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JA - Jevons Family Papers

Taxation

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/22
Dates of Creation1871, 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 Creation1850-1881
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 Creationn.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 Creationn.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 Creationn.d.
Physical Description 27 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Meteorology

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/30
Dates of Creation1857-1877
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 Creationn.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 Creation1876-1879
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 Creation1860-1882
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 Creation1868, 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.


Law

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/40
Dates of Creation 1880, 1904, n.d.
Physical Description 11 items

Scope and Content

  • /1. Printed work by Jevons. Experimental legislation... Reprinted from the Contemporary Review of February 1880 and from his book Methods of social reform. 1904. Includes discussion of licensing laws.
  • /2. Manuscript of the above work. 62 pp.
  • /3-11. Miscellaneous notes.


Libraries

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/41
Dates of Creation n.d. [c.1881]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

MS. of 'The rationale of free public libraries'. 67 pp.


Population

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/42
Dates of Creation 1870, n.d.
Physical Description 93 items

Scope and Content

/1-2. Report of the committee appointed at the meeting of the British Association at Liverpool, 1870, consisting of Professor Jevons, R. Dudley Baxter, J. T. Danson, James Heywood, F. R.S., Dr W. B. Hodgson and Professor Waley, with Edmund Macrory as their Secretary, 'for the purpose of urging upon Her Majesty's government the expediency of arranging and tabulating the results of the approaching census in the three several parts of the United Kingdom in such a manner as to admit of ready and effective comparison'. Printed. 2 copies.

/3-93. Miscellaneous notes on population.


Statistics

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/43
Dates of Creationc.1856-1870
Physical Description 6 items

Scope and Content

  • /1-2. Inaugural address on the work of the Society in connection with the questions of the day, Manchester Statistical Society, Read 10 November 1869. 2 copies;
  • /3. Opening address of the President of Section F (Economic Science and Statistics) of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, at the fortieth meeting, Liverpool, September 1870;
  • /4. Sheet of paper inscribed 'notes and researches on social statistics of the science of towns, especially as regards London and Sydney. Commenced November 1856';
  • /5. Notes for a social map of Goulburn, New South Wales.
  • /6. Draft sketch of a social map of Goulburn, February 1859, 1 sheet.


Female employment in factories, Male employment in general

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/44
Dates of Creationn.d.,1882
Physical Description 35 items

Scope and Content

/1-20. Miscellaneous notes;

/21-35. Newscuttings, 1882.


Beauty

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/45
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 8 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Jeremy Bentham

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/46
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 38 items

Scope and Content

List of his works, in chronological order.


Music

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/47
Dates of Creationn.d.
Physical Description 17 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous notes.


Miscellaneous unclassified notes and fragments

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/48
Dates of Creation n.d.
Physical Description 107 items

Academic appointments and personal appointments

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/49/1-29
Dates of Creation 1857-1880
Physical Description 29 items

Scope and Content

  • /1. Printed letter of application for the professorship of Logic, Mental and Moral Philosophy, and the Cobden professorship of Political Economy. With 22 printed testimonials;
  • /2. Another copy of testimonial no. 22 (from J. S. Mill);
  • /3-16. MS. testimonial letters from Alexander Bain, 14 January 1865; Thomas Spencer Baynes, 18 May 1866; Edward John Broadfield, 2 May 1866; John Elliott Cairnes, 8 January 1865; Augustus De Morgan, 9 January 1865; Henry Fawcett, 7 January 1865; William Ballantyne Hodgson, 27 March 1866; John Hoppus, 13 January 1865; Richard Holt Hutton, 7 January 1865; James Martineau, 7 January 1865; David Masson, 9 March 1866; James Edwin Thorold Rogers, 12 March 1866; Alexander John Scott, 30 January 1865; Jacob Waley, 9 January 1865;
  • /17. MS. invitation to Jevons to attend a meeting of professors, with agenda. 19 October 1868;
  • /18. MS. extract from the minutes of a meeting of Owens College Council recording Jevons's resignation. 7 January 1876;
  • /19. MS. letter from J. G. Greenwood and A. W. Ward to Jevons on behalf of Owens College Senate, expressing regret at his resignation. 11 February 1876;
  • /20. Bound testimonial volume presented to Jevons on his retirement from Owens College. 23 June 1876.

  • /21. MS. extract from Senate minutes, 2 November 1880. Resolution regretting that Jevons was resigning because of ill-health.
  • /22. Letter from Talfourd Ely to Jevons, enclosing the above document and informing him of the Council's acceptance of his resignation from University College, London. 8 November 1880.

/23. List of members of the Philosophical Society of New South Wales (including Jevons), 1857-8. Printed.

/24. Notification to Jevons by T. Archer Hirst of his nomination as a Fellow of the Royal Society, 18 April 1872. MS.

