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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1865-1866-43

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ANNUAL REPORT 43 evident from the experience of the College as well as else- where that the Preparatory Schools in general are less successful than they used to be in enforcing accuracy in their rudimentary instruction It may perhaps be advisable to re- medy this serious neglect by establishing regular Grammar Class as preliminary in extreme cases for admission to the higher and proper work of the Department itself It is with sincere regret that' the Council announce the vacancy of the Chair of Modern History Professor Pearson who has held that office during ten years to the great honour and advantage of the College has been compelled by the state of his health to send in his resignation The Council had granted him year's leave of absence in the hope that the voyage to Australia might recruit his strength and enable him to resume his labours This hope having been dis- appointed the Council with great reluctance have accepted his resignation The duties of the office will be discharged by Mr Pearson's able substitute Mr Wright Fellow of Oriel till the Long Vacation and in the meantime arrangements will be made for the appointment of his successor At the University of Cambridge former Student of this Department Mr Caldwell distinguished himself as 10th Wrangler in the Mathematical Tripos and gained Fellowship at Corpus Christi College Mr Tovey was placed iu the 2nd Class of the Classical Tripos In the First Examination of the Indian Civil Service five King's College Candidates were successful viz Messrs George Edward Knox John Foster Stevens Richard Edward Candy Thomas Ormerod Wilkinson and William Thaine Several Students still in the Department are preparing them- selves systematically to follow their example It is under- stood that knowledge of Classics will have great weight in future examinations The Oriental Section properly so called of this Department is designed for those gentlemen who have passed the first examination just alluded to and have to qualify themselves for the final test which 13 to be their passport into the Civil
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