It is a pleasure to express my gratitude to those persons who helped shape this work. I am indebted to my thesis supervisor, Samuel Hollander, for his unwavering encouragement of my early research. I have always been warmly received at the History of Economic Thought Workshop in Toronto. Discussions on those occasions with Nancy Churchman, Bob Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, Allan Hynes, Richard Kleer, and Brenda Spotton, improved the formulation of my ideas. I offer my gratitude also to those who have read portions of my research: Tim Alborn, Nahid Aslanbeigi, R.D.C. Black, Sam Bostaph, Martin Gross, Craig Heinicke, Suzanne Helborn, James P. Henderson, Abraham Hirsch, Susan Howson, Richard Kleer, Judy Klein, David Laidler, Bruce Larson, Trevor Levere, Ingrid Rima, Margaret Schabas, W.D. Thweah, Michael White, and Nancy Wulwick. Dr Peter Nockles and his staff at the Jevons Archives proved indefatigable in their willingness to carry around boxes of material at my request.
This research has received much financial support along the way. My graduate studies were generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as well as the University of Toronto, and the Ontario Government. The College of William and Mary, and Baldwin-Wallace College both provided assistance in the form of grants to support the research. A George Gund Foundation grant supported the very efficient and always cheerful help of my research assistant, Ms Suzi Hunt. The National Endowment for the Humanities supported the research, and provided funds for travel to the Jevons Archives, in Manchester, England.
Craig Heinicke, and, for the past twenty-two months, Nathan Casey Heinicke-Peart, have been a source of strength and joy; to them I owe the deepest debt of gratitude.