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REGULATIONS AND SPECIMENS OF PAPERS SET AT VARIOUS
PRINTED FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE,
PRINTERS IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY,
And to be purchased, either directly or through any Bookseller, from
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Memorandum respecting the Examinations of Candidates who may be nominated to compete for the Situation of Assistant in the British Museum, Bloomsbury.
[Principal Librarian's Office, and Departments of Printed Books, Manuscripts, Prints and Drawings, Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, Greek and Roman Antiquities, British and Medieval Antiquities, and Coins and Medals.]
Limits of Age.-18 and 30.
1. Writing from Dictation.
3. Elementary Mathematics, viz. :-Arithmetic, including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, with either Euclid, Books I. and II., or Algebra, including Simple Equations.
4. English Composition.
7. English History, from the Conquest to the end of the Eighteenth Century.
8. One ancient and one modern Language.
9. Any other Subject or Subjects which the Trustees may prescribe for the particular Department in which the vacancy has occurred.
NOTES.-(1.) All Candidates must pass to the satisfaction of the Civil Service Commissioners in all the foregoing subjects, but the Competition will be in Subjects 8 and 9. Under these heads, the Greek, Latin, French and German languages have been most frequently prescribed, but the following have also on some occasions been prescribed: Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Syriac, Egyptian (Ancient), Coptic, Arabic, Sanskrit, and (for the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities) Classical Archæology.
(2.) Examinations for Assistantships in the British Museum do not take place at fixed intervals, but are held from time to time as Candidates are nominated to compete on the actual occurrence of vacancies. The Civil Service Commissioners can give no information as to the persons from whom, or the means by which nominations are to be obtained.