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The Working White House: Handbooks

The Working White House: Handbooks

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Left: Pullman’s Palace Car Company Car-Service Rules, 1893. Newberry Library. Right: Lewis Hotel Training Course by Clifford Lewis, 1941. Lewis Hotel Training School.

The Working White House: Handbooks

Handbooks such as these would have provided guidelines for service and etiquette. One of the authors, Robert Roberts, an African American, served as butler and majordomo in the household of Massachusetts Senator and Governor Christopher Gore. Tunis G. Campbell, an African American preacher and abolitionist, worked as a hotel steward in New York and Boston.

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