There were many women who worked in the clerical department who we don't know much about other than their name and how much money they earned. Research in census records and city directories revealed more about them.
Here is some of the information we learned about the ten women in the clerical department in 1925:
· They ranged in age from the early 20s to age 70
· Most were single, which was most common for the time, with two exceptions: Lillian Murphy Donovan was married to a draftsman on staff and Mabel Gilman was divorced and raising a daughter.
· Some lived in Brookline, but others came in from Boston or surrounding suburbs
· The women had different pay scales based on their position and tenure in the office.There appear to be entry level salaries (between $78 and 95/month), as well as mid-level salaries ($130/month), and skilled and leadership positions ($150-225/month).
· Most women received a yearly raise.