How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)

A Complete Guide to Correct Business and Personal Correspondence

Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,690 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Categories: AG, HF
Downloads: 11,287
Added to site: 2007.08.03
mnybks.net#: 17815
Origin: gutenberg.org
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F A LETTER

The mechanical construction of a letter, whether social, friendly, or business, falls into six or seven parts. This arrangement has become established by the best custom. The divisions are as follows:

1. Heading 2. Inside address (Always used in business letters but omitted in social and friendly letters) 3. Salutation 4. Body 5. Complimentary close 6. Signature 7. Superscription

1. THE HEADING

The heading of a letter contains the street address, city, state, and the date. The examples below will illustrate:

2018 Calumet Street or 1429 Eighth Avenue Chicago, Ill. New York, N.Y. May 12, 1921 March 8, 1922

[Illustration: In the business letterhead appear the name of the firm, its address, and the kind of business engaged in]

When the heading is typewritten or written by hand, it is placed at the top of the first letter sheet close to the right-hand margin. It should begin about in the center, that is, it should extend no farther to the left than the ce

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