BOWLEY SIR ARTHUR LYON 1869 - 1957 KTPROFESSOR OF STATISTICS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of lectures, papers and addresses, papers relatingto wages and incomes and papers from committees on wages, prices andeconomics. Also papers from committees on national incomes, food prices andpopulation estimates.

  • Box A Papers mainly of biographical interest 1900 - 1937.
  • Box B I. Miscellaneous papers c. 1911 - 1913.
  • II. Official Statistics: correspondence etc. on need for improvement 1912 -1921.
  • III. Miscellaneous papers and addresses 1920 - 1939.
  • IV. Miscellaneous papers and addresses 1898 - 1953.
  • V. Chadwick Lectures: "The Growth of Suburban Population in England" 1921.
  • VI. Encyclopaedia Britannica articles 1902 - 1929 and notes for revision,1944.
  • VII. Wage Index Number constructed for the London and Cambridge EconomicService 1924 - 1952.
  • Box C Mainly printed final reports and/or memorandum sent to MinistryCommittees 1918 - 1950.
  • Box D I. Income Notes 1860 - 1932.
  • II. Population Estimates 1896 - 1961.
  • III. Royal Commission on Food Prices, 1924.
  • IV. National Income, 1924.V. Intermediate Incomes, 1924.
  • V. Intermediate Incomes, 1924.
  • VI. National Income, 1911.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Arthur Lyon Bowley 1869 - 1957

Sir Arthur Lyon Bowley was educated at Christ's Hospital and Trinity CollegeCambridge. He started his career as an assistant master at St Johns schoolLeatherhead, 1893 - 1899, becoming a lecturer at the London School ofEconomics from 1895 and a mathematical lecturer at University College,Reading, 1900 - 1907. He stayed on at Reading to become Professor ofMathematics and Economics, 1907 - 1913, and lecturer in Economics, 1913 -1919. He then moved to the University of London to become Professor ofStatistics, 1919 - 1936, becoming Emeritus Professor in 1936. In 1940 hebecame acting director of the University of Oxford Institute of Statisticsand stayed until 1944.

Sir Arthur Bowley was also involved in the Royal Statistical Society, and wasvice-president 1907 - 1909, 1912 - 1914 and president 1938 - 1940. He wasequally involved in the Royal Economic Society, becoming vice-president.

His publications include:

  • England's Foreign Trade in the 19th Century(1893, 3rd ed. 1922)
  • Wages in the United Kingdom in the 19th Century(1900)
  • Elements of Statistics(1901, 6th ed. 1937)
  • National in Wealth and Trade(1904)
  • An Elementary Manual of Statistics(1910, 7th ed. 1951)
  • A General Course of Pure Mathematics(1913)
  • Measurement of Social Phenomena(1915)
  • War and External Trade(1915)
  • The Division of the Product of Industry(1919)
  • Changes in Distribution of Income(1920)
  • Official Statistics(1921)
  • The Course of Prices and Wages during the War(1921)
  • Some Economic Consequences of the Great War(1930)
  • Wages and Income in the United Kingdom since 1860(1937)
  • The Third Winter of Unemployment(1922)
  • Family Expenditure(1935)
  • Studies in National Income, 1924 - 1938(1942)

Arrangement

Listed by box.

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