Kane, Sir Robert. 'Report of the address at the opening of the fifth session of the Dublin Statistical Society'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol III Session 5, 1851/1852, pp.1-19
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. III Session 5 1851/1852
Honoured by the request of the council of this society that
I should, as acting vice-president, open the business of this its
fifth session with such observations as might serve to supplement
the annual report which has been laid before our members, and
should afford same explanation to our visitors as to the objects of
the society, and the progress we have as yet made, I hasten to
comply with the duties of a position in which my personal and
legitimate appreciation of the honour conferred upon me does not
blind me to its difficulties, or prevent me sincerely wishing that the
cause of the society, and of the important departments of science
which are its care, had been intrusted by the council to some more
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