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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870
'Second Class Clerks 1822-57 ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 22. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16869 Date accessed: 10 December 2013.
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Second Class Clerks 1822-57
The grade of Second Class Clerk was created in March 1822 when provision was
made for four such Clerks with salaries of £350 rising by annual increments of £15 to
£545. (fn. 1) In May 1822 two supernumeraries were added to the grade. (fn. 2) In 1824 the
number was fixed at six with no supernumeraries. (fn. 3) It was raised to seven in 1827, to
ten in 1839 and to fourteen in 1854. (fn. 4) In 1857 the Second Class Clerks then in office
were distributed amongst the two newly created grades of Assistant Clerk and First
Class Junior Clerk.
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