<> Boyd038 Boyd Letters Boyd Estate 1963 Jan 17th Linen Hall Library Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF Boyd038 Letter Finance, Frank O&#039;Connor English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/boyd038 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Boyd038_3.jpg LHL Archive  17th January 1963. Dear Michael: About expenditure on National Monuments and Staff etc. in Northern Ireland. I have enquired about this and have been told that all your friend has to do is to consult the publica- tion The Northern Ireland Government Estimates on Expenditure to find out the estimated expenditure. This Information is on page 43 of the Ministry of Finance estimates for 1962/63. On page 20 salary scales for the staff are listed. On page XV (Roman numerals) you will find the Archaeologists' salaries. Now, to find out how much the Government actually spent, the thing to do is to look up the Appropriation Accounts of the Ministry of Finance (another Government publicationj. This normally comes out eighteen months after the estimates. These publications are freely available at the National Library and there should be no difficulty at all in getting the information. I hope you and Hallie have recovered from your very tiring time. It was very pleasant seeing you both and I am sure the programmes will turn out well. I listened to ’’Interior Voices” on the Third on Sunday night and thought the programme very effective. I hear it is to be repeated on February 4th. Frances is quite willing to send down the Markey painting you admired. .As it is very difficult to pack owing to its length - and it is only cardboard, Frances suggests we wait for a week or two in the hope that we may hear of some one going to Dublin who would be willing to take it. I hope this will do. Ever (John Boyd) Frank O'Connor Esq., 22 Court Flats, Wilton Place, DUBLIN JB/FJ Text