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Picturing a World

Mistress, Mrs., Miss

Website tip: Writers of historical fiction sometimes have to fudge past usages and customs to make them comprehensible to modern readers (Jeanette would no doubt always have called Amy Miss Richardson, but I decided to put them on first-name basis to communicate the level of their friendship). Nevertheless, we need to know what to fudge. To learn about the evolution of Mrs. and Miss from Mistress and what it all implies, click here.
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