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Biographical entry Jevons, William Stanley (1835 - 1882)

Born
1835
England
Died
August 1882
Occupation
Meteorologist and Assayer

Summary

William Jevons was assayer at the new Sydney Mint 1854-1859 then returned to England. While in Australia he made systematic observations in meteorology, botany, geology, and of social phenomena, and in 1857 became interested in the new art of wet-plate photography.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • William Stanley Jevons - Records, 1855 - 1857, B1610; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Stanley Jevons - Records, 1854 - 1856, ML MSS 1155; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Davison, Graeme, 'The Unsociable Sociologist: W.S. Jevons and his Survey of Sydney, 1856-8', Australian Cultural History, vol. 16, 1997-1998, pp. 127-150. Details
  • Marks, Robert E., 'William Stanley Jevons, Fellow of the Philosophical Society of New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 149, no. 1/2, 2016, pp. 59-64. Details
  • Nicholls, Neville, 'William Stanley Jevons and the climate of Australia', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 47, December 1998, 1998, pp. 285-293. Details
  • Russell, H.C., 'Astronomical and Meteorological Workers in New South Wales, 1778-1860', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. 1, 1888, pp. 45-94. Details
  • Seneta, E., 'Silhouettes of early Australian statistics', Australian Journal of Statistics, vol. 30, B, 1988, pp. 2-22. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.