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Thinking of the Mistress – February 1817

Mrs Catherine Blair says that I argue on the assumption that all mistresses are able and willing to supervise — a false assumption.” Now, I never suggested that the mistress should have personal supervision of the whole conduct of her … Continue reading

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Shall We Let Him Poke the Fire – February 1901

After the manner of every good workman, the housewife does not like anyone to meddle with her building of a fire. She has a method of her own which is not exactly that of any other person. It is in … Continue reading

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Woman Who Can Use a Hammer and Saw – October 1899

Besides needle work, cooking and washing dishes, the working housewife finds it useful to be able to turn her hand to many things not strictly included under housewifery or dairying. Take carpentry for instance. How often do we find that … Continue reading

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