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THE COLONIAL OFFICE LIST.
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES.
IN 1768, a Secretary of State for the American, or Colonial Department, was appointed, in addition to the two principal Secretaries of State then existing; but this new office was abolished in 1782 by Statute 22 Geo. III, cap. 82.
In 1782 the duties of the two principal Secretaries of State were divided into "Home" and "Foreign;" the affairs of Ireland and the Colonies devolving on the Home Department: those of the Colonies being placed in the charge of a separate branch of the Department called "the Office for Plantations," and being at first managed by a separate Under-Secretary.
At its commencement in 1793, the affairs of the French War were managed by the Home Department, but in 1794 a principal Secretary for War was appointed, and the business of the Colonies was, in 1801, transferred to this new Department, which thenceforth was generally known as the Colonial or Colonial and War Department.
In 1854 a fourth principal Secretaryship of State was created for War, and the affairs of the Colonies came under the exclusive charge of a principal Secretary of State.
In 1858 a principal Secretaryship of State was created for the affairs of India.
SECRETARIES OF STATE WHO ADMINISTERED THE AFFAIRS OF THE COLONIES BETWEEN 1768 AND 1795.
SECRETARIES OF STATE FOR THE COLONIAL AND WAR DEPARTMENT, FROM 1795 To 1854.
1795. Right Hon. Henry Dundas (afterwards | 1830.
Viscount Goderich (afterwards Earl of Ripon).
1801. Lord Hobart (afterwards Earl of Bucking
Right Hon. E. G. Stanley (late Earl of Derby, G.C.M.G.)
1804. Earl, late Marquess, Camden.
1805. Viscount Castlereagh (afterwards Marquess of Londonderry).
Right Hon. Thomas Spring Rice (afterwards Lord Monteagle).
Earl of Aberdeen.
1806. Right Hon. W. Windham.
Lord John Russell (afterwards Earl Russell).
1807. Viscount Castlereagh (afterwards Marquess 1839. of Londonderry).
1809. Earl of Liverpool.
1827. Viscount Goderich (afterwards Earl of 1846. Ripon).
Right Hon. W. Huskisson.
1828. Sir George Murray.
Right Hon. Sir John S. Pakington, Bart., (afterwards Lord Hampton). 1852. Duke of Newcastle.
THE COLONIAL OFFICE.
ITS ESTABLISHMENT AND MODES OF APPOINTMENT.
The Staff of the Colonial Office is shown in the list at next page. Under-Secretaries and Assistant Under-Secretaries are Staff Officers selected at the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Clerical Staff is recruited by open competitive examinations held by the Civil Service Commissioners, Cannon Row. Of these examinations there are two kinds : If the vacancy is in the Upper Division of the Colonial Office, the examination is conducted as follows:
1. The limits of age for these situations are 18 and 24, and candidates must be of the prescribed age on the first day of the competitive examination.
2. At the competitive examinations exercises will be set in the following subjects only; the maximum of marks for each subject being fixed as follows, viz. :—
Mathematics (pure and mixed)...
The total (1,000) marks may be obtained by adequate pro-
Moral Sciences: that is, Logic, Mental and Moral Philosophy
Candidates will be at liberty to offer themselves for examination in any or all of these subjects. No subjects are obligatory.
No candidate will be allowed any marks in respect of any subject of examination unless he shall be considered to possess a competent knowledge of that subject.
3. No candidate can be admitted to the competition who has not previously satisfied the Civil Service Commissioners that he possesses the requisite amount of proficiency in the following subjects:
With this view, preliminary examinations in these subjects will be held at such times and places as the Commissioners may appoint.
Application for permission to attend one of these preliminary examinations must be made in the writing of the candidate, at such times and in such manner as may be fixed by the Commissioners. 4. A fee of 17. will be required from every candidate attending a preliminary examination, and a further fee of 51. from every candidate who may be admitted to the competition.
