Stream-lined, without sacrifice of standards- a good job and a useful one. Times have changed; new techniques indicate a more concise, direct, and informal style. This handbook is based on ten years study and analysis of ideas that worked. There's more than just a desk book specialty angle, for there's good reading matter on famous letter writers, on etiquette of when and why to write- as well as how; on personality in letter writing; on being well groomed as well as well mannered in your letters. The main body of the text follows the routine outline, with perhaps more on the choice of paper, on spelling, grammar, punctuation, construction than in some of the old handbooks. The material is divided into various classifications:- social, personal, business, club, children's letters. Excellent- both in form and content. And all conceivable questions find their answers. No chance to evaluate the index- but on the basis of balance of text, it will be adequate.