First King’s College London Mount Vernon Fellow announced: Dr Jane Levi
King’s College London and the Washington Library are pleased to announce the appointment of King’s’ first Mount Vernon Fellow, who will hold a fellowship established to reciprocate that established for the Georgian Papers Programme by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. The fellowship is open to King’s’ staff and research students, and also to those who have held King’s GPP fellowships. The fellowship has been awarded to Dr Jane Levi, who will be researching Food & Family Values: From Farm to Table in the Georges’ Households, 1760-1820. This project will compare the food produced, cooked, served, and consumed in the households of George Washington and King George III (as well as his son, the notorious gourmand Prince Regent). Using supply records from the kitchens, gardens and farm estates, menu books, personal papers, and other evidence in both archives, it will build a picture of each household economy and the social distinctions revealed in the food served to family, friends, servants, and slaves.
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