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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-25T13:20:58Z
dc.date.available2015-06-25T13:20:58Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-06
dc.identifier.citationMurphy , A 2015 , ' ‘Writes a fair hand and appears to be well qualified’ : the recruitment of Bank of England clerks, 1800-1815 ' , Financial History Review , vol. 22 , no. 1 , pp. 19-44 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0968565015000013
dc.identifier.issn0968-5650
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84930835242
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/16086
dc.descriptionThis is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.description.abstractThe financial strains of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars had a significant impact on the Bank of England. In its position as banker to the state and manager of the state’s debt, it experienced a significant increase in workload and thus was forced rapidly to expand its workforce. From a complement of around 300 in the mid-1780s, the number of clerks employed had increased to over 900 in 1815. Using a unique set of records preserved in the Bank’s archives, this article investigates the backgrounds and skills of the men recruited during the expansion of the early nineteenth century. It finds a significant gap between the skills required by the Bank and the skills possessed by its potential workforce.en
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectbanking; recruitment; human capital; skills.
dc.title‘Writes a fair hand and appears to be well qualified’ : the recruitment of Bank of England clerks, 1800-1815en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHistory
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
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