Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8, Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1979.
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Translator and Assistant Translator 1809-70
A salary of £300 was made available in 1809 to a Translator of the Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Danish Languages. (fn. 1) In 1814 the official, who soon became known simply as the Translator, was brought within the terms of the order in council of May 1809 which provided increases in salary of £80, £200, £300 and £400 after successive periods of five years' service. (fn. 2) The salary was again fixed at £300 in 1822. (fn. 3) It was increased to £500 in 1854. (fn. 4)
A salary of £200, payable out of the contingent fund, was made available to an Assistant Translator in 1823. (fn. 5) In 1827 provision was made for the salary to increase by annual increments of £15 to a maximum of £300. (fn. 6) The office was abolished in 1831. (fn. 7)