Irving, Edward Alexander
b. 1837(?)
After working in the Colonial Land and Emigration Commission since 1852, Edward Alexander Irving was appointed private secretary to its chairman, Colonial Office assistant under-secretary Thomas Frederick Elliot, in 1855.1 Irving formally joined the Colonial Office in 1860 and was promoted to junior clerk (third class) in 1866.2 He served as private secretary to Elliot's successor in the Colonial Office, Francis Richard Sandford, from 1868 to 1870, and then transferred to the Straits Settlements (Singapore) where he served as auditor general.3
  • 1. Great Britain, Colonial Office List 1867, vol.7, p.225.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Great Britain, Colonial Office List 1881, p.368.
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Elliot, Thomas Frederick

Sandford, Francis Richard John

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