Helen Taylor

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Standard Name: Taylor, Helen
Birth Name: Helen Taylor
Pseudonym: Miss Trevor
Nickname: Lily
HT wrote essays on suffrage and other feminist issues in the latter part of the nineteenth century. She also edited several volumes of work by others, often providing biographical sketches and introductions.
Black and white photograph of Helen Taylor, standing with her hand on the shoulder of her seated stepfather, John Stuart Mill.  She is wearing a long, simple dark dress with a wide skirt, and a dark embroidered shawl. Her dark hair is pulled back and tied at the nape of her neck.
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Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships John Stuart Mill
Helen Taylor , Taylor's daughter from her first marriage, became his companion and intellectual advisor in the years that followed.
Rose, Phyllis. Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages. Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
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Family and Intimate relationships Harriet Taylor
Her daughter Helen , born on 27 July 1831, did not attend boarding school and remained with her mother.
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.
25
Banks, Olive. The Biographical Dictionary of British Feminists. New York University Press, 1985.
208
Family and Intimate relationships Harriet Taylor
Her children Algernon and Helen witnessed the union.
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.
169
Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
Intertextuality and Influence John Stuart Mill
He credited his deceased wife, Harriet Taylor Mill , with all that is most striking and profound
Mill, John Stuart, and John Jacob Coss. Autobiography. Columbia University Press, 1924.
186
in the book. Her essay Enfranchisement of Women, published almost two decades earlier, is in several...
politics Hannah Lynch
The League itself, headed by Anna Parnell , was an off-shoot of the Irish Land League , and was the very first political association of Irish women. Lynch was secretary of the London branch while...
politics Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
BLSB and other Langham feminists such as Jessie Boucherett and Emily Davies formed the society for the discussion of political and social issues. The first meeting was held at the home of Charlotte Manning ...
politics George Egerton
Two days before Britain declared war on Germany, GE attended a peaceful protest in Trafalgar Square, at which socialists Keir Hardie and Henry Hyndman , and Scottish nationalist R. B. Cunninghame Graham ...
Publishing John Stuart Mill
In 1874 Helen Taylor edited and published a collection of JSM 's works entitled Nature, the Utility of Religion, and Theism, later reprinted as Three Essays on Religion.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Residence Harriet Taylor
The couple, along with Harriet's children Algernon and Helen , lived and worked in virtual retirement at Blackheath Park near London.
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.
182
Textual Features Harriet Taylor
The book contains various drafts of her unpublished essays and a few of her poems, as well as letters exchanged with John Taylor , John Stuart Mill , Jane Welsh and Thomas Carlyle , and Helen Taylor .
Textual Production John Stuart Mill
He had collaborated with Harriet Taylor on the manuscript, and her daughter Helen served as editor.
British Library Catalogue.
Taylor, Harriet. “Introduction”. The Complete Works of Harriet Taylor Mill, edited by Jo Ellen Jacobs, Paula Harms Payne, Jo Ellen Jacobs, and Paula Harms Payne, Indiana University Press, 1998, p. xi - xxxv.
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Mitchell, Sally, editor. Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. Garland Press, 1988.
502
Banks, Olive. The Biographical Dictionary of British Feminists. New York University Press, 1985.
209
Textual Production Emily Shirreff
In 1872 ES probably contributed to the biographical notice in The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle edited by Helen Taylor .
Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women’s Movement. Greenwood, 1979.
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Buckle, Henry Thomas. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle. Taylor, HelenEditor , Longmans, Green, 1872.
prelims
Textual Production Frances Power Cobbe
FPC was the only woman to write regularly for the progressive UnitarianTheological Review, with which she published two dozen essays between 1864 and 1877 (many of them collected in Hopes of the Human...
Travel Harriet Taylor
She and Mill regularly travelled together. Both in poor health in 1838, for example, they travelled to Italy and back through Germany. They took care, however, never to reveal to their friends before leaving...

Timeline

23 May 1865
The Kensington Society , a quarterly women's discussion group devoted to social and political issues, held its inaugural meeting in London.
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 .
Autumn 1867
October 1881-December 1881
Mrs Surr and Helen Taylor , London School Board members, exposed the terrible conditions at Upton House (industrial school for boys).
August 1884
The Democratic Federation (founded three years earlier by Henry Mayers Hyndman and Helen Taylor ) changed its name to the Social Democratic Federation.