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Railway Comp., Gt. Northern. 380 | School, Freemasons, Females 418 Gt. Western. 380

Males .. 418 Raine's Charities

409
Greenwich Hospital

232 Rangers, &c..........

165

Grey Coat, Westin... 342 Record-Office

287
Harrow

341 Records & Writs, Clerks of . 286 Ladies' Charity 409 Rectors and Vicars.

318
Manchester..

339 Recruiting Department 281

Mercers' Grammar 339 Refuge for the Destitute 420

Merchant Tailors 340 Regent's Canal Company 378

National Society

327 Register of Deeds, Middlesex 291 Orphan Working 409 Office in Chancery.... 286 Philological

410 Office of Birtlis, &c.. 185

Queen Elizabeth's.... 341 & Record of Seamen 162 Reading

339 (Lloyd's) of Shipping 377 Repton

340 Religious Tract Society.

326
Richmond

341 Retired Army Officers

253
Royal Naval

413 Report Office ...

286

Royal Naval Female .. 414 Royal Arsenal, Woolwich .... 277 Rugby

341 Naval Hospitals

231
St. Ann's

41) Naval Med. Supp. Fund. 233 St. Margaret's Hospital 342 Navy

200
St. Paul's...

339 Academy of Arts..

354
St. Saviour's

341 Academy of Music.... 358 Shrewsbury.

339 Artillery.

267
Westminster

340 Engineers

270
Welsh ...

409 Forests

165

Yorkshire Society's .. 412 Hunt 153 Schools, Inspectors of

143 Marines.

272 Schoolmasters, Society for.... 418 Marine Office

229 Science and Art, Board of Military College. 282 Trade, Department of 161 Military Asylum 283 Scotch Mines Corporation

376 Military Academy.. 276 Secretaries of State .......

158 Observatories 229 Serjeants at Law.

291 Society

352 Sewers, Metropol. Commis. of 381 Society of Literature .. 358 Sheriffs of Counties..... 299 Soc. for the Protection

of London..

363 of Life from Fire..

421 Ship Owners' Society. 381 Rupture Society

406 Ships, Denomin. and Classes of 217 Russia Company

375 Small Debts, Society for 419 St. Mich. and St. Geo., Knts.of 120 Sons of Clergy, Corporation of 324 St. Patrick, Society of

413

Anniversary of 325 Knights of 111 Sovereigns of Europe

........ 103 School Charities 409 South-Sea Company

375 School, Archbp. Tenison's 342 Southwark, Borough Court of 296 Aske's Hospital.. 409 Stamp and Tax Offices

176 Beccles .... 343 State-Paper Office

287 Birmingham 340 Stationery-Office

184 Blind 410 Statistical Society

359 Britislı and Foreign 412 Steam Vessels, List of Govmnt. 221 Blue Coat, Westm. 342 Storekeeper Gen's. Department 227 Bury..

340 Strangers' Friend Society..... 418 Charter-House 342 Sunday Schools, Society for .. 326 Christ's Hospital

339 Suppression of Vice, Soc. for.. 421 City of London 368 Surveyors' Department (Adm.) 226 Clergymen's Orphans 325 Taxing Masters, Chancery 285

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Tenths Office......
324 Wales, Prince of .....

156 Thistle, Knights of the 110 War Dep. Sec. of State's Office 274 Tithe Commissioners 186 War-Office...

274 Trade, Board of ..... 160 Store Department

275 Protection Society 377 - Contract Department

275 Transports and Prisoners of

-Clothing Department. ... 275 War, Directors of .. 228

Small Arm Department 276 Travellers' Society

417 Water-Works, East London,. 380 Treasury

165

Grand Junction 381 Trinity-house

233

New River.... 380 Truss-Society, City of London 406

Stbwrk & Vxhll 380 National 405

West Middlesex 381 University, Cambridge 332

Lambeth...... 381 Durham

334 Westminster Court .... 295 College.. 336 West India Committee

377 London

335 West India Islands, Office for
Oxford
330 the relief of ...

167 Vaccine Establishmt., National 406 Widows, Distressed, Soc. for 419 Institution, London.. 407

Medical Men's, S. for 415 Van Diemen's Land Company 376 Woods and Forests, Office of.. 164 Vicar-General's-Office 292 Yeomen of the Guard ........ 151 Vice-Chancellor's-Officers.... 287 Young Females, Soc.for protect. 422 Victualling-Offices ... 231 | Zoological Society .... 357

.... 441

SCOTLAND.
Academy of Paint., Roy. Scot. 441 Lord-Lieutenants..

