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Financial correspondence, 1863 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/15

Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning salaries of staff and other financial matters:

Correspondence between Sir George Airy and the Right Honourable G.W. Hunt M.P. discussing the Astronomer Royal's salary, 1875.

Correspondence concerning the Astronomer Royal's salary cheque for 1876.

Correspondence concerning an application by the Astronomer Royal to the Admiralty for the imprest of the petty cash to be raised to £600, 1876.

Correspondence concerning an application by A. Freeman, nightwatchman, for an increase in salary, 1880.

Correspondence concerning an application by J.R. Hind, Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac Office, for an increase in salary, 1880.

Correspondence concerning the payment to be made to Staff Commander Neville for duty at the Portsmouth Observatory, 1880.

Correspondence concerning the reply to income tax circulars from the Astronomer Royal, an application from the gate porter for an increase in wage, and a letter approving an increase in salary for W.J. Wickison, 1890.

Correspondence covering the loss of the Astronomer Royal's salary cheque and the provision for a duplicate, 1892.

List of salary bills for staff at the Royal Observatory, 1875-1881.

Copies of income tax circulars and property and income tax tables, 1876-1879.

Letter from the gate porter applying for an increase in wages, 1875.

Correspondence with the Accountant-General of the Navy and the Director of Works, 1887-1899, on the following subjects: the arrangement of W.J. Wickison's salary, the arrangement of G. Lowdry's salary, the income tax of resident civil officers, an audit of computers' monthly total payments, and an application for compassionate allowance owing to the death of W. Sullivan, messenger.

Two blank income tax return forms for the use of salaried officers, 1863.

Correspondence concerning the order of names in the annual salary lists, 1875.

Circular titled 'Instructions as to the payment of salaries by the paymaster of Contingencies', with resulting correspondence, and a second circular on the 'Assessment of official salaried officers of all Naval Establishments at home and abroad', 1883.

Printed copy of a Treasury Minute, 10 August 1889, on the 'Second Report of the Royal Commission on Civil Establishments'.


  • 1863 - 1899

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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

A10, A11

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:39:42+00:00

Includes index.


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