Timeline for the earliest work on Frobenius problems

If $$a, b$$ are positive and coprime integers, then the set of linear combinations of $$a$$ and $$b$$ with nonnegative coefficients is all integers past $$(a - 1)(b - 1)$$; i.e. $$\{ \lambda_1 a + \lambda_2 b : \lambda_1, \lambda_2 \in \mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0} \} = (a - 1)(b - 1) + \mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}$$.

On Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_problem), it says "This formula was discovered by James Joseph Sylvester in 1882, although the original source is sometimes incorrectly cited as, in which the author put his theorem as a recreational problem (and did not explicitly state the formula for the Frobenius number)."

Citation  is: Sylvester, J. J. (1882). On subvariants, ie semi-invariants to binary quantics of an unlimited order. American Journal of Mathematics, 5(1), 79-136.

Citation  is: Sylvester, J. J. (1884). Question 7382. Mathematical questions from the educational times, 37, 26.

Citation  is: Alfonsín, J. L. R., & Alfonsín, J. L. R. (2005). The diophantine Frobenius problem. Oxford University Press.

1. Where in Sylvester's paper does he prove this formula? I tried finding it but had no luck.
2. Did Frobenius have anything to do with this proof? These types of problems are called "Frobenius problems," so it's a little strange that Sylvester is the pioneer.
3. Did anyone famous other than Sylvester independently discover their own proof of this formula? It seems that W. J. Curran Sharp responded to Sylvester's recreational problem in the Educational Times. In other words, should Sylvester get all the credit?
4. What is a timeline for the first results on the Frobenius problem?

The preface of  says that Frobenius brought up these problems in his lectures.  also says that Sylvester proved in 1882 that the number of positive integers that are not expressible as nonnegative linear combinations of $$a, b$$ is $$\frac{1}{2}(a - 1)(b - 1)$$. Then  mentions citation : "in 1884, in the Educational Times journal, Sylvester posed (as a recreational problem) the question of finding such a formula." The book  has citations, but unfortunately I only have online access to the preface.