Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

Letters about missuses


subjects: satire, servants,

  • 1. Letters about missuses, by a maid of all-work: addressed to the editor of Diogenes, to a friend in her neighbourhood, to a friend in the country, to a friend in town, to her mother, and to her young man; in which she sets forth in a peculiarly interesting manner, the domestic grievances of servants in general.
    21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] [i] ii [iii-v] 10-86   9 pls, illus
    GB:   LB   *OB  

    The dedication, "to missuses in general', is signed "Your umbel servant, Susan Crick'. The actual author was possibly Horace Mayhew. Susan Crick's letters describe, with heavy irony, the pretensions of her employers and their treatment of her.