Roberts' Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff
by Robert Roberts


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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More About Roberts' Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff by Robert Roberts
 
 
 
Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781628737592
  • ISBN-10: 162873759X
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 180
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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