The Complete Servantby Samuel Adams, Sarah Adams
First published 1825. A fascinating source of social history and a guide to backstairs living in both large and modest houses of the late Georgian era. Advice to employers and their servants from an ex-butler and an ex-housekeeper, dealing not only with the kitchen but also with the house, stables and garden, and with an unusual section on menservants' duties over a period when little is known about them. 30 categories of servants' duties are discussed, and also the duties of employers toward them; these last are surprisingly humane and tolerant. Introduction by Pamela Horn.
- Equinox Publishing
- Publication date:
- Southover Press Historic Cookery And Housekeeping Series
- Product dimensions:
- 7.42(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.57(d)
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I found it soooo interesting to read this first hand comments and advises for servants in the late eighteenths and early nineteenths century. Some of them sound really up-to-date, like those on child care. Overall, you will find a really detailed and firsthand look on the life and duties of servants in the Georgian England. I enjoyed it very much reading this book.