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Office Staff Practices, 1852 (Part One)

The firm has reduced the hours of work and the clerical staff now will be present between 7 am and 6 pm.

Daily prayers will be held each morning in the main office.  The clerical staff will be present.

A senior clerk will be nominated to be responsible for the cleanliness of the main office.  All boys and juniors will report to him 40 minutes berfore prayers and will remain after closing hours for similar work.  Brushes, brooms, scrubbers and soap are provided by the owners. 

Excerpted from an article which appeared in the July-August 1969 issue of Intercom, a newsletter for the London Public Library staff in the 1960s