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Biographical entry Jevons, William Stanley (1835 - 1882)

Born
1835
England
Died
August 1882
Occupation
Meteorologist and Assayer

Summary

William Stanley Jevons was assayer at the new Sydney Mint 1854-59 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
  • 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

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.