Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage by Emily Post, New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls Co, 1922/37.

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The perfect secretary should forget that she is a human being and be the most completely efficient aid at all times and on all subjects.  Her object is to coordinate with her employer’s endeavour, and not make any intrusions, which would be much more likely to affect him as hurdles than as helps.

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