Physical description

A lined quarto sheet of paper with handwriting in pen. It is a letter from former Ballarat School of Mines student Louis Buchner to Frederick Martell, Registrar of the Ballarat School of Mines.

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School of Mines
To Mr F.J. Martell
registrar S.M.B.
Dear Sir,
As I have passed the examinations and completed the requisite practical experience, I beg to apply that the interim certificates for Mine Manager and Geologist respectively be issued to me. I would also be glad if you could issue an official testimonial, as I am about to apply for a position in the Mines Dept, soon to be vacant, + I wish to forward the above certificates (official interim) and Testimonial in support of my applicant.
I have the honour
to be, sir,
Faithfully Yours
Louis W.G. Buchner