Lessons on Manners for School and Home Use by Edith E. Wiggin

Lessons on Manners for School and Home Use by Edith E. Wiggin

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Lessons on Manners for School and Home Use is a detailed guidebook on proper behavior for children to follow at school, in the home, and in public places. It contains 12 lessons designed as suggestions for teachers. Each contains a short summary of popular principles from the 1880s that can be written on the blackboard. A school label in front of the book indicates this book was used in Detroit, MI.
Author and educator Edith E. Wiggin was born in New York in 1846. Her celebrated book Lessons on Manners for School and Home Use was originally published in 1884 and is still in print. Wiggin also published “Vacation Song” in the Journal of Education, Vol. 49, Issue 24, (June 1, 1899).
Lee & Shepard was a leading publishing and bookselling firm in Boston, Massachusetts, established by William Lee (1826-1906) and Charles Augustus Billings Shepard (1829-1889). Lee & Shepard bought the Boston-based Lothrop Publishing Company in August 1904 and renamed it Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. This firm was eventually acquired by William Morrow and Company, which was subsequently acquired by HarperCollins in 1999. Lothrop shut down its children's division soon after the acquisition. Lothrop continues to be an imprint of HarperCollins.
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instructional materials
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United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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overall: 6 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 17.145 cm x 11.43 cm x 1.27 cm
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Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
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