Roberts' Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff

Roberts' Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff

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ISBN10: 162873759X ISBN13: 9781628737592 Publisher: Skyhorse Pub Co Inc Published: May 13 2014 Pages: 180 Weight: 0.42lbs. Height: 7.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

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.
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