I visited the Ford House ( Edsel Ford) yesterday, We were told that the house had a permanent staff of 36 inside and 11 outside. This would be supplemented by more temporary staff if the Fords were entertaining. So how would the 36 instide staff compare with a typical plantation "staff". With the many labor saving devices of the 20th Century, would a plataion house have needed a larger number of servents? Could 11 outside staff care for the grounds without modern lawn care implements?