Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Nineteenth Century Version of eHarmony

From the Matrimony section, New York Herald, Sept. 25, 1863:

A YOUNG OFFICER, OF MODEST WORTH AND THE highest respectability, is desirous of opening a correspondence with a young lady of amiable disposition, cultivated mind and agreeable manners, with a view to matrimony. Address with sincerity and confidence, enclosing carte de visite, which will be returned if desired. Harry Walters, U.S.N., United States iron-clad Sangamon, Fortress Monroe, Va.

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