/25. Notification to Jevons of his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society, 7 June 1872. Printed, with MS. annotations.

/26. Offer to Jevons of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, University of Edinburgh, 26 February 1876. Printed, with MS. annotations.

/27. Letter from the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland notifying Jevons of his election as an honorary member of the Society, 25 June 1878. MS.

/28. Letter notifying Jevons of his election to the Athenaeum, 11 March 1879. Printed, with MS. annotations.

/29. Certificate awarded to Jevons by the Reale Istituto Lombardo de Scienze e Lettere, Milan, 22 January 1880. Printed, with MS. annotations.


Accounts with Macmillan & Co.

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/49/30-45
Dates of Creation1874/5-1888/9
Physical Description 16 items

Scope and Content

Accounts relating to Jevons's publications. Jevons's accounts, 1874-5, 1878-9; account with Jevons's executors, 188 1-2; account with Mrs Jevons, 1882-3, 1883-4, 1888-9. Printed, with MS. annotations.


Miscellaneous documents

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/49/46-51
Dates of Creation 1852-1867, [1909]
Physical Description 6 items

Scope and Content

/46. Birth certificate (date of birth 1 September 1835) issued 16 June 1852.

/47. Copies (not by Jevons) of letters to Captain Edward Wohlstenholm Ward from Thomas Graham and William Miller, October 1853, recommending Jevons for the post of assayer to the Mint in Australia.

/48. Account with his father for expenses and apparatus, July 1853-November 1855.

/49. Statement of the terms on which Jevons arranged to travel on the boat to Sydney, n.d. Written by his father.

/50. One share certificate in University College, London, dated 10 November 1864.

/51.Jevons' Marriage certificate (date of marriage 19 December 1867) dated 6 January 1909.


Criticism and discussion of Jevons' writings

Reference Number(s)GB 133 JA/6/50
Dates of Creation 1866-1936
Physical Description 48 items

Scope and Content

/1 List of Jevons's printed works, 1857-68. (Part of the proofs of a work by Jevons?) Incomplete.

/2. Another version of the above, listing works to 1879. Incomplete.

/3. Cutting of letter to the Examiner and Times dated 17 October 1866, criticising Jevons's Cobden Lecture entitled An introductory lecture on the importance of diffusing a knowledge of political economy.

/4. Alliance News, pp. 177-80, 18 March 1876, report on a paper given by Jevons to the Manchester Statistical Society entitled "The United Kingdom Alliance, and its prospects of success".

/5. Review of Science primers - Logic in the Journal of Education, July 1876.

/6 Un nuovo ram della matematica dell'applicazione delle matematiche all'economia politica. By Léon Walras, 1876. Includes discussion of Jevons's Primer of political economy. [Italian]

/7. Review of the Primer of political economy in the Manchester Examiner and Times, 10 April 1878.

/8. A practical business view of the causes of crises, and of their popular explanation in overproduction, by a merchant. By W. Westgarth, 1878. Refers to Jevons's 'sunspot' theory.

/9. Article from the Times, 19 December 1879 (incomplete) on the deterioration of the gold coinage, quoting Jevons's opinions of 1869.

/10. Part of an article on coal from the Eastern Counties Herald, 18 November 1880, quoting Jevons's work of 1865.

/11. Biographical notice of Jevons on pp. 426-34 of the Biograph and Review, no. 29, Vol. V, May 1881.

/12. Note on "Jevons as an economist" by Alfred Marshall, attached to a form for subscriptions to the Jevons Memorial Fund, c. 1883.

/13. 'On Jevons's logical machine' By Edward Adolf Sonnenschein. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Birmingham Philosophical Society, Vol. IV, Part 1. A paper read before the Society, 13 December 1883.

14-37. Reviews of Letters and journal of W. Stanley Jevons, edited by his wife, 1886. 24 cuttings.

/38-39, "Address to the Economic Science and Statistics Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Liverpool, 1896". By Leonard Courtney, recalling Jevons's address to the Association in 1870. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Vol. LIX, Part IV, December 1896. 2 copies, different printings.

/40. Article in the Times, 8 April 1901, on 'Our coal supplies', quoting Jevons's study of 1865.

/41. Article from the Daily News, 14 September 1910, entitled 'The vicious circle of underpayment', by L. G. Chiozza Money. Quotes Jevons's Primer of political economy.

/42. Article (from unidentified newspaper) entitled 'The supremacy of the state', by J.P. Grossmann. Discusses Jevons's views on the subject. c. 1932.

/43-4. Newscuttings from the Daily Mail (?) and Liverpool Daily Post recording the fiftieth anniversary of Jevons's death.

/45-7. Newscuttings recording the centenary of his birth, 1935-6.