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The Butler's Guide to Household Management and Proper Behaviour free pdf Are you performing your household duties efficiently and cheerfully? If not, fear not! Robert Roberts' carefully observed collection of tips and advice will turn you into a model of domestic perfection.Learn how to restore carpets to their first bloom- how best to clean shoes and boots- the ideal technique to remove flies from a room- a trick to take ink spots out of mahogany and how to make liquid currant jam of the first quality.Full of humour and wit, this 1827 handbook also offers a fascinating insight into the social milieu of a bygone age. One of the first commercially written books by an African-American published in the US, this manual remains as informative as it is useful and entertaining.

About Robert Roberts

Robert Roberts (1780-1860) was the author of The House Servant's Directory: A Monitor for Private Families (republished by Hesperus as The Butler's Guide to Household Management and Proper Behaviour). In 1825 he became the butler for Christopher Gore, Governor and Senator from Massachusetts, and remained in the position until Gore's death in 1827. Roberts married Dorothy Hall in 1805. They had no children, and Dorothy died of tuberculosis in 1813. Later that year he married Sarah Easton. They had twelve children. He became known in Boston as an abolitionist and for his efforts to secure equal school rights.

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Author : Robert Roberts
Publisher : Hesperus Press Ltd
Data Published : 30 October 2015
ISBN : 1843915987
EAN : 9781843915980
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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