"The Age" 25 October 1901
"Marriages celebrated by ordained clergymen, with due solemnity, in strictest privacy, at Holt's Matrimonial Agency, 448 Queen Street, Melbourne, opposite the old cemetery, or elsewhere, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Saturdays included. (No notice required).
Fee ten shillings and sixpence; or marriage, with guaranteed gold wedding ring and necessary witnesses provided, £1 one shilling P.S. - No other charges whatsoever. All sizes, more costly wedding rings kept in stock if required."
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"Ladies, gentlemen, every station in life, contemplating matrimony, immediately consult proprietors of Holt's New Matrimonial Chambers, 448 Queen Street Melbourne, opposite the Old Cemetery, specially erected by the proprietors for introductions, costing £4,000. (Established 1886).
Introductions privately arranged between elligible partners, either sex, with view to matrimony. Only letter containing stamp for reply answered. All communications treated confidentially, and managed solely by the proprietors, thereby ensuring strictest privacy. Holt's "Matrimonial Gazette" containing particulars of a number of our available clients, modus operandi, etc., forwarded to any address, in plain envelope, upon receipt of a twopenny stamp."