Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8, Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1979.
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Assistant Junior Clerks 1824-57
The grade of Assistant Junior, or Fourth Class, Clerk was created in 1824 when provision was made for three such Clerks with salaries of £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £150. (fn. 1) The number was increased to four in 1826 and to eight in 1827; reduced to six in 1830 and to four in 1839; and again increased to six in 1852 and to seven in 1856. (fn. 2) In 1826, 1839 and 1854 additional appointments were made to the grade before formal approval was given to increases in the size of the establishment. Although technically supernumeraries, Clerks so appointed have been classed as established from the dates of their appointment by the Secretary of State. In 1857 the Assistant Junior Clerks then in office were distributed amongst the two newly created grades of Second Class Junior Clerk and Third Class Junior Clerk.