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JA - Jevons Family Papers

Credit

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/10
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 5 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Currency, money, bullion etc.

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/11
Dates of Creation 1854-1878, n.d.
Physical Description 61 items

Scope and Content

/1. On the frequent pressure in the money market, and the action of the Bank of England. Published by the Manchester Statistical Society from the Journal of the Statistical Society of London, June 1866, vol. XXIX. Includes Appendices I and II.

/2-4. As above, London printing. With Appendix I only. 3 copies.

/5-6. 'The silver question'. Papers read before the American Social Science Association at Saratoga, 5 September 1877. By B. F. Nourse and W. S. Jevons. 2 copies.

/7-52. MS. of Money and the mechanism of exchange. Incomplete. pp. II-XXIII, 1- 6, 164-6, 172-4, 176, 178-80, 183-6, 189, 192-6, 201, 31 1-31, 333-57, 360-89, 391-510, 512-601, 603-58. 8-52. Miscellaneous notes on currency, etc.

/53-60. Newscuttings and other printed items on currency, etc., c. 1854-78.

/61. Bound volume containing: a) An account of coin and bullion exported from 1699 to 1792, extracted from the custom-house ledgers. MS., (not by W. S. Jevons). b) Accounts of the number of ounces of gold and silver bullion ... exported in each half -year since passing the Act 59 Geo. III Cap. 49. Printed.


Industrial Development

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/12
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

/1 Notes on industrial development. 1 sheet; /2 Newscutting.


Iron and Steel Trade and Manufacture

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/13
Dates of Creation 1864-1878, n.d.
Physical Description 79 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-58 Miscellaneous notes;
  • /59-78 Newscuttings, c. 1864-78;
  • /79 Printed graph of the price of merchant bar-iron at Liverpool, 1806-66.

Land

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/14
Dates of Creation 1879-1882, n.d.
Physical Description 62 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-52 Miscellaneous notes;
  • /53-62 Newscuttings and other printed items, c. 1879-82.

Property

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/15
Dates of Creation n.d. & 1877
Physical Description 67 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-39 Miscellaneous notes;
  • /40 Newscutting, 1877;
  • /41-66 Miscellaneous notes on the valuation of property;
  • /67 Newscutting on the above, 1877.

Railways

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/16
Dates of Creation 1839-1880
Physical Description 32 items

Scope and Content

  • /1 Gilbert 's railway map of England and Wales with the canals, in colour, 1839;
  • /2-17 Handbills and other printed items, 1865-79;
  • /18-32 Newscuttings, c. 1877-80.

Rent

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/17
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Shipping and shipbuilding

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/18
Dates of Creation 1864-1874
Physical Description 23 items

Scope and Content

/1-10 Miscellaneous notes;

/11-23 Newscuttings and other printed items, c. 1864-74.


Speculation

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/19
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 12 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Stock exchanges

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/20
Dates of Creation 1875, 1882, n.d.
Physical Description 5 items

Scope and Content

/1-3 Miscellaneous notes; /4-5 Newscuttings, 1875, 1882.


Solar influence on commerce ('Sunspot theory')

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/21
Dates of Creation c.1878-1879, n.d.
Physical Description 68 items

Scope and Content

  • /1 MS. entitled 'The solar influence on commerce'. 22 sheets.
  • /2 MS. entitled 'Influence of the sun-spot period upon the price of corn'. 7 sheets.
  • /3-62 Miscellaneous notes on sunspots and economic fluctuations;
  • /63-6 Newscuttings on the above, c. 1878-9.
  • /67 La legge di periodicita delle crisi. Perrurbazioni economiche e macchie solari. Estratto dall'Archivio di Statistica, Anno III, 1879. Includes references to Jevons's work. Presented to Jevons by the author, Gerolamo Boccardo.
  • /68 The cycle of sun-spots and of rainfall in Southern India. By J. Norman Lockyer, W. W. Hunter and E. D. Archibald, 1879.

Taxation

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/22
Dates of Creation 1871, 1882
Physical Description 55 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-2. Printed work by Jevons. The match tax: a problem in finance. 1871. 2 copies;
  • /3-54 Miscellaneous notes on taxation;
  • /55 Newscutting, 1882.

Trade and commerce

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/23
Dates of Creation 1850-1881
Physical Description 186 items

Scope and Content

/1-117 Miscellaneous notes on trade and commerce;

/118-39 Newscuttings on the above, c. 1862-81;

/140-79 Miscellaneous notes on free trade and protection.

