Collage of a catalogue and a book

Letter writing required specific skills and knowledge of certain rules. Short manuals were available to help letter writers who lacked inspiration. The Universal Letter Writer by Reverend T. Cooke was published in 1853 and is similar to those sold in the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue, 1897.

Photo: Harry Foster, Canadian Postal Museum
Courtesy of Sears Roebuck and Co. Sears Archives U.S.A., Chantilly, Virginia

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