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A thank-you letter from guest to host. For example, Mother always had to remind the children to send Grandma a bread-and-butter note. [ c. 1900 ]
Historical Examples

Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
The Secret of a Happy Home (1896) Marion Harland


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