The Complete Servant

The Complete Servant

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by 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…  See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781870962094
Publisher:
Equinox Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Southover Press Historic Cookery And Housekeeping Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.57(d)

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The Complete Servant 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gsb2001 More than 1 year ago
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.