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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

~Regency Wednesday~ Scullery Maid

In this week's edition of "Kitchen" Regency Wednesday, we'll learn about the scullery maid, the lowest rank in the servant hierarchy. 

The scullery maid's duties were arduous and many. She had to scrub the pots and dishes (which accumulated rapidly in a large household) as well as help the kitchen maid with vegetable preparation and whatever other tasks the cook or kitchen staff set her to do. From what I've gathered in my reading, the scullery maid was often very young and inexperienced. 

*The above clip was taken from The Servant's Guide and Family Manual, 1831. 

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