Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England, Volumen17

H.M. Stationery Office, 1856

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Página 94 - Battersea 2,443 persons it was ascertained died from cholera in the same time. The deaths in the latter districts exceeded by nearly 2,000 the deaths that would have occurred if cholera had only been as fatal as it was in the houses that derived their water from Ditton.
Página 26 - April 22nd caused very great injury to vegetation generally, and many even hardy plants were killed. The fall of rain in June amounted to one inch only, and the defect on the quarter exceeds two inches. The mean temperature of the air at Greenwich for the quarter ended May, constituting the three spring months, was 47°'7, being 1°'3 above the average of 80 years.
Página 71 - It will, however, be useful to obtain an approximate answer ; and this we have been able to give, by determining the probable proportion of women who bear children at each age from the Swedish returns; and by applying the fraction expressive of this proportion to the English women living in 1851 at the corresponding age, the probable number of them who become mothers every year is determined. The total number thus determined for the year 1851 is 609,845; while the actual average number of the births...
Página 42 - Note. — In reading this table it will be borne in mind that the sign (— ) minus signifies below the average, sfid that the sign ( + ) plus signifies above the average.
Página 86 - Mortality, 1853—4. — It was shown by the investigations in the former report that the mortality of the cholera epidemic is highest on the land at the low mouths of rivers, and generally on the low ground of towns. It was also shown that in London the mortality increases as the ground on which the houses stand falls from Ilainpstead and from Norwood to the Thames.
Página ix - This might, much more properly than charity-schools, be called a new scheme. For, without question, the education of poor children was all along taken care of, by voluntary charities more or less: but obliging us by law to maintain the poor, was new in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Yet, because a change of circumstances made it necessary, its novelty was no reason against it. Now, in that legal provision for the maintenance of the poor, poor children must doubtless have had a part in common with...
Página 90 - In three cases (marked with an asterisk) the same districts are supplied by two companies. After correcting the above Table and the tables of cholera 1848-49, for the effects of elevation, it is found that a large residual mortality remains, which is fairly referable to the impurity of the -water ; for it is least where the water is known to be sweetest, greatest where the water is known to be the most impure. After the great loss of life in...
Página 4 - The AVERAGE PRICES of Consols, of Wheat, Meat, and Potatoes ; also the AVERAGE QUANTITY of Wheat sold and imported weekly, in each of the Nine Quarters ending June 30th, 1857.
Página 89 - MANIT. 1. What is the source from which the Water Company obtains the water for the supply of the London districts? If wholly or partly from a river or running stream, state at what point the supply is taken. 2. Is it the same as it was in 1849 ? 3. Are the methods of filtration and purification the same as those in use in 1849 ? 4. Is the area of supply the same ? 5. If any changes have been made in either of the above particulars, what are the date and natureof those changes ? 6.
Página 3 - England. In consequence of an instruction from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, the Duke of Newcastle, the information that has been registered for some time, in conformity with the Act of Parliament, has been abstracted, and the...

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