435 Advocates ... 434 Lyon-Court

434 Antiquaries, Society of. 440 Magistrates of Edinburgh ... 435 Arts, Society of

441 Manufactures, Trustees for 444 Banks....

444 Naval and Mil. Academy Baronets 429 Officers of State

432 Bishops 436 Peers

423 Chamber of Commerce 445 Peeresses

428 Chancery Office 434 Police Court

435 Chapel Royal .. 432 Post-Office.

442 College of Physicians 438 Privy Scal.

432 Surgeons. 440 Queen's Household

432 King's.

437 Regalia, Commissioners for 432 Marischal

437 Register of Sasines.... 434 Courts of Law.. 433 Royal Archers........

432 Customs

442 Royal Burghs, Convention of.. 444 Deans

Society...

440 Edinburgh Academy.. 438

Institution Excise....

443 Scots Episcopal Church 436 Fisheries, &c., Trustees for.... 444 Sheriffs

435 Freemasons, Grand Lodge of.. 445 Signet-Office..

434 General Assembly 436 Staff-Officers

433 Highland and Agricul. Soc. 445 Stamp and Tax-Office. 443 High School of Edinburgh.... 438 Teind Court

434 Horticultural Society 441 Universities

436 Inland Revenue 443 Wernerian Society

441 Keepers of Palaces

432

... 436

..... 441

....

Admiralty, Court of
467 Law Department...

466 Aldermen, Dublin 469 Linen Hall

479 Apothecaries' Hall.

478 Lord Lieutenant's Household 464 Archdeacons 472 Lord Lieutenants

465 Arms, Office of.. 463 Magistrates of Dublin

469 Banks.. 479 Maynooth College

476 Baronets

462 Metropolitan Court of Armagh 471 Bishops

459 Newry and Mourne, exempt Board of Education 473 Jurisdiction of

472 Castle Chapel 464 Ordnance Office

465 Chamber of Commerce. 479 Peers

447 Civil Service, Payınaster of 469 Peeress.

459 Commissioners, Ecclesiastical. 473 Physicians, College of. 477 _ of Education. 473 Police Courts

469 Encumbered L'ost-Office

470 Estates ..... 472 Prerogative Court

471 Poor Law .... 473 Privy Council

446 for Endowed Public Works, Board of 472 Schools...

