Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness cover

Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

Florence Hartley

1. INTRODUCTION.
2. CONVERSATION.
3. DRESS.
4. TRAVELING.
5. HOW TO BEHAVE AT A HOTEL.
6. ETIQUETTE FOR THE HOSTESS.
7. ETIQUETTE FOR THE GUEST.
8. ETIQUETTE FOR THE HOSTESS.
9. ETIQUETTE FOR THE GUEST.
10. MORNING RECEPTIONS OR CALLS. ETIQUETTE FOR THE HOSTESS.
11. MORNING RECEPTIONS OR CALLS. ETIQUETTE FOR THE CALLER.
12. DINNER COMPANY. ETIQUETTE FOR THE HOSTESS.
13. DINNER COMPANY. ETIQUETTE FOR THE GUEST.
14. TABLE ETIQUETTE.
15. CONDUCT IN THE STREET.
16. LETTER WRITING.
17. POLITE DEPORTMENT, AND GOOD HABITS.
18. CONDUCT IN CHURCH.
19. BALL ROOM ETIQUETTE. FOR THE HOSTESS.
20. BALL ROOM ETIQUETTE. FOR THE GUEST.
21. PLACES OF AMUSEMENT.
22. ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Part 1
23. ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Part 2
24. ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Part 3
25. SERVANTS.
26. ON A YOUNG LADY'S CONDUCT WHEN CONTEMPLATING MARRIAGE.
27. BRIDAL ETIQUETTE.
28. HINTS ON HEALTH.
29. MISCELLANEOUS.

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A guide for ladies, written in 1860, on what is accepted as correct behavior in polite society. The advice covers dress, travelling, staying in hotels, attending and giving parties and balls, making and receiving morning calls, letter writing, how to deal with servants, what accomplishments every well bred lady should be expected to acquire and how to choose a suitable husband.