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Fees at Private Houses in England - 1910

A 1910 version of Vaction or Holiday Rentals of modern times.

England is the land of tips. You cannot escape them if you try a "week-end." Saturday to Monday at a private house of no great pretension will cost the casual visitor about $1.50 whether men servants or maid servants are employed.

Two shillings and six pence is correct for the housemaid and butler. Where no butler is employed, the parlor maid gets the same amount, while the housemaid receives about two shillings, and the boy, if he has done anything for you, gets about the same. English servants pack and unpack all luggage so that the fees are not begrudged.

Allow about $5.00 a week, not forgetting the coachman. Increase this about fifty per cent. if there are two in the party. Some hostesses put notices in the bedrooms asking guests not to fee, but try it on just the same, you will usually be successful. In very large mansions the fees are much greater and no adequate scale can be given. The expense will be well up in the pounds

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1910 Travel Guide by Scientifc American

Travel Guide Topical Index

Express Package Rates

Fees At Private Houses In England

Fees Paid by Passengers on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Foreign Customs - A Note To Passengers Of Steamships

Funds Needed On Board For Voyage

Getting the "Sea Legs" - Learning to Walk on a Steamship

The Popular Gymnasium on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Hand Baggage, Etc.

How To Carry Funds For Your Voyage

How To Get To Hoboken

Independent Tours



Laundry Work

Lowest Transatlantic Ocean Rates

Meal Hours At Sea

Memoranda For The Year 1910

Memoranda For The Year 1911

Miscellaneous Gleanings and Facts - 1910 Travel Guide

Miscellaneous Service

Money By Telegraph

Music and Concerts for Passengers


Ocean Stop-Over at Ports of Call Around the World

Passengers' Quarters


Personally Conducted Tours

Pier Permits

Preliminary Reading And Guide Books

Reading Matter - Books and Magazines

Rules for Playing Shuffle-Board

Seasickness on Journeys on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Season And Climate

Seats At Table

Second Cabin Accommodations

Sending Cablegrams On Landing

Sending Letters Abroad

Smoking Room

Steamer Chairs

Steamer Rugs

Steamer Trunks

Steamship Company Checks

Steerage Accommodations

Terminal Ports and Ports of Call of Principal Transatlantic Steamships / Ocean Liners

The Pools (Parimutuel Betting) on a Steamship Or Ocean Liner

Thermometer Scales

The Sea Post Office

Third Class Accomodations


Transporting Valuables On Steamships

Visiting Steamships

What To Pack For Your Voyage

What To Pack For Your Voyage

Wireless Information

Wireless Telegraphy

Writing Materials and Typwriters