[Paterson]: Silk City Press Print, [ca. 1893]. First edition. Original pictorial orange wrappers, 7.88 x 5.38 inches, 16 pages, wire stitched. Illus. A trifle soiled; some slight bend to the spine; a nearly fine copy. Item #18933
Facilitating upward mobility from blue collar to white, an attractive prospectus for a business school meant to elevate your children into office work; Oakley offers not only shorthand instruction, but telegraphy, bookkeeping, and typewriting lessons—with special attention in the latter given to “Author’s M.S.S., Business Circulars, Commercial Documents, Dramatic Work, Envelope Addressing.” With press testimonials and personal testimonials dated 1893, as well as a list of students (with addresses) drawn largely from Paterson and Passaic. Includes a mnemonic portrait of Pitman shorthand. Not found on OCLC.