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change), 74-77 3. Book-keepivg, 59 4. Précis, 72 5. One dead or modern Lan.

guage,* 100 II. OFFICE-KEEPERS AND MESSEN

GERS. 1. Writing from Dictation, 69 2. Arithmetic (first four rules,

and, in the case of Officekeepers, Proportion), 75

3. English Composition, 67
4. General Principles of Equity

and Common Law, 84 5. Conveyancing, II, CLERKS, SUPPLEMENTARY

CLERKS, AND TEMPORARY
EXTRA CIERKS, IN LONDON,
EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN,
SURVEYOR'S STATIONARY
CLERKS, CLERKS IN THE
SOLICITOR'S OFFICE (4th
Class); AND PACKET AGENTS

ABROAD.
1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Reduc

tion, Rule of Three, and

Practice), 79
III. CLERKS IN COUNTRY OFFICES,

PosTMASTERS (in certain
cases), AND CLERKS IN THE
OFFICES OF DEPUTY POST-
MASTERS GENERAL, OF POST-
MASTERS ABROAD, AND

PACKET AGENTS.
1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho.

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (elementary), 75 IV. SORTERS, STAMPERS, LETTER

CARRIERS, AND AUXILIARY

LETTER-CARRIERS.
1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Reading Manuscript,

3. Arithmetic (elementary), 76 V. RURAL POST AND OTHER MES

SENGERS IN THE PROVINCES;
AND PORTERS IN THE OFFICES

DEPUTY POSTMASTERS
GENERAL, OF POSTMASTERS
ABROAD, AND

PACKET AGENTS. 1. Writing their own Names and

Addresses

PoorLaw Board. I. SUPERIOR CLERKS.F 1. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 2. English Composition, 67 II. SUPPLEMENTARY CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to

test Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67

4. Précis, 72 III. COPYISTS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 71 2. Exercises designed to test

ability to copy with accuracy and decipher readily handwriting difficult to be

read. 3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77

OF

OF

IN

OF

Post Office. I. CLERKS

THE SOLICITOR'S OFFICE, LONDON (3rd Class). 1. Writing from Dictation, 69 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar & Decimal

ctions), 74-77

* In examinations which are not competitive the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

† "Candidates for Clerkships of the superior class should be examined with a view to ascertain that they have received a liberal education, and are personally intelligent. We do not desire to lay down any minute rules as to the manner of this examination, which may, to a certain extent, be made to depend upon the nature of the candidate's previous studies."- Viscount Courtenay to the Civil Service Commissioners.

2. Reading the Addresses of Let

ters, 3. Adding a few Figures toge

ther,

Privy Seal Office.

Nothing fixed.

Prisons Department.
I. CLERKS,

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including the Rule

of Three and Practice and
the Arithmetical Tables),

79 II. STEWARDS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho.

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

Fractions), 74-77 3. Book-keeping (elementary), 57 III. SCHOOLMASTERS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Reading, 3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 4. Grammar and English Lan

guage. 5. Religious Knowledge, (the

Bible). 6. School Management. 7. Two at least of the following,

at the option of the Can

didate : (a) English History, 39 (6) Geography, 44 (c) Elements of Geometry, or

of some branch of Ma

thematics, 87 (d) Latin,* 101

Public Works Loan Office. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Copying from MSS. 3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 Quartermaster General's Office. I. PERMANENT CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77
3. English Composition, 67
4. Précis, 72
5. Geography, 39

6. English History, 45 II. EXTRA CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (elementary), 75

Queen's Prison. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71. 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67

Queen's Remembrancer's Office.

Nothing fixed.

Privy Council Office. SUPPLEMENTAL CLERKS. 1. Exercises in Handwriting and

Orthography, 71 2. Accuracy in copying French

and English, 104 3. Arithmetic (elementary), 75 4. English Composition, 67

Record Office. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71. 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar & Decimal Fractions),

74-77 3. Book-keeping by Single Entry,

57 4. Précis, 72 5. Geography, 39 6. History of England, 46

* In examinations which are not competitive the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

7. Latin (translation), 101 8. French (translation), 104

Reformatories, Office of Inspector of. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (elementary), 75 3. English Composition, 67

2. Transcribing.
3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 4. Précis, 72 5. Geography, 39 6. Translation from one Ancient or

Modern Foreign Language,

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II. SUPPLEMENTARY CLERKS.*

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Transcribing.
3. Arithmetic (the first four rules,

with Practice and the Rule

of Three), 79 4. Grammatical structure of sen

tences of a simple character.

