Barkham Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889
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Barkham Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

By Barkham Burroughs
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  • BARKHAM BURROUGHS' ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ASTOUNDING FACTS AND USEFUL INFORMATION 1889
  • For Melba Conner
  • How Poor Boys Become Successful Men.
  • The Art of Penmanship
    • How to Become a Handsome Writer.
      • MATERIALS USED IN WRITING.
      • PENS.
      • INK.
      • PAPER.
      • STUDY WITH PRACTICE.
    • MATERIALS USED IN WRITING.
    • PENS.
    • INK.
    • PAPER.
    • STUDY WITH PRACTICE.
    • POSITION of the BODY.
      • SHADING.
      • UNIFORMITY.
      • SLANT OF WRITING.
    • SHADING.
    • UNIFORMITY.
    • SLANT OF WRITING.
    • POSITION of the BODY WHILE STANDING
      • LEGIBILITY.
      • FINISH.
    • LEGIBILITY.
    • FINISH.
  • POSITION OF THE HAND AND PEN
    • RAPIDITY.
      • BEAUTY.
    • BEAUTY.
    • MOVEMENT.
      • MOVEMENT EXERCISES.
    • MOVEMENT EXERCISES.
    • PRINCIPLES IN WRITING.
      • FIGURES.
    • FIGURES.
    • COPIES FOR PRACTICE
  • ORNAMENTAL PENMANSHIP
  • HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS LETTER
    • THE STRUCTURE OF A BUSINESS LETTER.
    • PAPER AND ENVELOPE.
    • THE HEADING.
    • MARGIN.
    • ADDRESS.
    • BODY OF THE LETTER.
    • COMPLIMENTARY CLOSING AND SIGNATURE.
    • ADDRESSING THE ENVELOPE.
    • FOLDING A LETTER.
    • THE LITERATURE OF A LETTER.
    • ARRANGEMENT OF ITEMS.
    • BREVITY.
    • STYLE.
    • ORDERING GOODS.
    • SENDING MONEY BY LETTER.
    • INSTRUCTIONS.
    • A DUNNING LETTER.
    • LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION.
      • Form of a Letter Ordering Goods.
      • Ordering Goods and Enclosing Price.
      • Desiring to Open an Account.
      • Letter of Credit.
      • Inclosing an Invoice.
      • Letter of Introduction.
      • Inclosing Remittance.
      • Inclosing Draft for Acceptance.
      • Inclosing a Statement of Account.
      • A Dunning Letter.
      • An Application for a Situation in Business.
      • Asking Permission to Refer to a Person.
      • Inquiring as to Business Prospects.
      • Letter of Recommendation.
      • Notice of Dissolution of a Partnership.
      • Recommending a Successor in Business.
    • Form of a Letter Ordering Goods.
    • Ordering Goods and Enclosing Price.
    • Desiring to Open an Account.
    • Letter of Credit.
    • Inclosing an Invoice.
    • Letter of Introduction.
    • Inclosing Remittance.
    • Inclosing Draft for Acceptance.
    • Inclosing a Statement of Account.
    • A Dunning Letter.
    • An Application for a Situation in Business.
    • Asking Permission to Refer to a Person.
    • Inquiring as to Business Prospects.
    • Letter of Recommendation.
    • Notice of Dissolution of a Partnership.
    • Recommending a Successor in Business.
  • ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS IN BUSINESS
    • HONESTY.
    • INDUSTRY.
    • MEMORY.
    • PROMPTNESS.
    • EXECUTIVE ABILITY.
    • PERSEVERANCE.
    • CIVILITY.
    • INTEGRITY.
    • ECONOMY.
    • GETTING A SITUATION.
  • DETECTING COUNTERFEIT MONEY
    • DEVICES AND FRAUDS.
    • COUNTERFEIT AND GENUINE WORK.
    • LATHE WORK.
    • GEOMETRICAL LATHE.
    • RULING ENGINE WORK.
    • VIGNETTES.
    • SOLID PRINT.
    • BANK-NOTE PAPER.
    • COUNTERFEIT SIGNATURES.
    • ALTERED BANK-NOTES.
    • COMPARING AND EXAMINING NOTES.
    • PIECING, ETC.
  • HOW TO ADVERTISE
    • EMBRACING RULES, SUGGESTIONS, AND PRACTICAL HINTS ON THIS IMPORTANT SUBJECT.
    • NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING.
    • CIRCULARS.
    • CHARTS, CALENDARS, ETC.
    • LETTERS.
    • DRUMMERS AND AGENTS.
    • HOW TO WRITE AN ADVERTISEMENT.
  • HOW TO BE HANDSOME
    • SOME OF THE SECRETS OF BEAUTY.
    • HIGH-HEELED BOOTS.
    • HOW TO APPEAR GRACEFUL IN WALKING.
  • MULTUM IN PARVO
    • HISTORY OF THE BIBLES OF THE WORLD.
    • PRECIOUS STONES.
      • ARRANGED ACCORDING TO COLOR AND IN ORDER OF HARDINESS.
    • ARRANGED ACCORDING TO COLOR AND IN ORDER OF HARDINESS.
    • HOW TO MEASURE CORN IN THE CRIB.
    • HOME DRESSMAKING.
    • A WOMAN'S SKIRTS.
    • TO MAKE THE SLEEVES.
    • DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA.
    • HOW TO MAKE ARTIFICIAL GOLD.
    • HOW TO TELL ANY PERSON'S AGE.
    • WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE COSTS.
    • BUSINESS LAW.
    • ITEMS WORTH REMEMBERING.
    • REMARKABLE CALCULATIONS REGARDING THE SUN.
    • HOW TO DISTINGUISH GOOD MEAT FROM BAD MEAT.
    • RAILROADS IN FINLAND.
    • COMPARATIVE SIZE OF THE ARK AND THE GREAT EASTERN.
    • FINGER NAILS AS AN INDICATION OF CHARACTER.
    • DANGERS OF CELLULOID.
    • ODD FACTS ABOUT SHOES.
    • TABLE SHOWING THE AVERAGE VELOCITIES OF VARIOUS BODIES.
    • QUANTITY OF OIL REQUIRED FOR DIFFERENT COLORS.
    • PAINTING.
    • RAPID PROCESS OF MARKING GOODS AT ANY DESIRED PER CENT. PROFIT.
    • THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.
    • HEAT AND COLD.
    • QUANTITY OF SEED TO AN ACRE.
    • SOLUBLE GLASS FOR FLOORS.
    • DURABILITY OF A HORSE.
    • COMPARATIVE COST OF FREIGHT BY WATER AND RAIL.
    • HINTS TO YOUNG HOUSEWIVES.
    • SUPERSTITIONS REGARDING BABIES.
    • SECRET ART OF CATCHING FISH.
    • TO CATCH FISH.
    • CERTAIN CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS.
    • LADIES' STAMPING POWDER.
    • SALARIES OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICERS, PER ANNUM.
    • CHRONOLOGY OF IMPORTANT EVENTS.
    • INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OUR BODIES.
    • RULES FOR SPELLING.
    • THE USE OF CAPITALS.
    • TWENTY CHOICE COURSE DINNER MENUS.
    • TERMS USED IN MEDICINE.
    • RULES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH.
  • HOUSEHOLD RECIPES
    • MISCELLANEOUS.
  • HOW TO DESTROY HOUSEHOLD PESTS
  • ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES
    • And How to Meet Them
  • THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN
  • LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
  • MASTERPIECES OF ELOQUENCE
    • AT HIS BROTHER'S GRAVE.
    • AT THE GRAVE OF A CHILD.
  • SUNDRY BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST.
  • PHYSICIANS' DIGESTION TABLE
    • SHOWING THE TIME REQUIRED FOR THE DIGESTION OF THE ORDINARY ARTICLES OF FOOD.
  • THEMES FOR DEBATE.
    • THEMES FOR DEBATE.
  • COOKERY RECIPES
    • HOW TO COOK FISH OF DIFFERENT KINDS
    • HOW TO CHOOSE AND COOK GAME
    • HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAMS WATER-ICE AND JELLIES
    • HOW TO SELECT AND COOK MEATS
    • HOW TO MAKE PIES OF VARIOUS KINDS
    • HOW TO MAKE PRESERVES OF VARIOUS KINDS
    • HOW TO BOIL, BAKE AND STEAM PUDDINGS
    • HOW TO PUT UP PICKLES AND MAKE CATSUPS
    • HOW TO ROAST, BOIL, OR BROIL POULTRY
    • SAUCES FOR MEATS, FISH, ETC.
    • HOW TO MAKE SOUPS AND BROTHS
    • HOW TO COOK VEGETABLES
  • HOW TO CALCULATE.
    • PRACTICAL RULES, SHORT METHODS, AND PROBLEMS USED IN BUSINESS COMPUTATIONS.
    • ADDITION.
    • SHORT METHODS OF MULTIPLICATION.
    • FRACTIONS.
      • TO REDUCE A FRACTION TO ITS SIMPLEST FORM.
      • TO ADD FRACTIONS.
      • TO SUBTRACT FRACTIONS.
      • TO MULTIPLY FRACTIONS.
      • TO DIVIDE FRACTIONS.
      • TO MULTIPLY MIXED NUMBERS.
      • TO CHANGE COMMON FRACTIONS TO DECIMALS.
    • TO REDUCE A FRACTION TO ITS SIMPLEST FORM.
    • TO ADD FRACTIONS.
    • TO SUBTRACT FRACTIONS.
    • TO MULTIPLY FRACTIONS.
    • TO DIVIDE FRACTIONS.
    • TO MULTIPLY MIXED NUMBERS.
    • TO CHANGE COMMON FRACTIONS TO DECIMALS.
  • TWENTY THOUSAND THINGS WORTH KNOWING.
    • RELATIVE HARDNESS OF WOODS.
    • SUSTAINING POWER OF ICE.
    • THE EXPANSIVE POWER OF WATER.
    • BLUNDERS AND ABSURDITIES IN ART.
    • A STOPPAGE OF THE FALLS OF NIAGARA.
    • WONDERS OF MINUTE WORKMANSHIP.
    • CURIOUS DISSECTION OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS.
      • OLD TESTAMENT.
      • NEW TESTAMENT.
    • OLD TESTAMENT.
    • NEW TESTAMENT.
    • REMARKABLE INSCRIPTION.
    • CURIOUS CALCULATIONS.
      • CONSUMPTION OF AIR IN ACTIVITY AND REPOSE.
      • THE VALUE OF LABOR.
      • INTEREST OF MONEY.
    • CONSUMPTION OF AIR IN ACTIVITY AND REPOSE.
    • THE VALUE OF LABOR.
    • INTEREST OF MONEY.
    • WONDERS OF SCIENCE.
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