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ADVICE LITERATURE IN AMERICA

Part 1: The Schlesinger Collection of Etiquette and Advice Books from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

 

Contents of Reels

REEL 1

1 Abbott, John Stevens Cabot 1805-1877
The mother at home, or the principles of maternal duty.
Boston: 1833.

2 Abell, Mrs L G
Woman in her various relations, containing practical rules for American females.
New York: 1853.

3 The affectionate son: for the use of children.
Portland: 1839.

4 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859
The young husband, or duties of man in the marriage relation.
Boston: 1840.

5 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859
The young husband, or duties of man in the marriage relation. 8th ed.
Boston: 1846.

6 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859

The young husband, or duties of man in the marriage relation. 12th ed.
Boston: 1848.

7 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859
The young man’s guide. 20th ed.
Boston: 1849.

8 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859
The young mother, or management of children in regard to health.
3rd ed. Boston: 1838.

9 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859
The young wife, or Duties of woman in the marriage relation.
Boston: 1837.

10 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859
The young woman’s book of health.
New York: 1855.

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11 Alcott, William Andrus 1798-1859
The young woman’s guide to excellence. 15th ed.
New York: 1852.

12 The American code of manners: a study of the usages, laws and observances which govern intercourse in the best social circles and of the principles which underlie them.
New York: 1880.

13 The American lady’s and gentleman’s modern letter writer, relative to business, duty, love, and marriage.
Philadelphia: 1847.

14 The American lady’s preceptor: a compilation of observations, essays and poetical effusions designed to direct the female mind in a course of pleasing and instructive reading. 3rd ed.
Baltimore, 1813.

15 The art of dining and of attaining high health, with a few hints on suppers, to which is added anecdotes of dining connected with distinguished individuals.
New York: c1874.


16 The art of good behaviour and letter writer on love, courtship, and marriage: a complete guide for ladies and gentlemen, particularly those who have not enjoyed the advantages of fashionable life, containing directions for giving and attending parties, balls, weddings, dinners, etc., including the necessary preparations and arrangements for the marriage ceremony.
New York: 1846.

17 Arthur, Timothy Shay 1809-1885
Advice to young men on their duties and conduct in life.
Boston: 1848.

18 Arthur, Timothy Shay 1809-1885
Advice to young men on their duties and conduct in life.
Boston: 1850.

19 Arthur, Timothy Shay 1809-1885
The lady at home, or leaves from the every-day book of an American woman.
Philadelphia: 1856.

20 Arthur, Timothy Shay, Ed. 1809-1885
Our homes:their cares and duties, joys and sorrows.
Philadelphia: 1859.

21 The Bazar book of decorum: the care of the person, manners, etiquette, and ceremonials.
New York: c1870.

22 Beecher, Catherine Esther 1800-1878
The American woman’s home, or Principles of domestic science, being a guide to the formation and maintenance of economical, healthful, beautiful, and Christian homes.
New York: 1869.

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23 Beecher, Catherine Esther 1800-1878
Miss Beecher’s housekeeper and healthkeeper, containing five hundred recipes for economical and healthful cooking, also many directions for securing health and happiness.
New York: 1873.

24 Beecher, Catherine Esther 1800-1878
The new housekeeper’s manual: embracing a new revised edition of the American’s woman’s home, or principles of domestic science, being a guide to an economical, healthful, beautiful, and Christian home.
New York: 1874.

25 Bellegarde, Jean Baptiste Morvan 1648-1734
Politeness of manners and behaviour in fashionable society.
Boston: 1821.

26 Bloomfield-Moore, Clara Sophia (Jessup) 1824-1899
Sensible etiquette of the best society: customs, manners, morals, and home culture. 18th rev. ed.
Philadelphia: c1878.

27 The book of manners: a guide to social intercourse.
New York: 1852.

28 Bunce, Oliver Bell, Mrs. 1828-1890
What to do: a companion to Don’t.
New York: 1892.

29 Brinton, Daniel Garrison 1837-1899
The laws of health in relation to the human form.
Springfield, 1870.

30 Calvert, George Henry 1803-1889
The gentleman.
Boston: 1863.

31 Gimbrede, J N
Card Etiquette.
New York: 1869.

32 Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839
Philosophy of common sense: practical rules for the promotion of domestic happiness, containing rules for the married, essay on the relations of masters and mistresses and domestics, rules for moral education, essay on fashions and on the pernicious effects of the use of corsets, with various other fugitive articles.
Philadelphia: 1838.

REEL 4

33 Chamberlain, C D, Madam
Character by Samuel Smiles.
Chicago: 1883.

34 Chavasse, Pye Henry 1810-1879
Advice to wives on the management of themselves during the periods of pregnancy, labour, and suckling.
New York: 1844.


