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45. The Woods and Forests Office. Candidates for clerkships to be between the age of seventeen and twenty-five years. The qualifications required are:

a. For ordinary clerks :

1. Writing from dictation.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Précis, i. e. making condensed abstracts of papers.

4. English history.

5. Translations from either French or Latin.

b. For clerks to surveyors of forests:

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Book-keeping.

4. Correspondence.

5. Ability in copying plans.

6. Knowledge of measuring with a chain.

46. The Works and Public Buildings Office. Candidates for ordinary clerkships to be between the age of seventeen and twenty-five, and candidates for clerkships in the Surveyor's Department to be between eighteen and thirty. For both classes the following qualifications are required:

1. Writing from dictation.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Principles of book-keeping.

4. Correspondence.

5. Précis, i. e. making condensed abstracts of documents.

In Scotland.

47. The Board of Fisheries. Candidates for clerkships to be between seventeen and twenty-five, and candidates for the appointment of fishery officer to be

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between twenty-one and thirty years of age. The qualifications required are:

a. For clerks :

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including the first four rules and the rule of three.

3. Book-keeping by single entry.

4. Correspondence.

b. For fishery officers:

1. Fair handwriting and orthography.

2. The first four rules of arithmetic and cask mensuration.

3. Correspondence.

48. The General Register Office for Scotland. Candidates for clerkships and for the post transcriber and sorter to be between the age of seventeen and twenty-five, and candidates for the place of indexer to be betweeen seventeen and thirty. The qualifications required are:

a. For clerks:

1. Good handwriting and orthography, especially punctuation.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Calculation of percentages.

4. English grammar.

5. Correspondence.

6. Précis, and the preparation of schedules.

b. For transcribers, sorters, and indexers:

1. Fair handwriting and orthography.

2. Copying.

3. English composition.

49. The Lunacy Board. Candidates for clerkships to be between the age of twenty-five and thirty-five, and to possess the following qualifications:

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Correspondence.

4. Book-keeping by single entry.

50. The Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office. Candidates to be between eighteen and twenty-eight years of age, and to give proof of the following qualifications:

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. English composition.

4. Geography.

5. English history.

6. Latin; or, a modern language.

51. The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Candidates for clerkships to be between seventeen and thirty-five years of age, and to possess the following qualifications:

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

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6. Translation from Latin, French, or German.

In Ireland.

52. The Chief Secretary's Office. Candidates for clerkships to be between eighteen and twenty-five, and candidates for the post of messenger to be between twenty and thirty-five years of age. The necessary qualifications are:

a. For ordinary clerks:

1. Writing from dictation.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. English composition.

4. Correspondence.

5. Précis, i. e. making abstracts of official papers. 6. Geography.

7. History.

b. For clerks in Fines and Penalties Office:

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Book-keeping by double entry.

4. English composition.

5. Geography.

c. For messengers:

1. Writing from dictation.
2. Elementary arithmetic.

Candidates for

53. Constabulary for Ireland. clerkships in the Chief Secretary's Office to be between eighteen and twenty-five, and for the post of messenger to be between twenty and thirty-five years of age. Candidates for clerkships in the Receiver's Office to be between seventeen and twenty-five, and candidates for the appointment as cadet of constabulary to be between eighteen and twenty-four years of age. The qualifications required are:

a. For clerks in the Inspector General's Office: 1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. English composition.

4. Précis, i. e. making abstracts of documents. 5. Geography.

b. For messengers in the Inspector-General's

Office:

1. Writing from dictation.
2. Elementary arithmetic.

c. For clerks in the Receiver's Office:

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Book-keeping by double entry.

4. English composition.

5. Geography.

d. For cadets of constabulary:

1. Good handwriting and orthography.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal. fractions, and percentages.

3. English composition.

4. Geography, especially of Ireland.

54. The Convict Service. Candidates for clerkships to be between eighteen and twenty-five, and for the post of draftsman-clerk between eighteen and thirtyfive years of age. Candidates for an appointment as assistant schoolmaster to be not older than forty, and candidates for the situation of messenger to be between twenty and thirty-five years of age. The qualifications acquired are:

a. For all clerks :

1. Writing from dictation.

2. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

3. Correspondence.

4. Précis, i. e. making abstracts of official

papers.

b. For assistant schoolmasters:

1. Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions.

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