Memorandum re one of the questions asked by Mr O. E. Coope in the House of Commons on 27 ...
29 May 1880
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In response to being asked to report on what arrangements could be adopted to
obviate the annual closing of the Gallery for five weeks in the Autumn for
cleaning and staff furloughs, and giving suggestions that large galleries, or
two smaller galleries, at a time be cleaned leaving the rest accessible to the
public, and that by an addition to the staff, that each may obtain a leave of
absence in turn from Mar [Apr crossed out] to Oct without diminishing the number
on duty, necessitating the appointment of an additional Curator, Assistant
Porter and Housemaid at a cost of £200 annually. [Includes a pencil note that
the Memorandum was enclosed to Lord Fred Cavendish by the Director].
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