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THE LETTER ON THE DESK

size, although no suspicion of haste must show in the wording.

The Typed LetterUnder no consideration is a type-written letter permissible in social usage.

A business letter, however, may be typed and bears the subscription of name and address thus:

 Mrs. C. F. Fowler
 288 Madison Avenue
 New York

 Dear Madam:

Such a letter closes with Yours very truly, and is signed, not typed, with the signature of the sender, or the name of the business firm.

SignaturesMany married women use their title incorrectly. A woman does not use initials, or the superscription Mrs. in social correspondence; she signs herself:

Dorothy Hudson Black

If the letter is of a business nature, or the person to whom she writes may not know her

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