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This collection of letters from the author, Reverend John Bennett, to young ladies is, "...calculated to improve the heart, to form the manners, and enlighten the understanding," and was originally dedicated to Queen Victoria. The collection of letters recommends (in order) religious knowledge, polite knowledge (especially letter writing), accomplishments (needlework, music, dress, politeness), and proper conduct.
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published letters, young women, proper conduct, religious education, women's accomplishments, women's education, letter writing
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Correspondence; Etiquette for young women; Christian education of young women; George A. Leavitt & Co.
Bennett, Rev. John, "Young Lady's Gift: Letters to a Young Lady on a Variety of Useful and Interesting Subjects (Part One)" (1851). Mother Home & Heaven. 85.