Roberts' Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff

Author(s): Robert Roberts
Original Publish Date: May 13, 2014
Product Number: EB00751130
Released: Jan 18, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781629141275
Publisher: Skyhorse
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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.

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