References for William Morgan

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    Articles and Books by William Morgan

  1. W Morgan, The Doctrine of Annuities and Assurances (with introduction and essay by Richard Price).To which is added An essay on the present state of population in England and Wales by R. Price, London, (1779)
  2. W Morgan, An Examination of Dr. Crawford's Theory of Heat and Combustion, (1781)
  3. W Morgan, Electrical Experiments made to ascertain the non-conducting power of a perfect vacuum, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, LXXV (1785), p. 272.
  4. W Morgan, On the Probabilities of Survivorship, etc. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, lxxviii (1788) p. 331
  5. W Morgan, On the method of determining from the real probabilities of life the value of a contingent reversion in which three lives are involved in the survivorship Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, lxxix (1789) p. 40.
  6. W Morgan, continuation of the 1789 paper, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society , lxxxi (1791) p. 246.
  7. W Morgan, continuation of the 1789 paper, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, lxxxiv (1794) p. 223 .
  8. W Morgan, continuation of the 1789 paper, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, xc (1800) p. 22.
  9. W Morgan, A Review of Dr. Price's writings on the subject of the Finances of the Kingdom, to which are added the three plans communicated by him to Mr. Pitt in 1786 for redeeming the National Debt, with later 2nd edition. (1792)
  10. W Morgan , Facts addressed to the serious attention of the People of Great Britain, respecting the expense of the War and the state of the National Debt in 1796, Four Editions, also Additional Facts on the same subject, Four editions. (1796)
  11. W Morgan, An Appeal to the People of Great Britain on the present alarming state of the Public Finances and of Public Credit, Four editions (1797)
  12. W Morgan, A Comparative View of the Public Finances from the beginning to the close of the late Administration, (1801). Three editions. With a supplement in 1803.
  13. W Morgan, Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. Richard Price, D.D., F.R.S., London (1815)
  14. W Morgan, Sermons on various subjects by the late Richard Price, D.D., F.R.S., London (1816)
  15. W Morgan, Works by Dr. Price, with Memoir of his Life, London (1816)
  16. W Morgan, The Principles and Doctrine of Assurances, Annuities on Lives and Contingent Reversions, (a revised edition of the Doctrine of Annuities and Assurances of 1779) (1821)
  17. W Morgan, A View of the Rise and Progress of the Equitable Society, (a 2nd edition was published in 1829) (1828)
  18. W Morgan ), Nine Addresses to Members of the Equitable (printed at various times, and finally collected in one volume) (1854

Articles:

  1. J G Anderson, William Morgan and X-Rays, Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries, 17, (1945) 219-221.
  2. T Bayes and R Price, An essay towards solving a problem in the Doctrine of Chances. By the late Rev. Bayes, F.R.S., communicated by Mr Price, in a letter to John Canton, A.M. F.R.S., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 53 (1763)370-418.
  3. P R Cox and R H Storr-Best, Surplus in British life assurance: actuarial control over its emergence and distribution during 200 years, (Cambridge, 1962).
  4. A De Moivre, The doctrine of chances, London (1718)
  5. A De Moivre, Annuities on lives, London (1725)
  6. A De Morgan , Some Account of James Dodson, F.R.S., Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, 14, (1868) 341-364.
  7. J Dodson, On the Improvement of the Bills of Mortality, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London ,47, (1752) 333-340,
  8. J Dodson, On Annuities and Survivorships, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 48, (1754) 487-499.
  9. J Dodson, A letter to the Reverend William Brakenridge, D.D., F.R.S. with a Table of the value of annuities on lives, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 49, (1756a) 891-892.
  10. J Dodson, First Lecture on Insurances (1756b), see typed manuscript by T G Kabele (c. 1984) http://kabele.net/papers/dodsonms2.pdf also in Institute of Actuaries Library, also in Haberman S. and Sibbett T. (1995)-see below.
  11. A I Dunlop, The Scottish Ministers 'Widows' Fund, 1743-1993, St. Andrew Press, Edinburgh, (1992)
  12. W P Elderton, William Morgan, FRS, 1750-1833, Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries, 14 (1931) 1-20.
  13. W P Elderton, William Morgan, FRS, 1750-1833, Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, 64 (1933) 364-365.
  14. D O Forfar, History of the Development of the Actuarial Profession and of Actuarial Thought in Scotland, 26th International Congress of Actuaries, 2 (1998) 451-479.
  15. S Haberman and T Sibbett, A History of Actuarial Science, V, (1995) 80-143 and X, 8-17.
  16. A Hald, History of Probability and Statistics before 1750, John Wiley, New Jersey (2003)
  17. Halley E. (1693), An estimate of the degrees of mortality of mankind drawn from tables of births and funerals in the city of Breslau with an attempt to ascertain the price of annuities upon lives, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 17, 596-610. (reprinted in Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, 112, 279-301).
  18. Halley E. (1693), Some further considerations of the Breslau Bills of Mortality, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 17, 654-656. (reprinted in Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, 112, 279-301).
  19. G Heywood, Edmond Halley, Actuary, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 35, (1994) 151-154.
  20. Institute of Actuaries (1950), Catalogue of the exhibition illustrating the History of Actuarial Science in Great Britain with special reference to the Institute of Actuaries, Proceedings of the Centenary Assembly of the Institute of Actuaries, Volume I (1950),
  21. Sir H Maxwell, Annals of the Scottish Widows Fund, 1815-1914, R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh (1914).
  22. M E Ogborn, Equitable Assurances, Allen and Urwin, London (1962).
  23. R Price, A demonstration of the second rule in Essay towards solving a problem in the Doctrine of Chances published in volume 53 (see reference above). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 54 , (1764) 296-325.
  24. R Price, Observations on Reversionary Payments, London (1771) and supplementary editions up to 7th edition in 1812.
  25. R Price, Observations on the proper method of keeping accounts and determining from year to year the State of the of the Society of Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships, manuscript (1774) in the Library of the Institute of Actuaries.
  26. T Simpson, The doctrine of annuities and reversions, deduced from general and evident principles; with useful tables, shewing the values of single and joint lives, etc, at different rates of interest. To which is added, a method of investigating the value of annuities by approximation, without the help of tables. London (1742)
  27. T Simpson, The nature and laws of chance, London (1792).
  28. D O Thomas, Enlightenment and Dissent, Cambrian Printers, Aberystwyth (2007).
  29. C Walford, The History of the Equitable Society, from the date of its projection in 1756 down to 1873, London (1875). Reprinted from the article by Walford C. in The Insurance Cyclopaedia, Volume II (London, 1873).

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