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JOURNAL

OF THE

STATISTICAL SOCIETY

OF

LONDON.

VOL. V.

LONDON :
JOHN WILLIAM PARKER, 445, WEST STRAND.

1842,

NOTICE.

The Council of the Statistical Society of London wish it to be under-
stood, that, while they consider it their duty to adopt every means
within their power to test the facts inserted in this Journal, they do not
hold themselves responsible for their accuracy, which must rest upon the
authority of the several Contributors.

London : Printed by W. CLOWES and Sons, 14, Charing Cross.

CONTENTS.

OF VOL. V.

Page

Report on General Education, Superior, Secondary, and Primary, in France.

By the Rev. H. L. Jones, M.A., late Fellow of Magdalene College, Cam-

bridge. Communicated by the Statistical Society of Manchester . 1

On the Prices and Fluctuations of Grain in Prussia and England, from 1816 to

1841. By Rawson W. Rawson, Esq., Hon. Sec. . .

Progress of the two Sicilies under the Spanish Bourbons, from the Year

1734–35 to 1840. By John Goodwin, Esq., Her Majesty's Consul for

Sicily . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Statistics of the present Depression of Trade at Bolton; showing the mode in

which it affects the different Classes of a Manufacturing Population. By

Henry Ashworth, Esq., one of the Directors of the Chamber of Commerce

of Manchester . . . . . . . . . . .

Report of Private Medical Practice for 1840. By Charles Cowan, M.D.

E. and P., Physician to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Reading Dis-

pensary, F.S.S., &c. . . . . . . . . . 81

Eighth Annual Report of the Council of the Statistical Society of London,

Session 1841-42 . . . . . . . . . . 86

Proceedings of the Statistical Society of London . . . . . 91

Miscellaneous . . . . . . .

. . . 93

Statistics of the Municipal Institutions of the English Towns. By Joseph

Fletcher, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, Hon. Sec.

. 97

Report of the Committee on Hospital Statistics . . . . . 16

Progress of the Two Sicilies under the Spanish Bourbons, from the Year

1734–35 to 1840. By John Goodwin, Esq., Her Majesty's Consul for

Sicily—(continued from p. 73) . . . . . . . . 177

Notice on Periodical Phenomena. By Professor A. Quetelet, Foreign Member

of the Statistical Society of London, &c. &c. . . . . . 208

Royal Decree, dated 20th October, 1841, for the Regulation of the Functions

and Operations of the Central Statistical Commission of Belgium, ap-

pointed by a Decree of the 16th March, 1841 . . . . . 209

Report on the Condition of the Working Classes in the Town of Kingston-

upon-Hull. By the Statistical Society of Manchester . . . . 212

Abstract from a Register of Accidents in the Coal Mines of the Chamber and

Werneth Company, at Oldham, during the Year ended October 31st, 1841.

By Joseph Fletcher, Esq., Hon. Sec.

222

On Accidents upon the Railways in Great Britain. By C. R. Weld, Esq. . 226

A Table of the new Duties on Foreign and British Plantation Corn, Flour, and

Meal . . . . . . . . . .

Comparative Chances of Life in different Classes of the Community . 230

Proceedings of the Statistical Society of London

230

Miscellaneous . . . . . .

Statistics of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. By James Heywood,

Esq., F.R.S., and the Rev. Professor Powell, M.A., F.R.S. . . . 235

Statistical Illustrations of the Past and Present State of Lancashire, and more

particularly of the Hundred of Salford. By Henry Ashworth, Esq. 245

On the Origin, Custody, and Value of Parish Registers, with an abstract of the

Registers of the Collegiate Church of Manchester. By the Rev. Richard

Parkinson, B.D., Canon.

. . . . . . 256

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