Posted by Laura W on July 12, 1998 at 18:42:10:
In response to Female Gentility and Wages, written by The Mysterious H.C. on July 12, 1998 at 08:52:40
The other occupation to a destitute female of gentle birth was as a paid companion to another lady. The stereotype of this occupation was a young lady looking after an elderly one, mostly by reading to her, sitting with her and talking with her, accompanying her on social calls, etc., shopping for her, fetching and carrying, etc., etc. She might also perform secretarial duties such as taking care of correspondence, especially dictation.
- Thank you Earlene 04:15:02 7/13/98 (0)
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