Mayer, George
George Mayer began service in the Colonial Office in 1810 as an extra clerk.1 In 1814 he was given a permanent position as Keeper of the Papers and Librarian. He obtained the salary of a senior clerk a decade later.2
Mayer played a prominent role in the systematic organization and preservation of the department’s correspondence.3
  • 1. D. M. Young, The Colonial Office in the Early Nineteenth Century (London [Toronto]: Longmans Green, 1961), 278.
  • 2. Ibid., 274-68.
  • 3. Ibid., 138.
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Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Mayer, George. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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