Hannah Mullet is the March family's only servant; she is both their maid and cook. However, on one occasion in the book she is referred to as 'Hannah Brown', perhaps an error of memory on the part of Alcott since Hannah's surname was not often mentioned. (The error can be found in an edition of 'The Pickwick Portfolio' under 'ADVERTISEMENTS').
She is of Irish descent and very dear to the Family. She is treated more like a member of the family than a servant.
Hannah is a jolly woman, with a soft spot for the four March girls.
- Hannah is a female given name of Hebrew origin, meaning 'favour' or 'grace'.