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This book was co-written by a mother and daughter as a guide to improving social etiquette, and the authors say in the dedication: "Men and women- women, in particular- to whom changed circumstances or removal from secluded homes to fashionable neighborhood involved the necessity of altered habits of social intercourse; girls, whose parents are content to live and move in the deep ruts in which they and their forbears were born; people of humble lineage and rude bringing up, who yet have longings and tastes for gentlehood and for the harmony and beauty that go with really good breeding- these make up the body of our clientele."
This first section of the book includes chapters discussing correspondence such as sending and receiving invitations, home and church weddings, debutantes and debuts, the role of the chaperon, gift-giving, the etiquette for bachelor hospitality, visiting and general hospitality.
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Harland, Marion and Van De Water, Virginia, "Everyday Etiquette (Part One)" (1905). Mother Home & Heaven. 103.