35 Cobbett, William 1763-1835
Advice to young men, and (incidentally) to young women, in the middle and higher ranks of life, in a series of letters, addressed to a youth, a bachelor, a lover, a husband, a citizen or a subject.
New York: 1831.

36 The complete handbook of etiquette for ladies and gentlemen.
New York: n.d.

37 Gilman, Nichoals Paine 1849-1912
Conduct as a fine art.
Boston and New York: 1891.

38 Conkling, Margaret Cockburn 1814-1890
The American gentleman’s guide to politeness and fashion, or familiar letters to his nephews, containing rules of etiquette… by Henry Lunettes.
New York: 1859.

39 Conkling, Margaret Cockburn 1814-1890
The American gentleman’s guide to politeness and fashion, or Familiar letters to his nephews by Henry Lunettes. New ed.
Philadelphia: 1863.

40 Court etiquette by a man of the world.
London: n.d.

41 Cox, Sidney
Friendly counsel for girls, or words in season.
New York: 1868.

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42 Cummings, Ariel Ivers 1823-1863
The lady’s present, or beauties of female character.
Nashua: 1849.

43 Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton 1825-1898
Etiquette of social life in Washington.
Philadelphia: 1881.

44 Ruth, John A
Decorum, a practical treatise on etiquette and dress of the best American society.
New York: 1880.

45 DePuy, Frank A
The new century home book: a mentor for home life in all its phases, a chronicle of the progress of America and the world, a compendium of the nation’s greatest city, and a guide for the great army of home-builders.
New York: 1900.

46 Dick, William Brisbane 1827-1901
What shall we do tonight? or social amusements for evening parties, furnishing complete and varied programmes for twenty-six entertainments.
New York: c1873.

47 Longstreet, Abby Buchanan
Dinners ceremonious and unceremonious and the modern methods of serving them.
New York: 1890.

48 Dodge, Mary Abigail 1833-1896
A new atmosphere by Gail Hamilton.
Boston: 1865.

49 Bunce, Oliver Bell, Mrs. 1828-1890
Don’t: a manual of mistakes and improprieties more or less prevalent in conduct and speech.
New York: 1883.

50 Eddy, Daniel Clarke 1823-1896
The young man’s friend: containing admonitions for the erring, counsel for the tempted, encouragement for the desponding, hope for the fallen. 3rd ed. Boston: 1851.

51 Eddy, Daniel Clarke 1823-1896
The young man’s friend: containing admonitions for the erring, counsel for the tempted, encouragement for the desponding, hope for the fallen. 7th ed. Boston: 1853.

52 Eddy, Daniel Clarke 1823-1896
The young man’s friend: containing admonitions for the erring, counsel for the tempted, encouragement for the desponding, and hope for the fallen. New series.
Boston: 1866.

53 Eddy, Daniel Clarke 1823-1896
The young woman’s friend, or the duties, trials, loves, and hopes of woman.
Boston: 1857.

REEL 6

54 Eddy, Daniel Clarke 1823-1896
The young woman’s friends, or the duties, trials, loves, and hopes of woman: designed for the young woman, the young wife, and the mother.
Boston: 1873.

55 Eliot, William Greenleaf 1811-1887
Lectures to young women. 3rd ed.
Boston: 1854.

56 Everett, Marshall 1863-1939
The etiquette of today: a complete guide to correct manners and social customs in use among educated and refined people of America.
c1902.

57 The excellent woman as described in the book of Proverbs.
Boston: 1852.

58 The family book, or instructions concerning all the relations of life.
New York: 1835.

59 Farrar, Eliza Ware (Rotch) 1791-1870
The young lady’s friend, with introduction by Mrs H O Ward.
Philadelphia: 1880.

60 Fenelon, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe 1651-1715
A treatise on the education of daughters.
Boston: 1821.

61 Fontenoy, Marquise
Eve’s glossary.
Chicago and New York: 1897.

62 DellaCasa, Giovanni 1503-1556
Galateo, or a treatise on politeness and delicacy of manners.
Baltimore: 1811.

63 Gardner, Eugene Clarence 1836-1915
Illustrated homes: a series of papers describing real houses and real people.
Boston: 1875.

REEL 7

64 Gibson, Louis Henry 1854-
Beautiful houses: a study in house-building, foreign examples in domestic architecture, a collection of American house plans, materials and details for the artistic house-builder, the architect.
New York: c1895.

65 Gibson, Louis Henry 1854-
Convenient houses: with fifty plans for the housekeeper. Architect and housewife; a journey through the house, fifty convenient house plans, practical house building for the owner, business points in building: how to pay for a home.
New York: 1889.

