References for Thomas Bond Sprague

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Articles:

  1. T B Sprague, G King, J Karup, M Am Bégault and M L Marie, The Universal Notation, Transactions of the 2nd International Actuarial Congress (1898), 618.
  2. T B Sprague, Select life tables deduced from the Institute of Actuaries' experience (healthy males), with commutation columns and monetary values at 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2 and 4 per cent (1896).
    Shelved at: VXL/73 rsl [IF archive] (Lon) [Faculty: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Department 072.1942 SPR] [RKN: 4587]
  3. D O Forfar, Early Mortality Tables, Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science, (eds. J L Teugels and B Sundt), Vol. 2 (John Wiley, 2004), 597.
  4. T B Sprague, On legislation as to life insurance and life insurance companies (c1870).
    [Faculty: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Department Pamphlet file, vol 13] [RKN: 70761]
  5. T B Sprague, Treatise on Life Office Accounts: Showing in particular how the annual revenue account and balance sheet ov a company shoud be drawn up, so as to be in strict conformity with the schedules ov the Life Assurance Companies Act 1870; and containing a complete examination ov the accounts deposited with the Board of Trade under that Act : Forming Part II ov 'Life insurance in 1872', (Charles and Edwin Layton, 1874).
  6. T N Thiele, On a mathematical formula to express the rate of mortality throughout the whole span of life (translation by T B Sprague in Journal of the Institute of Actuaries 16 (1871), 313-329.
  7. D O Forfar, Mortality Laws, Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science (eds. J L Teugels and B Sundt) Vol. 2 (John Wiley, 2004), 1141,
  8. University of Cambridge, Historical Register of the University of Cambridge up to 1910.
  9. Royal Society of Edinburgh, Archive of Fellows, http://www.royalsoced.org.uk
  10. G King, Memoir of Dr Thomas Bond Sprague, Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, 52 (1921), 241-259. Also Obituary Notice, Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries 9 (1921), 40; 379.
  11. T B Sprague, Annuities, article in 9th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (scientific eds, J Clerk Maxwell and T H Huxley) (A and C Black, Edinburgh, 1875).
  12. L Campbell and W Garnett, Life of James Clerk Maxwell (1882) page 326.
    http://www.sonnetusa.com/bio/maxbio.pdf
  13. T B Sprague, On the causes of insolvency in life assurance companies and the best means of detecting, exposing and preventing it (1874): [Paper read at the Belfast meeting in 1874 of the British Association].
    [Faculty: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Department 368.3 SPR Pamphlet file, vol 13 Pamphlet file, vol 44] [RKN: 70199]
  14. Bust placed in the Faculty of Actuaries, Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries 1, 15.
  15. Bust placed in the Institute of Actuaries, Journal of the Institute of Actuaries 37, 111.
  16. T B Sprague, On the nature of the curves whose intersections give the imaginary roots of an algebraic equation, Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh 30 (1882), 467-480.
  17. T B Sprague, On a new algebra, by means of which permutations can be transformed in a variety of ways, and their properties investigated, Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh 37 (1893), 399-411.
  18. T B Sprague, Note on the evaluation of functions of the form 00, Edinburgh Mathematical Society (1884).
  19. T B Sprague, On the different possible non-linear arrangements of eight men on a chess board, Edinburgh Mathematical Society (1889).
  20. T B Sprague, On the transformation and classification of permutations, Edinburgh Mathematical Society (1890).
  21. T B Sprague, On the geometrical interpretation of ii, Edinburgh Mathematical Society (1893).
  22. T B Sprague, On the eight Queens' problem, Edinburgh Mathematical Society (1899).
  23. T B Sprague, On the singular points of plane curves, Edinburgh Mathematical Society (1902).
  24. T B Sprague, Presidential Address to Institute of Actuaries, Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, 24 (1882), 1; 24 (1883), 229; 25 (1884), 65; 25 (1885), 293.
  25. T B Sprague, Presidential Address to the Actuarial Society of Edinburgh and to the Faculty of Actuaries, Transactions of the Actuarial Society of Edinburgh, 1, 269-287.
Actuarial papers

Dr. Sprague wrote actuarial papers on mortality, graduation, interpolation, life interests and reversionary interests, combined marriage and mortality tables, vaccination against smallpox, premium rates, distribution of life office surplus, valuation of life office liabilities, life office expenses, legislation of life companies, causes of life office insolvencies, transfer of business from one life office to another, use of probability in actuarial studies.

These are available by consulting the library website of the Faculty of Actuaries and the Institute of Actuaries at this website and entering Sprague under Free Text Search.


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