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Authorised form of nameJevons; William Stanley (1835 - 1882); economist
SurnameJevons
ForenamesWilliam Stanley
Dates1835 - 1882
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Alfred Street, Liverpool, England (01 September 1835)
Death:
Galley Hill, Bulverhythe, near Hastings, Sussex (13 August 1882)
ActivityResearch Field:
Logic, economics, philosophy of science
Education:
University College, London. MA (1862)
Career:
Assayer to the Mint, Sydney, Australia (1853-1859); Professor of Logic and Political Economy, Owens College, Manchester (1866-1879); Professor of Political Economy, University College, London (1876-1880); Examiner in Political Economy in the University of London; drowned while bathing
Memberships:
Manchester Statistical Society (President)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1872
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Jevons, iron merchant, and his wife Mary Anne, daughter of William Roscoe, historian; married (1867) Harriet Anne Taylor
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1883 vol 35 pp i-xii signed by R H
Notes:
B Stewart and Charles Babbage have both signed the election certificate twice
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA6360
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1872/01Jevons, William Stanley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/2/209Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mrs Jevons, 2 The Chestnuts, Branch Hill, Hampstead, N.W.28 February 1888
NLB/11/806Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Oswald Stoll, The Empire, Cardiff9 October 1895
NLB/52/859Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Ellis Thomas Powell Esquire; the Financial News, 111 Queen Victoria Street, E.C.3 March 1916
RR/7/176Referee's report by William Stanley Jevons, on a paper 'Contributions to formal logic' by Alexander John Ellis2 July 1872
RR/7/40Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons28 July 1870
RR/7/41Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons1870
RR/7/37Letter from Alexander John Ellis, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons to the Secretary of the Royal Society12 May 1870
RR/7/39Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons19 May 1870
RR/7/38Referee's report by Alexander John Ellis, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons13 May 1870
RR/7/36Referee's report by Thomas Archer Hirst, on a paper 'On the mechanical performance of logical inference' by William Stanley Jevons23 April 1870
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