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Our Friends, the Servants

We've all heard about "the servant problem!" Here's a look at servants and service from upstairs and downstairs!

Ascension [Graduation] Day at St. John's Servants School, by Anne Beale (GOP 1889)
"It is pretty to see the little regiment of domestic soldiers perform all the evolutions of Swedish drill, and if their industrial training be equal to their physical, they will make very good servants indeed."
The Duties of Servants, by S.F.A. Caulfield (GOP 1881)
How to Secure a Situation, by Nora C. Usher (GOP 1892)
How to Keep a Situation, by Nora C. Usher (GOP 1893)
How to Wait at Table (GOP 1887)
The Law of Mistress and Servant, by a Solicitor (GOP 1886)
The legal obligations between master (or mistress) and domestic servants.
On Emigrating as Domestic Servants to New Zealand (GOP 1885)
Our Friends the Servants, by Emma Brewer (GOP 1893)
Servants and Service, by Ruth Lamb (GOP 1883, 1885)
A Servant's Wedding Outfit, by Maude Robinson (GOP 1891)
The cost of putting together a complete trousseau for a servant.
Wages of Domestic Servants, by Emma Brewer (GOP 1901)
A Young Servant's Outfit, and What to Buy for It (GOP 1896)
Include a complete breakdown of costs.

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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