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Shorthand Writers (1878)
Lists of members of the Phonetic Society, reports of Shorthand Writers Association and other meetings, news and advertisements, from the Phonetic Journal.

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Shorthand Writers
 (1878)
Traders and Professionals in Birmingham and Suburbs (1878)
The Post Office Directory of Birmingham with its Suburbs, edited by E. R. Kelly, and published in 1878, has two main alphabetical lists - Court and Commercial. The suburbs included are Aston, Bickenhill Park, Birchfield End, Castle Bromwich, Erdington, Saltley (with Washwood Heath), Ward End (including Little Bromwich) and Witton, in Warwickshire; Handsworth (with Soho), Harborne, Perry Barr and Smethwick, in Staffordshire; and King's Heath, King's Norton, Moseley, Northfield, Selly Oak and Yardley (including Hall Green and Stechford) in Worcestershire. The Commercial section, indexed here, lists all manner of traders, professional people and businesses.

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Traders and Professionals in Birmingham and Suburbs
 (1878)
Trainee Schoolmistresses at Ripon (1878)
The Education Department set examinations of trainee teachers at the various training colleges in Britain. This is the class list of the women who took examinations at the Teacher Training College at Christmas 1878. The names are given for the second year first, arranged by division in the examination (in order of merit for the first and second divisions), and then for the students of the first year, arranged similarly. Full names are given (with initials for middle names). The letter (D.) indicates that the candidate had obtained a certificate of competency as a teacher of drawing. (The sample scan is from a general class list for schoolmistresses)

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Trainee Schoolmistresses at Ripon
 (1878)
Trainee Schoolmistresses at Whitelands (1878)
The Education Department set examinations of trainee teachers at the various training colleges in Britain. This is the class list of the women who took examinations at the Teacher Training College at Christmas 1878. The names are given for the second year first, arranged by division in the examination (in order of merit for the first and second divisions), and then for the students of the first year, arranged similarly. Full names are given (with initials for middle names). The letter (D.) indicates that the candidate had obtained a certificate of competency as a teacher of drawing. (The sample scan is from a general class list for schoolmistresses)

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Trainee Schoolmistresses at Whitelands
 (1878)
Trainee Schoolmistresses (Church of England) (1878)
The Education Department set examinations of trainee teachers at the various training colleges in Britain. The sample scan is from the examination class lists, together with which were also printed lists of Queen's Scholars. First class scholarships of £17, with a personal allowance of £3, were awarded to pupil teachers and others for their teacher training. The scholarship lists are arranged in order of merit, with full names (surname first), and the name of the school at which the candidate was teaching. Those candidates who were not pupil teachers have their names in italics.

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Trainee Schoolmistresses (Church of England) 
 (1878)
National ArchivesMen of the Royal Engineers fighting in South Africa (1877-1879)
What is commonly called the Zulu War Medal was awarded to those British soldiers who fought in a series of conflicts in southern Africa from 1877 (the Kaffir War) through to 1879 (the Zulu War). In 1880 the various units submitted returns of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men 'entitled to the Medal for Military Operations in South Africa during 1877-8-9' and these 'medal rolls' are now in the National Archives. The returns are made with the information arranged in twelve columns: 1. Rank and name 2. Regimental number and rank at the time the medal was earned 3. Whether in possession of medal for previous wars 4. Whether engaged against the Gaikas, Galekas and other Kaffir tribes 1877-8 5. Whether engaged against Pokwane 1878 6. Whether engaged against the Griquas 1878 7. Whether engaged against the Zulus 1879 8. Whether engaged against Sekukuni as set forth in Par. 2. G. O. 9. Whether engaged against Moirosi's stronghold 10. Entitled to medal without clasp under Par. 4. 11. Serving with regiment, depot, dead, discharged, deserted, &c. 12. Notes and cross-references to the Adjutant-General's medal lists. WO 100/46.

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Men of the Royal Engineers fighting in South Africa
 (1877-1879)
Boys entering Harrow School (1879)
This First Volume of the Second Series of the Harrow School Register was edited by J. H. Stogdon and published in 1925. The boys are listed by term of entrance, and then alphabetically by surname and christian names (in bold). Next, in brackets and in italics, is the school house to which he belonged - or, H. B. indicating a day boy whose family lived in Harrow. Stogdon then gives the father's surname and initials, and address. In cases where the boy was prominent in sports at school, or won academic prizes, scholarships &c., that is given; then the year of leaving the school; and a synopsis of his career, so far as known.

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Boys entering Harrow School
 (1879)
Printer's widow elected to a pension (1879)
The Printers' Pension Society was formed 3 December 1827 for 'the relief of aged, infirm, and distressed workmen, and their widows, in the several branches of the printing trade'. This list of pensioners elected through to December 1881 sets out in tabular form sequential number; year of election; full name (surname first); occupation (such as compositor, pressman, warehouseman, &c.); age at election; total amount paid (to December 1881 where still then living); and year of decease. The names of pensioners still alive at the end of 1881 are given in italics. The final column gives the number of husband or of widow in those cases where the spouse appears elsewhere in the list.

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Printer's widow elected to a pension
 (1879)
National ArchivesZulu War Medal Roll: 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (1879)
List of Officers, Non Commissioned Officers, and men, entitled to the medal for military operations in South Africa, during 1877-8-9, and the names of those soldiers who would have been entitled except for Desertion, or Misconduct. The thirteen columns of the return give these details: [Rank:] [Name:] [Regtl. No. and Rank at the time Medal was earned:] [Whether in possession of medal for Previous Wars:] [Whether engaged against the Gaikas, Galekas and other Kaffir tribes 1877-8:] [Whether engaged against Pokwane 1878:] [Whether engaged against the Griquas 1878:] [Whether engaged against the Zulus in 1879:] [Whether engaged against Sekukuni as set forth in Par II of G. O.:] [Whether engaged against Moirosiís stronghold:] [Entitled to Medal with clasp under Para. IV:] [Remarks Serving with Regiment or depot dead discharged deserted &c:] [An empty column for notes] This regiment's actions were almost exclusively against the Zulus in 1879. WO 100/47

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Zulu War Medal Roll: 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
 (1879)
Voters in Macclesfield: Hurdsfield Ward (1879-1880)
The electoral register for 1879-1880, for parts of Hurdsfield, Macclesfield and Tytherington, in Cheshire.

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Voters in Macclesfield: Hurdsfield Ward
 (1879-1880)
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