Thanks for the info!
Posted by Gayle on July 09, 1998 at 21:29:48:
In response to Some answers about servants, written by Linden on July 08, 1998 at 22:34:06
] Welcome - it is a lovely site, isn't it?
It is a wonderful site! I have a limited computer, so I have to hop around here without the benefit of graphics, but it is lovely in the way that there are so many places to go and ask questions, get answers, etc., and the people here are so nice too.
] ] I don't know if the Bennets were well-off enough for each of their daughters to have their own maid,
] They weren't - remember the scene where Mr Bingley is arriving and Mrs Bennet is frantically trying to get Jane ready?
Yes, I do remember that scene. Wasn't that the one where Mrs. B pulls the maid away from helping Elizabeth get ready to send her in to help Jane? I thought the girls probably shared a lady's maid between them (or at least between a few of them).
] Hope this helps
Very helpful. Thanks Linden!
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