472 Queen's Counsel and Sergeants 467 for Trade and

University

474 Manufactures

472
Colleges

475 Consistorial Court 471 Record Office

469 Courts of Law.. 466 Register-Office

468 Crown Solicitors 469 Royal Irish Academy

478 Custodes Rotulorum

465 Royal Dublin Society. 478 Customs.

469 Royal Academy of Painting .. 479 Deans

471 Royal Hibernian Mil. School 479 Engineer Depart. Royal 466 / Sheriffs

468 Excise 470 Staff Officers,

465 Free-Masons 480 Stamp-Office.

470 General Survey and Valuation State-Officers

464 of Ireland.. 472 Surgeons, College of

478 Inland Revenue Office 470 University of Dublin

473 Insolvent Debtors, Commiss.. 467 |

COLONIES AND ISLANDS. Antigua

488 Gold Coast 495 Newfoundland 484 Australia 492 Grenada

487 New South Wales, 490 Bahama Islands., 486 Guernsey.. 491 New Zealand 492 Barbadoes 486 Guiana.

489 Nova Scotia 484 Bengal

473 Heligoland 482 Pr. Edward's Island 484 Bermuda 489 Honduras

466 Sierra Leone 495 Berbice 489 Hong Kong... 492 St. Christopher

488 Bombay .... 374 Ionian Islands 482 St. Helena

494 British Guiana .. 489 Jamaica

485 St. Lucia .

487 Canada...... 483 Jersey

481 St. Vincent

486 Capeof Good Hope 493 Labuan

495 Tobago

487 Ceylon 490 Madras 374 Trinidad

487 Demerara and Es- Malta

482 Turks and Caicos sequibo 489 Man, Isle of 481

Islands... 486 Dominica 489 Mauritius

494 Vancouver's Island 485 Falkland Islands. . 495 Montserrat 488 Van Diemen's Land 491 Gambia 495 Nevis

488 Victoria .... 491 Gibraltar

481 New Brunswick, . 484 Virgin Islands.... 488

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PRELIMINARY NOTES.

Esplanatory Notices . . .
Correspondence of Eras

ai 1856
Table for finding Sun.

rising and Sun-setting 3, 4 Hizh Wales at Outports. 5 Heights of High Water at

the Londoa Docks for

1856....
Oeculations of Stars ..8, 9
Table of Duration of
Moonlight

10 Notes for the Year.. Eclipses in 1856. .

11 The Foer Quarters of the Year :

11 Terms and Returns ... 11 Traufer Dars

19 Holidase at Public Offices 12 Qaarier-Sessions ..... 13 THE CALENDAR... 14-37 Hebrev and Mohamme

dar Calendars ...14-36 MISCELLANEOUS REGIS

TER,
The Risal Faasily .... 38
Cuif offers of the

Queen's Hoovebold
Pruce Albert's Household 38
Prince of Wales'e do. 39
Daches of keut's do. 39
The Ministry ... 39
Lut of House of Peers ...
List of House of Commons . 44
Alpáabetical List of Members

Page English Bishops and Deans 31 Courts of Law

....SI Lords Lientenant

34 Foreign Ministers in Eng

land, and Queen's Minis-
ters abroad ...

54 Lord Mayor and Aldernen of London ..

55 SCOTLAND

. 56 IRELAND,

. 57 COLONIES

.. 60 COMMERCE. Bank Directors

62 Branch Banks

02 East Judia Directors 62 Bankers in London

62 Army Agents.

63 Navy Agents

63 EDUCATION. University of Oxford . . . 63

Cambridge . 65

Page Foundation Schools .... 69 Scotch Uuiversities. 70 Dublin University,

71 Queen's University and Colleges ...

71 Maynooth College .. Belfast Tustitucion...

72 Inns of Court

72 Scientific Institutions ... 72 MISCELLANEOUS INFOR

MATION. Table of Kings and Queens 76 Circuits of the Judges .. 76 Central Criminal Court . 76 Law and other Public :

77 Iron- Masters . Quarterly

Meetings... Hackney Carriage Fares . 79 Allowance to witnesses.. 80 Metropolitan WaterComps. 80

Gas

do... 80 Fire-Engine Stations General and Twopenny Post Office ....

.

.. 38

London ... 65
UniversityCollege, London 66
King's College..
New College, London ... 68
College of Preceptors . . 63
Owen's Coll., Manchester, . 68
Manchester New College, . 68
Queen's Coll., Birmingham 68
Durlain University
St. David's College.... 69
St. Augustine's College .. 69
Royal Mil. Coll., Saudiunt 69
Royal Mil. Aend. Woolwich 69
Royal Naval Coll., Ports-

moath...:
East India Coll., Hailesbury 69
Royal Veterinary College 69

80--63 Mail Routes

83-87 Principal Club Houses . . 87 Fire and Life Insurance Companies

68--90 Exhibitionis, &c., open to

the Public kratuitously. 90
Cost of Licenses
Stamps
Assessed Taxes ...... 94
Ruleforcalculating Interest 95
Table to calculate Wages. 95
Weights and Measures . . 95
Weight of English Coins. 96
Memoranda for 16.57. ... 96

... 80

.... 67

... 68

..... ..... 92

. 69

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EXPLANATORY NOTICES.