If the vacancy is for a man clerkship in the Lower Division the subjects of examination are as follows, viz. :—
The candidates must be over 17, and under 20 years of age.
Full particulars respecting the conditions and mode of examination can be
obtained from the Civil Service Commissioners, Cannon Row, S.W.
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COLONIAL OFFICE.
Secretary of State, Earl Granville, K.G.
and C. P. Lucas.
The Rt. Hon. G. Osborne Morgan, M.P.
Hon. Robert H. Meade, M.A., C.B.
6 Feb., 1886. 6 Feb., 1886.
Private Secretaries to the Secretary of State, R. L. Antrobus
6 Feb., 1886.
Richard P. Ebden, M.A.
Edmund Burke Pennell,
A. W. L. Hemming, C.M.G.
Ernest H. Wedgwood, B.A.
F. R. Round, M.A.‡
C. P. Lucas, B.A.§
* Private Secretary to Sir R. G. W. Herbert.
1 Dec. 81
23 Aug. 60
13 Jan. 77
2 April, 79
2 May 64
30 Sept. 72
1 July, 79
29 Oct. 66
1 Oct. 80
2 July 67
1 Jan. 81
Private Secretary to Mr. Osborne Morgan.
Clerk for Legal Instruments, F. O. Adrian.
Superintendent of the Copying Branch, E. J. Jennings.
Clerks transferred from the late Emigration Board, First Class Clerks, W. R. Pownall, and J. B. Gill. First Class Assistant Clerk, W. Baines.
DISTRIBUTION OF BUSINESS IN THE COLONIAL OFFICE.
Secretary of State :-EARL GRANVILLE, K.G.
Private Secretaries:-Mr. R. L. Antrobus and C. P. Lucas.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary:-THE RIGHT HON. G. OSBORNE MORGAN.
Private Secretary:-Mr H. W. Just.
Permanent Under-Secretary :-SIR ROBERT G. W. HERBERT, K.C.B.
Private Secretary:-Mr. F. Graham.
Political and Constitutional Questions, General Supervision, Papers on all subjects before submission to the Secretary of State.
Assistant Under-Secretaries :—
THE HON. R. H. MEADE, C.B.:-Colonial Estimates, Finance, Currency, Public Works, Pensions, Military Questions, Requisitions for Supplies, and other business with Crown Agents, Accounts, miscellaneous Business of General Department, and Office Arrangements, Business connected with Ceylon, Hong Kong, Labuan, Straits Settlements, West Africa, and Cyprus.
MR. JOHN BRAMSTON, C.B.:-General Legal Business, Settlement of Commissions, Warrants, Charters, Orders in Council, &c., Postal and Telegraphic Business, Naturalization, Education, and Ecclesiastical Questions, Business connected with North American, Australasian and South African Colonies, Fiji, and Western Pacific High Commission.
MR. EDWARD WINGFIELD:-Colonial Laws and Ordinances, and other Legal Business, Land and Immigration, Correspondence on Merchant Shipping and Mercantile Marine Questions, Quarantine Prisons, Hospitals, and Lunatic Asylums, Circulars, Business connected with West Indian Colonies Mauritius, Malta, Gibraltar, St. Helena, Falkland Islands, and Heligoland.
Chief Clerk:-MR. R. P. EBDEN (Head of General Department).
Jamaica, Turks Islands, British Honduras,
A. A. Pearson.
Ceylon, Hong Kong, Labuan, Straits Settle-Mr. G. W. B. De Robeck.
General and Miscellaneous Correspondence,
Mr. G. W. Johnson.
Registry:-Mr. J. C. Braddon (Superintendent), Mr. C. H. Niblett, Mr. M. J. Drayson, Mr. T.
Printing Branch:-Mr. W. J. MacGee (Superintendent) and Mr. W. Baines; Mr. E. D. Rockett.
Order of St. Michael and St. George :-MR. CHARLES COX (Chancellor).