School of Arts and Humanities


Articles by Timothy Alborn

About Gold

An Irish El Dorado: Recovering Gold in County Wicklow,” Journal of British Studies 50 (2011): 359-380 (pdf file)

About Insurance

“Dirty Laundry: Exposing Bad Behavior in Life Insurance Trials, 1830-1890.” In Margot Finn, Michael Lobban, and Jenny Bourne Taylor (eds.), Spurious Issues: Legitimacy in Law, Literature, and History, 1680-1900 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 148-172

"The first fund managers: Life insurance bonuses in Victorian Britain." In N. Henry & C. Schmitt (Eds.), Victorian investments: New perspectives on finance and culture (pp. 58-78). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Quill-Driving: British Life-Insurance Clerks and Occupational Mobility, 1800-1914,” Business History Review 82 (2008): 31-58 (pdf file)

"A License to Bet: Life Insurance and the Gambling Act in the British Courts," Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 14 (2008): 1-20.

Normal Bodies, Normal Prices: Interdisciplinarity in Victorian Life Insurance.” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Web, no. 49 (2008)

"The First Fund Managers: Life Insurance Bonuses in Victorian Britain," Victorian Studies 45 (2002): 67-92 (pdf file)

"Senses of Belonging: The Politics of Working-Class Insurance in Britain, 1880-1914," Journal of Modern History 73 (2001): 561-602 (pdf file)

"Insurance against Germ Theory: Commerce and Conservatism in Late-Victorian Medicine," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 75 (2001): 406-445 (pdf file)

About Banking and Finance

“Economics and Business.” In Francis O’Gorman (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 61-79.

"Capital/Credit." In J. T. Schnapp (Ed.), Speed limits (pp. 114-121). Milan: Skira.

Regulated Lives: Life insurance and British society, 1800-1914. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

"Coin and Country: Visions of Civilisation in the British Recoinage Debate, 1867-1894," Journal of Victorian Culture 3 (1998): 252-281 (pdf file)

"The Moral of the Failed Bank: Professional Plots in the Victorian Money Market," Victorian Studies 38 (1995): 199-225 (pdf file)

"Persuading by the Numbers: The Balance Sheet in Late Victorian Financial Journalism," in John Davis (ed.), New Economics and its Writing (Durham: Duke University Press, 1998), 212-230 (pdf file)

About Science and Society

"Age and Empire in the Indian Census," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 30 (1999): 61-89 (pdf file)

"Negotiating Notation: Chemical Symbols and British Society, 1831-1835," Annals of Science 46 (1989): 437-460 (pdf file)

"The Business of Induction: Industry and Genius in the Language of British Scientific Reform, 1820-1840," History of Science 34 (1996): 191-221 (pdf file)


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