APPENDIX 1.1 CHRONOLOGY OF JEVONS’S LIFE22
1 September 1835
Birth of William Stanley, at 14 Alfred Street, Liverpool.
Receives his first lessons in political economy and botany from his mother, the former using Archbishop Whately’s text, Easy Lessons on Money Matters for the use of Young People.
Jevons’s mother, Mrs Thomas (Mary Anne Roscoe) Jevons, passes away.
Jevons & Sons firm suffers bankruptcy.
Attends the Mechanics Institute High School in Liverpool; Headmaster, Dr William B. Hodgson (later Professor of Political Economy at Edinburgh).
Jevons’s older brother, Roscoe Jevons [1829-69], suffers mental breakdown.
Attends Mr Beckwith’s private school in Lodge Lane, Liverpool.
Attends University College School in London.
Visits the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.
Enters University College, London.
Wins silver medal for chemistry in College examinations.
Wins botany prize.
Plans for a business career in Liverpool.
Wins gold medal for chemistry in College examinations.
Offered and accepts assayership in new Sydney Mint. Leaves University without BA degree.
Studies assaying in London under Professor Graham.
19 August 1853
Imperial Order in Council establishes the Sydney Mint as a branch of the Royal Mint.
Studies assaying in Paris