Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
Lessons in domestic science
subjects: domestic science, study,
Lessons in domestic science / enlarged and revised edition.
18.0 x 12.0 cm Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xii  2-324 illus
GB: LB destroyed *OB
Binding: red cloth.
This is a school textbook designed to prepare pupils taking the Intermediate Grade, Ireland, in domestic economy. The syllabus to be followed conforms very closely to the domestic economy syllabus used in English schools, with some differences in emphasis. There are more references to servants and to `moral duties' than in the average English textbook, and the writer assumes that her readers will be familiar with the running of a middle-class home. The following examination question, taken from the appendix of examination papers, illustrates the point:
"In an ordinary household four (female) servants are employed. What are the principal duties which each of these servants would have to perform, and by what name (having reference to their duties) would these servants be individually known?'
English textbooks certainly would not represent a household employing four servants as "ordinary', or expect pupils to answer questions about such establishments. Taking into account that Fannie Galla
[Another edition, 1906]
The BMCat lists an enlarged and revised edition of "Lessons in domestic science' as published Dublin: Browne & Nolan 1906. The British Library copy has been destroyed.