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Record NG6/6/588

Archive reference number NG6/6/588

Memorandum re one of the questions asked by Mr O. E. Coope in the House of Commons on 27 May 1880

Date 29 May 1880

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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