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Roberts' Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff

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Originally published in 1827, Roberts Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff was a handbook for servants to perform their duties more efficiently and thoughtfully. Roberts gives a plethora of information about household duties of a butler like:

• How to dress suitably for work

• Regulations for the dinner table

• Directions for cleaning tea trays

• Giving Britannia metal a brilliant polish

• Preserving fruits for the year

• Addressing and behaving properly around your employer

• And many more insights

Roberts provides information on how to make the best-tasting lemonade; preserving good wine for years; not passing judgments on the other servants; never letting your master ring the bell for you twice; cleaning dirty tables with a mix of milk, turpentine, and sweet oil; rubbing off rust with salad oil and lime; and other useful tidbits for the curious butler. This is a fascinating look behind the scenes of household help and will delight any nineteenth century enthusiast.

About the Author

Robert Roberts: Robert Roberts (1780–1860) was the author of The House Servants Directory: A Monitor for Private Families, which was the first commercially published book written by an African American in the United States. In 1825 he became the butler for Christopher Gore, a governor and senator from Massachusetts, and remained in the position until Gores death in 1827.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781628737592
Author:
Roberts, Robert
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Table Setting
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
Home and Garden » Household » Household Management
Reference » Etiquette
Reference » General

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