HC Deb 26 May 1884 vol 288 cc1305-6

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Who has been appointed to carry on the work undertaken by the late Mr. Rawdon Browne for the Record Office at Venice, and under what conditions has the appointment been made?


After the death of Mr. Rawdon Browne, the Master of the Rolls asked the Treasury to sanction an annual allowance not exceeding £200, and five guineas per printed sheet, to be paid to such persons and in such amounts as his Lordship should specify for the purpose of completing the work of Mr. Browne. Sir Baliol Brett explained that he proposed that the money should be paid to various persons in England and Italy, including some who had been already employed by Mr. Browne, the whole to be under the unpaid editorship of the right hon. and learned Member for Whitehaven (Mr. Cavendish Bentinck), who was Mr. Browne's sole executor, and who, his Lordship added, "is familiar with the Venetian archives, and very familiar with the Italian language."


asked if the Correspondence relating to this appointment would be laid on the Table?