John Stuart Mill

Standard Name: Mill, John Stuart
Used Form: J. S. Mill
JSM was a leader in the intellectual life of the nineteenth century and of liberal or progressive thought. He wrote numerous philosophical works, publishing essays, newspaper articles, reviews, letters, and pamphlets over approximately sixty years. Best-known to feminists is Of the Subjection of Women, 1869. Harriet Taylor , whom he married after her husband's death, was a major influence on him.


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Anthologization Harriet Taylor
In 1859 Mill reprinted this essay shortly after HT 's death in the second volume of his Dissertations and Discussions.
Hayek, Friedrich Augustus von, John Stuart Mill, and Harriet Taylor. John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor; Their Correspondence [i.e. Friendship] and Subsequent Marriage. University of Chicago Press, 1951.
Mitchell, Sally, editor. Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. Garland Press, 1988.
He attributed the essay to its right author and claimed that she...
Cultural formation Harriet Taylor
There is, unsurprisingly, no solid evidence as to the sexual characteristics of the Mills' seven-year marriage.
Some scholars argue that, because of Taylor 's health problems and the repression of Mill 's sexuality by his...
Cultural formation Rose Macaulay
Over the course of her life, RM 's religious practices ranged between Anglican and Anglo-agnostic. She was initially given instruction in the Anglican faith by her mother. As an early adolescent (like George Eliot 's...
Education Dora Greenwell
Thereafter, she taught herself, studying philosophy, Latin, German, Italian, French, political economy, and theology.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Dorling, William. Memoirs of Dora Greenwell. James Clarke, 1885.
She was very well read and took a particular interest in the writings of Caroline Norton , Felicia Hemans
Education Frances E. W. Harper
Her education continued throughout her life. Her first employer owned a bookstore and maintained a private library in which he permitted her to read. She indulged herself in the works of John Ruskin , John Stuart Mill
Education Isak Dinesen
Much of ID 's education was self-administered. She read voraciously whether in Denmark or Africa, and was particularly well grounded in the Danish, other European, and English literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: Spinoza
Education C. E. Plumptre
Though nothing is know of CEP 's early education, in later life she kept an extensive library. On visiting her, Frederick James Gould noted that it was selected and arranged in an impressive order which...
Education Harriet Shaw Weaver
HSW 's family encouraged her in the regular pursuits of a young, middle-class Victorian woman. From her father she inherited an enthusiasm for poetry—she especially liked Shakespeare , Coleridge , and Whitman —and she read...
Education Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...
Education Alice Meynell
In the summer of 1852 Elizabeth and Alice Thompson (later AM ) began their education under their father's instruction. Recording her daughters' lessons, Christiana Thompson writes, Dear little angels do their writing . ....
Education Edith Craig
Craig then was tutored privately at Dixton Manor Hall at Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, the home of Mrs Cole's sister, Elizabeth Malleson . Malleson had been an active member of the women's suffrage movement since...
Family and Intimate relationships Harriet Taylor
HT met John Stuart Mill through her Unitarian minister, William Fox .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Banks, Olive. The Biographical Dictionary of British Feminists. New York University Press, 1985.
Family and Intimate relationships Bessie Rayner Parkes
Joseph Parkes , Bessie's father, was a solicitor and a Unitarian of Radical sympathies. In 1833 he was secretary to a parliamentary commission on municipal reform, which recommended important changes in local government. At about...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
DB 's mother, Jane Maria (Grant), Lady Strachey , was born on 13 March 1840 aboard an East India Company ship off the Cape of Good Hope. Her parents were Henrietta Chichele (of an...
Family and Intimate relationships Harriet Taylor
Her husband was himself ill, and objected to her journey, but she was determined to go.
Rose, Phyllis. Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages. Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
He later wrote to her in Pau, asking her to return. She refused, explaining that Mill ...


January 1835
A prospectus announced the imminent merging of the Westminster Review with the newly created London Review.
31 March 1836
The Westminster Review merged with a new quarterly to produce The London and Westminster Review, which embraced the philosophies of political and cultural radicals.
26 May 1840
The Westminster Review, a new or restored incarnation of the London and Westminster Review, first appeared, following on the resignation of John Stuart Mill .
October 1864
The Working Women's College opened in Queen Street, London.
7 October 1865
Governor Edward Eyre ruthlessly suppressed a rebellion which began at Morant Bay in Jamaica.
7 June 1866
John Stuart Mill presented to the House of Commons a suffrage petition signed by 1,499 women, drafted by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon , Jessie Boucherett , and Emily Davies .
7 June 1866
John Stuart Mill presented to the House of Commons a suffrage petition signed by 1,499 women, drafted by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon , Jessie Boucherett , and Emily Davies .
5 April 1867
John Stuart Mill presented the House of Commons with a second women's suffrage petitionpetition, bearing over three thousand signatures.
20 May 1867
John Stuart Mill moved to amend the Representation of the People Bill to replace the word man with person.
Autumn 1867
Mary Abigail Dodge published Woman's Wrongs: A Counter-Irritant in Boston under the name of Mary Hamilton.
21 April 1868
A Married Women's Property Bill prepared by the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science was sponsored by George Shaw Lefevre and John Stuart Mill ; it stalled because the vote in the House
February 1876
Anna Haslam , a Quaker, established the Dublin Women's Suffrage Association (sometimes known as the Irish Suffrage Society ).
Sir Leslie Stephen published The English Utilitarians, a three-volume study of Jeremy Bentham , James Mill , and John Stuart Mill .
15, 17 June 2011
The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) released a digitized version of documents, photos, banners, and personal mementoes from the struggle of British women for suffrage, housed at the Women's Library and the British parliamentary archives.
Doherty, Teresa. Emails to the Women’s History Network.