Translator and Assistant Translator 1809-70

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J.M. Collinge

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1979

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40

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'Translator and Assistant Translator 1809-70', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 40. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16883 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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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)

TRANSLATOR
1809 11 Jan. Huttner, J. C.
1847 28 Nov. Norris, E.
1866 1 April Cannon, C.
ASSISTANT TRANSLATOR
1823 27 Oct. Masterton, C.

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1 Order in council 11 Jan. 1809 (FO 366/671 pp. 362-3). For the sinecure office of Translator of the German Language attached to the Foreign Office in 1782, abolished in 1802 and revived 1806-9, see Officials of the Secretaries of State, 49.
2 FO 366/672 p. 67.
3 Order in council 28 March 1822 (PC 2/204 p. 86). Huttner, the Translator in office in 1822, continued to receive an increment of £265 in respect of his 14 years' service prior to 1822, until his death in 1847.
4 Order in council 3 July 1854 (FO 366/542 ff. 90-8).
5 FO 366/672 p. 338.
6 FO 366/673 p. 38.
7 ibid. pp. 167, 173.