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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870
'Superintendent of Consular Department 1826-51 ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 48. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16891 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.
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Superintendent of Consular Department 1826-51
In 1826 an annual allowance of £500 was made available to J. Bidwell, the First
Senior Clerk, as Superintendent of the newly formed Consular Department. (fn. 1) In
1841 it was provided that the allowance should be discontinued on Bidwell's retirement, which took place in 1851. (fn. 2) Thereafter the duty was performed without any
additional allowance by one of the Senior Clerks.
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