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  • Title
    William Stanley Jevons - Letters (8) from W.S. Jevons, mainly to his father and brothers in England, 25 Jan. 1855 - 18 Jan. 1857
  • Creator
  • Call number
    B 1610
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1855-1857
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421566
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 1045, frames 48-93 (B 1610)
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.01 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (typescript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Stanley Jevons arrived in Sydney in October 1854 to take up a position as assayer at the new Sydney Mint. In his private capacity, he became a pioneer in scientific meteorology, publishing his observations in Sydney newspapers. In 1857 Jevons took up wet-plate photography, producing portraits, interiors and landcapes. In 1858 he undertook a 'social survey' of Sydney. Jevons left Sydney in 1859, returning to England where he went on to publish studies in logic, economics and scientific method.
  • Scope and Content
    Jevons' letters describe Sydney and its surroundings, his work at the Mint and life in the colony. The letters are accompanied by typescript transcriptions of most of the letters.
  • Source
    Presented by Miss H.W. Jevons in 1955
  • General note

    Also on the preservation microfilm reel CY 1045 you will find copied: (A) Jevons' 'A Social Survey of Australian Cities', 1858 (B 864); (B) Jevons' 'List of Trades and Professions in Sydney and Numbers of firms or persons, 1857' (MLDOC 2641).
    Transcriptions of most of the letters in this collection are included in Papers and correspondence of William Stanley Jevons, volume 2, edited by R.D. Collison Black, located in the Mitchell Library at 923.3/J58.2/3
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823916
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