EXPLANATORY NOTICES.

Explanalion of the column headed Thermometrical Register." Tue Thermometrical Register commences with Nov. 1854, and closes with Oct. 1855, inclusive. These registers have been carefully copied from those made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and which are also deposited with the Royal Society. They show the highest and lowest ranges within each twenty-four hours, from twelve different readings. Each month is placed with its corresponding month, as affording the most ready and advantageous means of comparison, although by this arrangement the register of the last two months of 1854 follows the ten months of 1855, which are all we can give up to the day of publication, Erplanation of the columns headed Length of day," Day's increase or decrease,"

Day breaks," and Twilight ends." The column headed “Length of day" contains the number of hours and minutes between sunrise and sunset. The column headed "Day's increase" expresses the number of hours and minutes which the day has increased since the shortest day; and, where the column is headed “Day's decrease," it expresses the number of hours and minutes which the day has decreased since the longest day; for example, the length of the longest day in 1836 is put down in the column “ Length of day" at 16h. 31m.; and on the 6th of July following we find that the length of the day, or the number of hours and minutes between sunrise and sunset, is set down at 16h. 23m.; hence the day has decreased 10m. since the longest day, and, accordingly, in the column “ Day's decrease," we find opposite July the 6th Oh. 1]m.

Equation of Time. In this Almanac the calculations are all made for mean time (given by the clock), instead of apparent time (given by the sun-dial), which latter had been used up to the year 1833. It must be obvious that, for all practical purposes, mean time is the most useful; and to obtain it from apparent time, the columns in the Almanac headed "Equation of Time" should be used. The column “ Equation of Time" ought, for example, to be consulted when persons are desirous of setting their clock by a sun-dinl. When clock after sun is written above the number of minutes and seconds opposite to the day, then the clock ought to be set so much slower than the sun-dial, and the contrary.

Moonlight. Tile Moon's age is set down in days and the nearest tenths of days from the time of change. Thus it is New Moon on the 7th of January at Ilh. lim. afternoon, and there. fore at noon on the 8th she is 12h. 43m. old, which is set down as five-ténths. The fraction of the day of course continues the same throughout the lunation.

"

LIST OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ERAS WITH THE YEAR 1856. [In those Eras which begin with the Christian year, the year alone is stated; in those

which begin at a different season, the month in which the 1st of January, 1836, occurs is also giren.]

Correspondence Abbre.

A.U.C. Year of the World (Constantinopolitan account)

with 1956, viations, Roman Year ...

2009

7364 A.M. Const, Ditto (Alexandrian account)

7348 A.M. Alex. Ditto (Jewish account)..

23rd Thebet 5616 A.M. Era of Nabonassar

8th Pharmuti 2704 Ær. Nab. Egyptian

..... 25th Cohinc 2602 A. Ey. Julian Period

6369 Jul. Per. Dioclesian, or of Martyrs

... 25th Cohiac 1572 Er. Diocl. Seleucides, or Grecian

Audynæus 2167 Ær. Seleuc. Death of Alexander

3d month of 2179 A. Mor. Alex. Era of Tyre..

.... Audynæus 1980 Ær. Tyr. Cæsarian of Antioch (Greek)

A dynaus 1904 Cars, Ant Ditto (Syrian)

i. Canun 1903 Era of Abraham

4th month of 3971 Ær. Abr. Spanish, or of the Cæsars

1.94 A. Caes. Persian Era of Yezdeyird III. (Parsee account)

1223 A. Pers, Armenian common year..

..5th Kngkots 1303 An Arm. Ditto ecclesiastical year

12th Kasuots 1304 Hegira

...22nd Rabiu II. 1272 Α.Η. Kaliyug..............

Poos or Margaly 4957 Cal. Salivahana

Ditto 1778 Saca. Vikramalitya •

Ditto 1912 Sumvat.

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