Post Office

Connections

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Employer Anthony Trollope
AT had two strategies that led to a productive writing career which he combined for years with increasingly responsible work as a civil servant with the Post Office . His first strategy was to write...
Family and Intimate relationships Ethel Mannin
Her father, Robert Mannin , was a letter-sorter at the Post Office ; it was from him that EM inherited her socialism and her passion for politics.
Croft, Andy. “Ethel Mannin: The Red Rose of Love and the Red Flower of Liberty”. Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers 1889-1939, edited by Angela Ingram and Daphne Patai, University of North Carolina Press, 1993, pp. 205 - 25.
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He died in 1949.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Riddell
In 1883, twenty-three-year-old Arthur Hamilton Norway , who had just arrived in London to take up a position in the Post Office , took rooms in the house of the widowed CR . He remained...
Occupation Anthony Trollope
In 1834, AT began working at the General Post Office . He had a troublesome start there: he was habitually late, his pay was often docked, and he was [a]lways on the eve of being...
Textual Production Mary Wesley
The manuscript of this book had a lucky escape. It fell out of a Post Office van in London on its way to the publishers, but a street cleaner found it in a litter bin...
Violence Flora Thompson
Walter Chapman , the mentally unstable postmaster at Grayshott, murdered his wife Emily , not long after FT ceased working at Grayshott Post Office .
Lindsay, Gillian. Flora Thompson: The Story of the Lark Rise Writer. Hale, 1996.
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Timeline

1830
Railways began carrying letters for the Post Office .
1869
The British government took control of private telegraph companies, which were absorbed into the Post Office .
5 February 1870
Following the transfer of the telegraph system to the Post Office , telegraph operators became the first female Civil Servants.
5 February 1870
Following the transfer of the telegraph system to the Post Office , telegraph operators became the first female Civil Servants.
5 February 1870
Following the transfer of the telegraph system to the Post Office , telegraph operators became the first female Civil Servants.
1871
The British Government began employing women as clerical workers.
1875
The Savings Bank Department , a division of the Post Office , was the second government division to hire women clerks; approximately thirty women were hired that year.
1875
The Post Office decided that a married woman not being a widow is not eligible for any appointment on the establishment of the Post Office and any single woman now on the establishment who may...
1875
The Savings Bank Department , a division of the Post Office , was the second government division to hire women clerks; approximately thirty women were hired that year.
May 1876
Maria Constance Smith was appointed the first Lady Superintendent of the recently created women's clerical branch of the Post Office .
January 1902
The British Post Office eased the restriction of writing on the address-side of a picture postcard by allowing writing to appear on one half of the side reserved for the address.
1920
Post Office management and the United Postal Workers signed an agreement providing for equal pay for women (up to an arbitrary marrying age of twenty-two) working as sorting clerks, telegraphists, and telephonists.
1942
Owing to wartime shortage of labour, five thousand female engineers were hired by the Post Office .
1955
Equal pay began to be introduced over a six-year period in the Post Office .