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Image from page 47 of "Mrs. Seely's cook book; a manual of French and American cookery, with chapters on domestic servants, their rights and duties and many other details of household management" (1902)

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Title: Mrs. Seely's cook book; a manual of French and American cookery, with chapters on domestic servants, their rights and duties and many other details of household management

Year: 1902 (1900s)

Authors: Seely, Lida, 1854-1928

Subjects: Cookery, American Domestics cbk

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Co.

Contributing Library: Boston Public Library

Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library

  

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BIGHTS AND DUTIES OF SERVANTS 17 To wash up breakfast things; help butler clean small silver;answer door-bell. To see (in winter) that all fires in parlorand dining rooms are kept brightly burning. In some housesto attend to the cleaning and pressing of gentlemens clothing,especially when visitors have come without their valets. Tokeep the pantry clean; to break ice for cooling wines; insummer to see that the door and window awnings are up ordown as occasion requires ; to answer the telephone; to washup all lunch and dinner dishes, etc., to assist at serving lunchand dinner. The Duties of Fourth or Useful Man He carries all coal and wood to kitchen and laundry and toboxes on each floor, and keeps them full. He carries downashes, carries up and down all trunks and baggage, opens allexpress and freight packages, keeps basement hall, trunk-room,cellar, and court in order. He washes garbage cans, washes allwindows, cleans brasses of the house, sweeps walk, piazza andvestibules. Washes ste

  

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