Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1, Treasury Officials 1660-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1972.
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Clerk for Colonial Business 1832-56
This office was created in 1832 following the dissolution of the Board of Colonial Audit whose former secretary was its first holder. It was then provided that the Clerk for Colonial Business should rank as a Senior Clerk and not be confined wholly to colonial matters. (fn. 1) In 1834 he was designated a Principal Clerk and placed in rank after the Principal Clerk Assistant. (fn. 2) The office was abolished in 1856. (fn. 3)
The salary attached to the office in 1832 was £800. It was raised to £1000 in 1834 and to £1100 in 1836. (fn. 4) In 1840 there was a further increase to £1200 and it was provided that future holders of the office should begin at £1100 and rise after five years to £1200. (fn. 5)