66 Lavin, Eliza M
Good manners. Metropolitan culture series. 3rd ed.
New York: 1889.

67 Good manners: a manual of etiquette in good society.
Philadelphia: 1870.


68 Good society: a complete manual of manners by the Right Hon., the Countess of….
London and New York: 1869.

69 Graves, Albert Phelps 1829-1911
Twenty-five letters to a young lady.
Chicago: 1879.

70 Gregory, John 1724-1773
A father’s legacy to his daughters.
London: 1816.

71 Gregory, John 1724-1773
A father’s legacy to his daughters.
New York: 1807.

72 The habits of good society: a handbook for ladies and gentlemen, with thoughts, hints, and anecdotes concerning social observances.
New York: 1865.

73 The habits of good society: a handbook for ladies and gentlemen.
New York and London: 1877.

REEL 8

74 Hale, Sarah Josepha (Buell) 1788-1879
Manners, or happy homes and good society all the year round.
Boston: 1868.

75 Hale, Sarah Josepha (Buell), 1788-1879
Manners, or happy homes and good society all year round, by Mrs Hale.
Boston: 1868.

76 Hale, Mrs Sarah Josepha (Buell), 1788-1879
Manners, or happy homes and good society all the year round.
Boston: 1889.

77 Handbooks for home improvement.
New York: 1857.

78 Hartley, Cecil B
The gentlemen’s book of etiquette and manual of politeness.
Boston: 1860.

79 Hartley, Cecil B
The gentlemen’s book of etiquette and manual of politeness.
Boston: 1875.

REEL 9

80 Hartley, Cecil B
The gentlemen’s book of etiquette and manual of politeness, being a complete guide for a gentleman’s conduct in all his relations towards society.
Boston: 1875.

81 Hartley, Florence
The ladies’ book of etiquette and manual of politeness: complete hand book for the use of the lady in polite society.
Boston: 1876.

82 Haygood, Atticus Greene 1839-1896
Our children.
New York: 1876.

83 Hervey, George Winfred
The principles of courtesy, with hints and observations of manners and habits.
New York: 1852.

84 Hillgrove, Thomas
A complete practical guide to the art of dancing.
New York: 1866.

85 Colesworthy, Daniel Clement 1810-1893
Hints on common politeness.
Boston: 1867.

86 Titcomb, Timothy 1819-1881
Titcomb’s letters to young people, single and married.
24th ed. New York: 1860.


87 Houghton, Walter Raleigh 1845-1929
American etiquette and rules of politeness.
Chicago and New York: 1890.

88 Howard, Timothy Edward 1837-
Excelsior, or essays on politeness, education and the means of attaining success in life. 11th ed.
New York: 1896.

89 Howe, Elias 1820-1895
Howe’s complete ball-room handbook, containing upwards of three hundred dances.
Boston: 1858.

90 Humphry, C E, Mrs
Manners for men.
London: 1897.

REEL 10

91 Ives, Alice Emma
The social mirror: a complete treatise on the laws, rules and usages that govern the most refined homes and social circles.
Detroit: 1886.

92 The lady’s companion, or sketches of life, manners, and morals at the present day.
Philadelphia: 1852.

93 The laws of etiquette, or short rules and reflections for conduct in society.
Philadelphia: 1836

94 Lippincott, Sara Jane (Clarke) 1823-1904
Stories and sights of France and Italy.
Boston: 1867.

95 Longstreet, Abby Buchanan
Hospitality in town and country, with usages, formal and informal.
New York: 1892.

96 MacLaurin, R
Specimens of the fashionable style of ladies’ handwriting known as the angular, or English, hand.
New York: 1874.

97 The maid of all-work or general servant: her duties and how to perform them.
London: 187-.

98 Hardy, Edward John 1849-1920
“Manners makyth man.”
New York: c1890.

99 The manners that win, compiled from the latest authorities.
Minneapolis: 1880.

100 A manual of politeness, comprising the principles of etiquette and rules of behavior in genteel society for persons of both sexes.
Philadelphia: 1837.

101 Maxwell, Sara B
Manners and customs of today.
Des Moines: 1890.

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102 Morton, Agnes H
Etiquette: an answer to the riddle, when? where? how?
Philadelphia: 1899.

103 The mother’s friend, or familiar directions for forming the mental and moral habits of young children.
New York: 1834.

104 My daughter’s manual, comprising a summary view of female studies, accomplishments, and principles of conduct.
New York: 1838.

105 The new letter writer, containing a great variety of letters on the following subjects: relationships, business, love, courtship and marriage, friendship, and miscellaneous letters, law forms, etc., selected from judicious and eminent writers.
New York: 1853.

106 Newcomb, Harvey 1803-1863
The young lady’s guide to the harmonious development of Christian character. 7th ed.
Boston: 1846.

107 Newcomb, Harvey 1803-1863
The young lady’s guide to the harmonious development of Christian character. 11th ed.
Boston: c1843.

