Object: Matrimony: The Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier

Object: Matrimony: The Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier

by Chris Enss

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762773992
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Series: Footprint Dream Trip Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 691,246
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chris Enss is an award-winning screen writer who has written for television, short subject films, live performances, and for the movies, and is the author or co-author of more than twenty books. She lives in Grass Valley, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Foreword vii

Introduction x

A Wife Wanted 1

Annie Gayle & Horace Knapp 2

The Matrimonial News 7

An Unlikely Match 18

Left at the Station 21

Destined for Disappointment 24

The Busy Bee Club 30

Marriage & Money 35

Annie Stephens & Asa Mercer 41

Making Matrimony Pay 48

The Bride & the Hoarder 55

Matrimonial News Features 58

The Murderous Mail-Order Bride 63

The New Plan Company Catalog for Matrimony 67

Without Any Courting 78

"I Do" for a Price 83

Edith Collins & William Moore 88

The Business of Marriage 95

Buying for the Bride 103

The Shifty Matrimonial Agent 108

Hannah Gould 114

Want-Ad Brides 119

Runaway Brides 125

Fred Harvey 132

Happily Ever After 137

Afterword 142

Bibliography 146

Index 150

About the Author 154

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