Pamphlet for servants


In the 19th century girls might ‘go into service’ (become servants) from an early age, away from home, and would be expected to fit in with the customs of the sometimes intimidating and hierarchical establishments they worked in. Pamphlets such as this were intended to provide guidance and instruction for young servants. In many houses the master would lead family prayers twice a day for all the members of the household, and it is easy to see how religion could be brought into the service of the management of the house.

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Yes or No? (For young servants. Or questions to my soul every night after prayers.).
estimated 1865, London
Pamphlet / Ephemera
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British Library

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