The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 26
Joined the Stamp Department at the commencement, in September, 1866, as Junior Clerk @ £175 per annum. Appointed Chief Clerk and Accountant (on retirement of Mr. Parsons) early in 1868 and salary increased to (I think) £250. In July, 1869, salary raised to £300, and has since remained at that.
Revenue of the Stamp office last year was £95,000, and my estimate, accepted by Cabinet, for next year is £100,000, at a cost of about £3,080. The Department is worked cheaper now than it has been for some years, and yet mostly officers (except myself) have received increases. Additions to salary to every officer in my office are given each year.