This books can do—nor this alone: they give
New views to life, and teach us how to live;
They soothe the grieved, the stubborn they chastise;
Fools they admonish, and confirm the wise.
Their aid they yield to all: they never shun
The man of sorrow, nor the wretch undone;
Unlike the hard, the selfish, and the proud,
They fly not sullen from the suppliant crowd;
Nor tell to various people various things,
But show to subjects, what they show to kings.
The books and publications listed in the annotated bibilography are separated into two categories: those dealing specifically with letter writing, and those that concern grammar and usage.
Under each listing, a brief description is given of the entry. Asterisks indicate books I consider to be especially helpful additions to any professional's reference shelf.
Allen, Derek. Addressing Overseas Business Letters. London: W. Foulsham, 1992.
An inexpensive and handy little book on how to address letters using various countries' traditional formats and greetings.
Buckley, Earle A. Let's Write Better Letters, Vol. 1, Nos. 1–24. Philadelphia: Earle A. Buckley, 1961–1963.