After reading the preface to Clarissa, I was intrigued by Richardson's own discussion of epistolary writing describing the letters that follow to contain both "critical situations" and "instantaneous descriptions and reflections." In the preceding images, a book titled The Accomplished Housewife, or The Gentlewoman's Companion from 1745 has a brief poem discussing the purposes of epistolary writing as a means of instruction. The rest of the manual is also relevant in researching the expectations of the time period. These images were found on ECCO. They seem to illuminate the purposes of letters, for and by women at that time.