Who is Miss Abigail?

Abigail Grotke
Silver Spring, MD
email: missabigail at missabigail dot com
twitter: @DearMissAbigail

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Miss Abigail has a collection of over 1,000 classic advice books, spanning from 1822 to 1978 and covering a variety of topics, from love and romance to etiquette and charm. The collection sparked the idea for this site, then a book, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which has inspired an Off-Broadway production of the same name!


Archive for October, 2007

Bad, Bad Blogger!

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

I’ve been back from Norway for some time now, but you’d never know it by this blog. Oh well, life just gets in the way of the Internet sometimes.

Just before traveling I picked up some new books at The Book Thing in Baltimore, I’m in the process of adding them to my LibraryThing catalog. Will let you know when those are up. I also was given a fabulous little pamphlet called “Are you in the know? about etiquette, dating, grooming, fashions, this ‘n’ that,” by the makers of Kotex. I need to scan some of that in, it’s just too good not to share.

Promises, promises!

Hello from Norway

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I’m in Norway this week, of all places, for work! I’m currently in Mo I Rana, just south of the Arctic Circle, after a few days in Oslo. There’s a branch of the National Library of Norway here, and the steering committee of the International Internet Preservation Consortium is meeting here, and I’m involved in all of that. But more importanly, I ate reindeer meat!

Sorry, Rudolf. It was quite tasty.