"It is generally understood that women leave their husband's cards.
The custom is for a married woman calling formally on another married
woman to leave one of her own and two of her husband's cards, one of
his being for the hostess, the other for her husband...."
"As a rule, it is impossible to do more than make a single call a year
on acquaintances in large cities, and this is supposed to be sufficient..."
"Occasions when other calls are obligatory. After a wedding breakfast, a
luncheon, a dinner, a card party, or any evening entertainment to which one
has been invited, a call should be made after the event whether one has
accepted or not...."
"When an invitation to a church wedding, or a marriage announcement, is
received, it is necessary to send cards to those in whose name it was issued
and to the newly married pair..."
"In large cities it is usual to leave cards when attending an
"It is bad form to write "regrets" or "accepts" on a card. A note of reply
must be written in acknowledgement of an invitation..."
"It is unreasonable to fancy that one's acquaintance is not desired
because a call has not been returned promptly. There are many reasons
for delayed calls. Illness in the family, absence from town, many
occupations, may prevent the best-intentioned persons from making calls...."
"If an acquaintance calls after a long delay it is a duty to welcome
her cordially... to hasten to accept any explanation she may offer and
not to allude to it again...."