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Evening, or, The man of feeling

Three men sit by a supper-table, a grandfather-clock behind them points to XI. The man on the left is having his jack-boots pulled off by a small boy; the boy stands astride his right leg pulling hard, his back to the man, who is scowling and pushes his...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Jun 2021

The Unseen and Unnoticed Servants in the Background of Jane Austen’s Novels & Life

Inquiring Readers: Servants and the working class are ever present as background characters in Jane Austen’s novels. Readers in her time were well aware of their important duties in all levels of Regency households. They were essential in the running...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Jun 2021

Durhm Saugur, Comilla

A Bangladeshi hunting scene showing three riders, one a woman riding side-saddle, following a pack of hounds; Indian servants and an English family in the foreground.   Title: Durhm Saugur, Comilla [graphic]. Publication: [Comilla, Bangladesh?]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Apr 2021

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Parents and Masters may depend upon being as well used by sending their Children and Servants, as if present themselves.” Edward Emerson took to the pages of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2021

Beard Sculpting in the 19th Century.

Over the course of the past four or five years or so, one of the biggest growth areas in the personal grooming industry has been in products for cleaning, styling, or beautifying the beard. A whole host of options are now available, including beard oils,...
From: DrAlun on 18 Mar 2020

What Rights did the Wife of an Indentured Servant have upon his Death?

18C Flour Mill Powered by water... January 7, 1796, from Pearce stating that Davenport, a miller whom George Washington had brought from Pennsylvania, was dead. He had already received six hundred pounds of pork & more wages than were due him as advances...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Mar 2020

The British American Colonies - Evoving from a Territory to a Hub of Commerce

Trafique, Commerce, and Trade are those great wheels that by their circular and continued motion turn into most Kingdoms of the Earth the plenty of abundant Riches that they are commonly fed withall: For Trafique in his right description is the very soul...
From: 17th-century American Women on 15 Jun 2017

London Renaissance Seminar: The Violent Household

Friday 24 May 2-5.30pm /2-7.30pm, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck1.30-2 Coffee2.00 Iman Sheeha ‘“My master’s kindness pleads to me for life”: servants in the violent household’2.25 Emma Whipday, ‘Deadly domesticity: violent...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 24 May 2019

Melancholy loss of the medal

“A magistrate sits behind his table listening intently to the angry harangue of a naval officer (right) who faces the accused (left), demure-looking, plainly-dressed woman, wearing a checked apron tucked round her waist, but evidently a prostitute....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Apr 2019

Black eyed lovers

“Satire on servants; a scene in a pantry with a liveried servant retreating in horror from a stout woman, probably a cook; he holds his hand to his face which sports two black eyes and she, scowling in fury, extends her right fist.”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Feb 2019

The Servants of the Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire: the stables, grooms, valets, butlers and housekeepers

In a previous blog, we looked at a few of the staff and servants mentioned in a great new resource from the Chatsworth House archives which has been released online. It documents those who have worked for the family over the years, both at Chatsworth...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Jan 2019

The Servants of the Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire: maids, governesses and kitchen staff

A wonderful new resource from the Chatsworth House archives has been released online, looking at the staff and servants who have worked for the family, both at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, Devonshire House in London and elsewhere. It sheds light on...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Jan 2019

How to manage your servants in the 18th century

For this post, we are revisiting a book we’ve used before, The Art of Conducting a Family with Instructions to Servants to take a look at some of the guidance for employing servants at the end of the 1700s. Fidelity Servants are an invaluable acquisition,...
From: All Things Georgian on 24 May 2018

The Duties of a Georgian Footman

© The Trustees of the British MuseumA while ago we took a  look at the below stairs roles of the household maid, the laundry maid and the cook, now we come to the role of the footman. Once again, we’re using the information provided...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Apr 2018

1656 John Hammond's Defense of Servitude for Women in Virginia

19C Depiction of Females Arriving In Jamestown, Virginia's Indentured ServantsSource: John Hammond. Leah and Rachel, or, The Two Fruitful Sisters Virginia and Maryland: Their Present Condition, Impartially Stated and Related (1656)It is the glory of every...
From: 17th-century American Women on 17 Feb 2018

This Butler’s Pantry Will Make You Gasp

Inquiring readers, I had the immense pleasure recently of visiting The Breakers, the summer “cottage” of the Cornelius Vanderbilt family in Newport, R.I. Before walking through its marbled halls, I could only imagine the conspicuous consumption...
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Nov 2017

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