Clerks attached to Librarian's Department 1826-70

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.M. Collinge

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1979

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35-36

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'Clerks attached to Librarian's Department 1826-70', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 35-36. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16880 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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Clerks attached to Librarian's Department 1826-70

A Temporary Clerk, or Assistant, was employed in the Librarian's Department in the years 1826-39. His salary, payable out of the contingent fund, was fixed at £100 in 1826 and increased to £150 in 1838. (fn. 1) In 1841 provision was made for two permanent Clerks to serve in the Department, the First with a salary of £100 rising by annual increments of £10 and £15 to £300, and the Second with a salary of £80 rising by annual increments of £10 and £15 to £250. (fn. 2) From 1841 to 1854 three or four Temporary Clerks were attached to the Department with salaries of £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £150. (fn. 3) In 1854 the appointments of the three Temporary Clerks then in employment were made permanent. The salary of the First Clerk was fixed at £260 rising by annual increments of £15 to £350, of the Second at £200 rising by annual increments of £15 to £260, of the Third at £150 rising by annual increments of £10 to £200, and of the Fourth and Fifth at £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £150. (fn. 4) A Temporary Clerk with a salary of £200 was again employed from 1862. (fn. 5) In 1865 the First to Third Clerks were placed in the new grade of Second Class Supplementary Clerk with salaries of £250 rising by annual increments of £15 to £360; the Fourth and Fifth Clerks were graded as Third Class Supplementary Clerks with salaries of £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £240. (fn. 6) In 1868 arrears in registration and increased library accommodation in the new Foreign Office building necessitated the appointment of two additional Third Class Supplementary Clerks and five Temporary Clerks with salaries of £140. (fn. 7)

CLERKS
1841 24 Aug. Seale, R. B.
1841 24 Aug. Quick, W. F.
1844 28 Aug. Hertslet, E.
1844 10 Nov. Sasse, F. R.
1854 1 July Green, A. S.
1854 1 July Irving, F.
1854 1 July Walmisley, A.
1855 25 April March, G. E.
1858 5 April Oakes, A. H.
1859 17 Jan. Sasse, F. R. (fn. 8)
1861 29 Jan. Robertson, D.
1868 12 May Bagot, E. A. J.
1868 22 Dec. Streatfield, F. H. T.
TEMPORARY CLERKS
1826 5 April Wilson, R.
1841 24 Aug. Lumley, J. S.
1841 24 Aug. Mann, H.
1841 24 Aug. Rich, H. O. L.
1842 8 Jan. Hertslet, E.
1844 28 Nov. Taunton, W. G.
1844 19 Dec. Green, A. S.
1845 7 May Irving, F.
1845 9 Aug. Walmisley, A.
1862 29 Jan. Carpenter, P.
1868 1 July Frere, G.
1868 1 July Neale, H. St. J.
1868 1 July Romer, A.
1868 1 July Barnett, H. B.
1869 15 April Fraser, H. W.
1870 20 May Hertslet, R. H.

Footnotes

1 FO 366/673 pp. 4, 401.
2 Order in council 21 Aug. 1841 (FO 366/542 ff. 75-80).
3 FO 366/674 pp. 36-9.
4 Order in council 3 July 1854 (FO 366/542 ff. 90-8). The salaries of the Third and Fourth Clerks were increased in 1855 to the levels awarded in 1854 to the Second and Third Clerks respectively (FO 366/449 pp. 397-401).
5 FO 366/675 p. 406.
6 ibid. pp. 543-50; FO 366/676 pp. 5-9.
7 FO 366/676 pp. 211-29.
8 Reappointed.