/180-6 Statistics of production and cost of agricultural products in the British Empire, 1850-70. In 7 copybooks.


Trades and Occupations in London

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/24
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 26 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Wages

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/25
Dates of Creation n.d
Physical Description . 8 items

Scope and Content

/1-7. Miscellaneous notes; /8. Newscutting.


Wealth

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/26
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 24 items

Scope and Content

/1-23. Miscellaneous notes; /24. Newscutting.


Astronomy

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/27
Dates of Creation n.d., 1878
Physical Description 6 items

Scope and Content

/1-5 Miscellaneous notes; /6 Newscutting, 1878.


Inventions and patents

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/28
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 26 items

Scope and Content

/1-25 Miscellaneous notes;

/26 Printed advertisement for The life, times and scientific labours of Edward Somerset, sixth earl and second marquis of Worcester. By Henry Dircks.


Mathematics and statistics

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/29
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 27 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Meteorology

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/30
Dates of Creation 1857-1877
Physical Description 21 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-3 'On the cirrus form of cloud' From the Philosophical Magazine for July 1857. 3 copies.
  • /4 'Some data concerning the climate of Australia and New Zealand'. Published in Waugh 's Australian Almanac (n.d.).
  • /5-7. 'On the deficiency of rain in an elevated rain-gauge, as caused by wind'. From the Philosophical Magazine for December 1861. 3 copies.
  • /8-20. Miscellaneous notes.
  • /21. Copy of a letter from John Hill Twigg to Sir William Muir on periodicity, 18 December 1877.

Steam engines

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/31
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 4 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes


Miscellaneous scientific subjects, including physics and chemistry

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/32
Dates of Creation 1859/60-1878
Physical Description 16 items

Scope and Content

  • /1 'Remarks on the Australian gold fields'. From vol. l, 3rd Ser. of the Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, session 1859-60;
  • /2 'On the movement of microscopic particles suspended in liquids'; reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Science, April 1878;
  • /3-16 Miscellaneous notes on various scientific subjects.

Drink and temperance

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/33
Dates of Creation 1876-1879
Physical Description 4 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-2 On the United Kingdom Alliance and its prospects of success. Read to the Manchester Statistical Society, 8 March 1876. 2 copies.
  • /3 Statistics on drunkenness, 1875. In copy book.
  • /4 Printed request from Jevons for statistical information on drunkenness, 12 April 1879.

Family budgetting

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/34
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 52 items

Scope and Content

Information gathered in a survey conducted by Jevons to discover the amount of taxes paid by different classes of the community, to find out whether taxation was equally distributed. Comprising:

  • /1-2 MS. lists, not by Jevons, of names, addresses and occupations of 27 participants in the survey.
  • /3-51 49 completed questionnaires.
  • /52 Note from Dr. Buchanan of 53 Harley Street, London, requesting to see Jevons's published conclusions.

Government, Government control

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/35
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 9 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Human nature, Human development, Evolution

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/36
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 86 items

Scope and Content

/1-83 Miscellaneous notes.

/84-6 Newscuttings.


Industrial legislation

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/37
Dates of Creation c.1881/2
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

MS. of The state in relation to labour. 358 pp.


Infant mortality and welfare

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/38
Dates of Creation 1860-1882
Physical Description 64 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-6A Miscellaneous notes on infant mortality and welfare;
  • /7-19 Correspondence, November 1881-February 1882;
  • /20-7 Newscuttings, c. 1860-80;
  • /28-55 Miscellaneous notes on mortality statistics;
  • /56 On the effect of migrations in disturbing local rates of mortality, as exemplified in the statistics of London and the surrounding country, for the years 1851-60, a paper read before the Institute of Actuaries. By Thomas A. Welton. Printed, 1871;
  • /57-64 Newscuttings relating to family planning, including 6 on the Bradlaugh and Besant prosecution, June 1877.

Labour

Reference Number(s) GB 133 JA/6/39
Dates of Creation 1868, 1870
Physical Description 5 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-3 A lecture on trades' societies: their objects and policy. Delivered by request of the Trade Unionists' Political Association, in the Co-operative Hall, Upper Medlock Street, Hulme, Manchester ... 31 March 1868, 3 copies.
  • /4-5 On industrial partnerships... A lecture delivered under the auspices of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, 5 April 1870. 2 copies.