May I bother you for more clarification?
Posted by ElaineL on September 17, 1997 at 22:39:22:
In response to Servant names & hierarchies, written by Jessamyn on September 16, 1997 at 23:24:31
Thank you for sending me so much info.! I really appreciate the time you took to look up the info. and send some my way. I live in a small town with a limited library network and it is becoming a real source of frustration not to have access to some of these wonderful books. However, I will not give up trying.
In the mean time, do I understand correctly, at Pemberley, in descending order:
Steward, Mrs. Reynolds (since the book doesn't mention a male house steward/keeper), valet, clerk of stables, butler and gardener.
So far (under an improper name, aargh!) I have the butler as the one informing the Darcy's of meals, checking on final needs of the day, etc. Is this correct for the butler or would that have been Mrs. R?
Also, I'm curious, about the mention of the "lad's maid." Is that the son of the master? And it's a woman rather than a man servant?
Even without my story, I find this all very interesting, such a different world than the one I live in!
Thanks again for your help. EL
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