108 Osgood, Samuel 1812-1880
The hearth-stone: thoughts upon home-life in our cities. 3rd ed.
New York: 1854.

109 Our manners at home and abroad: a complete manual on the manners, customs, and social forms of the best American society.
Harrisburg: 1883.

110 Fern, Fanny 1811-1872
Ginger-snaps.
New York and London: c1870.

111 The perfect gentleman, or etiquette and eloquence: a book of information and instruction … containing model speeches for all occasions … 500 toasts and sentiments for everybody … to which are added the duties of chairmen of public meetings.
New York: c1860.

REEL 12

112 The perfect gentleman, or etiquette and eloquence: a book of information and instruction for those who desire to become brilliant or conspicuous in general society or at parties, dinners, or popular gatherings.
New York: 1860.

113 Porter, James 1808-1888
The operative’s friend and defence, or hints to young ladies who are dependent on their own exertions.
Boston: 1850.

114 Rayne, Martha Louise
Gems of deportment and hints of etiquette: the ceremonials of good society, including valuable moral, mental, and physical knowledge, original and compiled from the best authorities, with suggestions on all matters pertaining to the social code: a manual of instruction for the home.
Detroit: 1881.

115 Reed, Samuel Burrage
House-plans for everybody for village and country residences, costing from $250 to $8000, including full descriptions and estimates in detail of materials, labor, and cost, with many practical suggestions and 175 illustrations. 2nd ed.
New York: 1878.

116 Ruth, John A
Decorum: a practical treatise on etiquette and dress of the best American society.
Chicago: 1877.

117 Sherwood, Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) 1830-1903
Manners & social usages.
New York: 1884.

118 Social life.
New York: 1889.

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119 Longstreet, Abby Buchanan
Social etiquette of New York. New and enlarged edition.
New York: 1881.

120 Longstreet, Abby Buchanan
Social etiquette of New York.
New York: 1888.

121 Sprague, William Buell 1795-1876
Letters on practical subjects to a daughter. 11th American ed.
New York: n.d.

122 Taylor, Isaac 1787-1865
Home education. 2nd ed.
New York: 1838.

123 Thayer, William Makepeace 1820-1898
Life at the fireside.
Boston: 1860.

124 Thornwell, Emily
The lady’s guide to perfect gentility in manners, dress, and conversation, in the family, in company, at the piano forte, the table in the street, and in gentlemen’s society; also a useful instructor in letter writing, toilet preparations, fancy needlework, millinery, dressmaking, care of wardrobe, the hair, teeth, hands, lips, complexion, etc.
New York: 1856.

125 Waiting at table. a practical guide by a member of the aristocracy.
London and New York: 1894.

126 Washington, George 1732-1799
George Washington’s rules of civility and decent behaviour in company and conversation: 110 don’ts, edited with an introduction and conclusion by John Allen Murray.
New York: 1942.

127 Weaver, George Sumner 1818-1908
Hopes and helps for the young of both sexes, relating to the formation of character, choice of avocation, health, amusement, music, conversation, cultivation of intellect, moral sentiment, social affection, courtship, and marriage.
New York, Boston: 1857.

128 Wells, Kate Gannett 1838-1911
About people.
Boston: 1885.

129 Wells, Richard A
Manners, culture and dress of the best American society.
Springfield: 1891.

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130 Wheeler, Gervase
Rural homes, or sketches of houses suited to American country life with original plans, designs, etc.
Auburn: 1853.

131 White, Annie Randall
Polite society at home and abroad: a complete compendium of nformation upon all topics classified under the head of etiquette.
Chicago: 1891.

132 White, Lydia E
Success in society.
Boston: 1889.

133 Wise, Daniel 1813-1898
The young man’s counsellor, or sketches and illustrations of the duties and dangers of young men, designed to be a guide to success in this life and to happiness in the life which is to come.
New York: 1853.

134 Wright, Julia McNair 1840-1903
The complete home: an encyclopaedia of domestic life and affairs.
Philadelphia: 1879.

135 Youmans, Edward Livingston 1821-1887
The hand-book of household science: a popular account of heat, light, air, aliment, and cleansing, in their scientific principles and domestic applications.
New York: 1857.

136 Young, John H
Our deportment, or the manners, conduct and dress of the most refined society.
Springfield: 1882.

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137 The young lady’s own book: a manual of intellectual improvement and moral deportment.
Philadelphia: 1836.


138 The young lady’s Sunday book.
Philadelphia: 1836.

139 The young lady’s book of elegant poetry, comprising selections from the works of British and American poets.
Philadelphia: 1836.

140 The young lady’s book of elegant prose, comprising selections from the works of British and American authors.
Philadelphia: 1836.

141 The young lady’s book of classical letters, consisting of epistolary selections, designed to improve young ladies and gentlemen in the art of letter-writing and in those principles which are necessary for respectability and success in life.
Philadelphia: 1836.

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