References for James Joseph Sylvester

  1. J D North, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  3. H F Baker (ed), The Collected Mathematical Papers of James Joseph Sylvester , 4 vols, (Cambridge, 1904-1912).
  4. A D D Craik, Mr Hopkins' Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century (Cambridge 2007)
  5. K H Parshall and D E Rowe, The emergence of the American mathematical research community, 1876-1900 : J J Sylvester, Felix Klein, and E H Moore (Providence, 1994).


  6. G E Andrews, J J Sylvester, Johns Hopkins and partitions, in A century of mathematics in America I (Providence, RI, 1988), 21-40.
  7. R C Archibald, Material concerning James Joseph Sylvester, in Studies and Essays in the History of Science and Learning Offered in Homage to George Sarton on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday (New York, 1947), 209-217.
  8. R C Archibald, Unpublished letters of James Joseph Sylvester and other new information concerning his life and work, Osiris 1 (1936), 85-154.
  9. H F Baker, Biographical notice of James Joseph Sylvester, in Collected Mathematical Papers of James Joseph Sylvester IV (1912), xv-xxv.
  10. A Cayley, Scientific Worthies XXV : James Joseph Sylvester, Nature 39 (1889), 217-219.
  11. L S Feuer, Sylvester in Virginia, The Mathematical Intelligencer 9 (1987), 13-19.
  12. G B Halsted, Biography. James Joseph Sylvester A.M., LL.D., F.R.S., D.C.L., Amer. Math. Monthly 1 (1894), 294-298.
  13. G B Halsted, Biography. James Joseph Sylvester LL.D., F.R.S., Amer. Math. Monthly 4 (1897), 159-168.
  14. E Hogan, 'A proper spirit is abroad' : Peirce, Sylvester, Ward and American mathematics, 1829-1843, Historia Math. 18 (2) (1991), 158-172.
  15. P Holgate, Waring and Sylvester on random algebraic equations, Biometrika 73 (1) (1986), 228-231.
  16. E I Jury, From J J Sylvester to Adolf Hurwitz: a historical review, Stability theory, Internat. Ser. Numer. Math. 121 (Basel, 1996), 53-65.
  17. A Macfarlane, Lectures on Ten British Mathematicians of the Nineteenth Century (New York, 1916), 107-121.
  18. P A MacMahon, James Joseph Sylvester, Proc. Royal Soc. London 63 (1898), 9-25.
  19. M Noether, James Joseph Sylvester, Mathematische Annalen 50 (1898), 133-156.
  20. K H Parshall, James Joseph Sylvester at Johns Hopkins University 1876-1883, Archive for History of Exact Science 38 (1988), 153-196.
  21. K H Parshall, James Joseph Sylvester, American National Biography 21 (Oxford, 1999), 226-228.
  22. K H Parshall and E Seneta, Building an international reputation : the case of J J Sylvester (1814-1897), Amer. Math. Monthly 104 (3) (1997), 210-222.
  23. H Woolf, An introduction to J J Sylvester, in Algebraic geometry (Baltimore, Md., 1977), ii-v.