, The Toilet, Personal Etiquette, Dress, Colors The Harmonize, Precious Stones, Hospitality, Conversation, Letter-Writing, Business, Business Forms, Church Etiquette, Music (Parts 1-4), and Aids to Composition. Each chapter has multiple sections, the book is extensive.
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motherhood, childhood, etiquette, society, courtship, marriage, hospitality, business, music, composition, writing
Women; Women's clothing; Etiquette; Letters; Letter writing; Manners and customs; Courtship; Marriage;
Handford, Thomas W., "The Home Instructor: A Guide to Life in Private and Public, Part 1" (1886). Mother Home & Heaven. 4.