Catalogue description Civil Service Commission: Recruitment and Establishment, Individual Cases

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Details of CSC 11
Reference: CSC 11
Title: Civil Service Commission: Recruitment and Establishment, Individual Cases

Application papers submitted to the Civil Service Commission of people who were notable, either at the time of application or subsequently.

The files contain personal details relating to birth, parentage, education, references and, in some cases, previous employment. The files also contain testimonials, in many cases from the school last attended by the applicant, and the results of the Civil Service Entrance Examination, including in some cases, the actual examination papers. Not all the applications resulted in the candidate taking up employment in the Civil Service.

Date: 1836-1976

The files are arranged in alphabetical order by surname within each block of records as they were transferred from the department to the Public Record Office.

Related material:

Tables of marks and results in Civil Service examinations are in CSC 10

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 270 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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