The house servant's directory, or, A monitor for private families : comprising hints on the arrangement and performance of servants' work, with general rules for setting out tables and sideboards in first order, the art of waiting in all its branches, and likewise how to conduct large and small parties with order, with general directions for placing on table all kinds of joints, fish, fowl, &c. with full instructions for cleaning plate, brass, steel, glass, mahogany, and likewise all kinds of patent and common lamps, observations on servants' behaviour to their employers, and upwards of 100 various and useful receipts, chiefly compiled for the use of house servants, and identically made to suit the manners and customs of families in the United States : with friendly advice to cooks and heads of families, and complete directions how to burn Lehigh coal, 1827 / by Robert Roberts
- Roberts, Robert
- Boston : Munroe and Francis, 1827.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (1 volume (180 pages)).
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- AMDigital Reference: XX TX331 .R64 1827.
"Collection: African American"--Home page.
"Collection Overview: There are over 200 African American cookbooks in the collection dating from the early 19th century to the present. The earliest is a first edition of Robert Roberts, The House Servant's Directory (1827), the first cookbook written by a Black American and first book on any subject written by a Black American to have been printed by a commercial publisher. Additionally there are charity cookbooks, Black dialect items, and celebrity cookbooks. The collection is complemented by strong holdings in Caribbean cookery and African cookery."--Home page.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2021. Digitized from a copy held by the Michigan State University and made available by Adam Matthew Digital.
- Location of Originals:
- Michigan State University
- Copyright Note:
- Content compilation (c) 2020, by the Michigan State University. All rights reserved.
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