Here is a two-page article on the etiquette of New Year’s Calls. It was the Victorian era and the rules for social etiquette were much different than they are today. I first planned only to scan the decorative illustration from the first page but I thought some of you may enjoy reading (or working with) the article as well. The pages are from Gaskell’s Compendium of Forms Educational Social Legal and Commercial by Prof. G. A. Gaskell, 1880. Here is a black and white clip art version of the illustration from the first page. Click on images to enlarge.
Thank you for posting the entire article! I think I was born in the wrong time period, at least that’s what my husband says. Oh, what we miss out on these days.
shari harniss says
I enjoyed reading the article in your post. I do like history!
Thank you, and another thank you for the black and white versions you do. Happy New Year
Sharon Fraser says
What a delightful glimpse into times gone by! I’m so pleased to read the entire article. Your blog is pure treasure.
What a delightful read- how times have changed – although some of the grace and politeness of that era might be welcome today.
Julie J says
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I love reading your comments and now am glad I posted the entire article! 🙂
Beth, I love a lot of things about those days but there are some things I wouldn’t trade to go back.
Shari, I like (this kind of) history as well. 🙂
Angela, you’re welcome for the black and white version. Happy New Year to you as well!
Sharon, I’m delighted to know that you are enjoying my blog!
Christina, I agree that some of the grace and politeness of that era would be welcome today. All the best to you in 2015!