[blocks in formation]

II. SUPPLEMENTARY CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69 2. Transcribing: 3. Arithmetic (the first four rules,

with Practice and the Rule

of Three), 75 4. Grammatical structure of sen

tences of a simple character, 71

Stationery Office. CLERKS AND OTHER PARTIES. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

Fractions), 74-77
3. English Composition, 67

Treasury. I. ESTABLISHMENT CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Précis, 72 4. Geography, 39 5. History of England, 45 6. First Three Books of Euclid,

87 7. Translation from one of the

following Languages, Latin, French, German, or Italian,—the selection being

left to the Candidate, 102 II. CLERKS IN

SOLICITOR'S OFFICE. 1. Writing from Dictation, 69 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67 4. General Principles of Equity

and Common Law, 84 5. Conveyancing. III. SUPPLEMENTARY CLERKS. 1. Examinations designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho. graphy, 71

THE

Seamen's Registry Office. (The same as for “Supplementary

Clerks” in the Board of Trade.)

Trade, Board of. I. ORDINARY CLERKS.*

1. Writing from Dictation, 69

* “My Lords would also be glad to receive a report of the Candidate's proficiency in any other subject or subjects, to be selected by him, in which he may desire to be examined.”--James Booth, Esq. to the Civil Service Commissioners.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-'17

ble), 75

War Department. I. PERMANENT CLERKS AT PALL MALL. 1. Exercises designed to test

Hand ting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 68 4. Précis, 72 5. Geography, 39 6. History, 48 7. Latin, or one Foreign Lan.

guage,* 102 II. PERMANENT CLERKS AT OUT

STATIONS.
[Clerks in Military Store Service,

Clerks in Royal Engineers'
Offices, and Clerks in Barrack

Offices.)
1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthography, and Grammatical

correctness, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Geography, 39

4. History, 48 III. PURVEYORS' CLERKS.F 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 71 2. Arithmetic (up to and in

cluding Vulgar und Decimal

Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67 IV. CLERKS AT THE ROYAL ARSENAL,

WOOLWICH, AND AT THE MA-
NUFACTURING BRANCHES OF

THE WAR DEPARTMENT.I
1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (the ordinary rules,

including Avoirdupois Ta3. Timber Measurement. 4. Correspondence, 67 5. The distinguishing Character

istics of the Materials used in the Service, and the Mode of Computation employed

for each. V. CLERKS AT OUT-STATIONS, AND

TEMPORARY CLERKS AT THE
ROYAL GUN FACTORIES (WHEN
THEY ARE NON-COMMISSIONED

OFFICERS OF THE LINE).
1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Correspondence, 67 VI. TEMPORARY CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting, Orthography,
and Grammatical correct.

ness, 71
2. Arithmetic (elementary), 75

Woods, Office of. 1. CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77
3. Précis, 72
4. English History, 45,
5. Translation from either French

or Latin, 102 II. CLERKS TO SURVEYORS OF FO

RESTS, 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Book-keeping, 59 4. Correspondence, 67

* In examinations which are not competitive the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

+ It is desirable that the Candidate should be conversant with wie Foreign Lauguage (French or German, for instance), and with the general outlines of History, although an examination in these branches of kuowledge will not be insisted on.

On account of the peculiar knowledge required from Candidates for these Clerkships, "it has for the present been decided that Non-commissioned Officers from the Royal Artillery and Royal Sappers and Miners alone should be admitted as competitors.”

5. Copying a Plan.

6. Measuring with a Chain. III. WRITING CLERKS, QUIT--RENT

OFFICE, IRELAND). 1. Writing from Dictation, 69 2. Arithmetic (elementary), 75

Works, Office of.
CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Book-keeping (Principles of),

59
4. Correspondence, 67
5. Précis, 72

Handwriting, Punctuation,

and Orthography, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Calculation of Percentages, 81 4. English Grammar. 5. Correspondence, 67 6. Précis, and the Preparation of

Schedules, 72 II. TRANSCRIBERS, SORTENS, AND

INDEXERS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71
2. Copying.
3. English Composition, 67

Joint-Stock Companies' Registry

Office. (The same as for Supplementary

Clerks, Board of Trade.)

SCOTLAND.

Board of Fisheries. I. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to

test Handwriting and Ortho.

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (first four rules

and Rule of Three), 79 3. Book-keeping by Single Entry,

57 4. Correspondence, 67 II. FISHERY OFFICERS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (the first four rules

and Cask Mensuration), 75 3. Correspondence, 67

Lunacy Board. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Correspondence, 67 4. Book-keeping by Single En

try, 57

Post-Office. See page 10.

Board of Supervision. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 7! 2. Arithmetic, including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions, 74-77 3. Correspondence, 67 4. Geography, 39 5. English History, 45

Prisons Board. ASSISTANT CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Correspondence, 67 4. Book-keeping by Single En

try, 57

General Register Office. I. CLERKS.

1. Exercises designed to test

Queen's and Lord Treasurer's

Remembrancer's Office. CLERKS.

1. Exercises designed to test

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