Who is Miss Abigail?

Abigail Grotke
Silver Spring, MD
email: missabigail at missabigail dot com
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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 March, 2017

Wearing the Mask of Pretense, 1941

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Here’s a good quote regarding “wearing the mask of pretense” from Lillian Eichler’s 1941 The New Book of Etiquette. I thought it might come in handy right now!

Affirming a Fact (1891)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Some advice from Richard A. Wells, Manners, Culture and Dress, 1891, on affirming facts.