Posted by ElaineL on September 22, 1997 at 10:19:56:
I've finally found a copy of "The Prospect Before Her" and am still trying for a copy of "Not In Front of the Servants." I find PBH slow research reading, so forgive me if you know the answer to be in the book.
With more than one house, Pemberley and a London townhouse for example, what did the gentry do about servants? I'm assuming each place had its own housekeeper, since Mrs. Reynolds was at Pemberley eventhough Georgiana was in London. But what about personal attendants? Did they travel back and forth to serve their master/mistress? Would the gentry have kept certain servants working at the townhouse to keep basic cleanliness while they resided at the other abode? Any thoughts? Seems a very expensive lifestyle! EL
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