Major Abbott, a well-to-do old bachelor, while endeavoring to sew on a button one day, was chided by his nephew, a prosperous young chap of twenty, for not having a wife to attend to such ... See full summary »

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Wadsworth Harris ...
Maj. Abbott - an Old Bachelor
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The Old Bachelor's Nephew
Margery Bonney Erskine ...
A Maiden Lady (as Mrs. Wallace Erskine)
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The Maiden Lady's Niece (as Elsie McLeod)
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Major Abbott, a well-to-do old bachelor, while endeavoring to sew on a button one day, was chided by his nephew, a prosperous young chap of twenty, for not having a wife to attend to such matters and otherwise adding to the comforts of a home. His words appeal strongly to the major who, being rather tired of single life, resolves mentally to take unto himself a wife, but where, oh where can he find his ideal? An idea strikes him and without apprising the young man of his intention, he inserts a "personal" in the morning Gazette to some agreeable home-loving woman wishing to marry. The next day he receives a response from a most charming and estimable spinster whose niece, by the way, happens to be the sweetheart of the major's young nephew. After some confidential correspondence, a meeting is arranged, but never having seen each other they agree to wear a white rose as a mark of identification. The precautions and mysterious manner in which they carry on their correspondence arouses ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 August 1911 (USA)  »

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