English philosopher and economist; created profound impression with his System of Logic.
Autograph Letter Signed, J.S. Mill, three pages, octavo, Blackheath Park, July 6, 1869. In French, to G. Wyrneboff.
Your letter was sent here from Avignon. I would have been very happy to profit by Madame Conradys so flattering proposition, but I had already received two similar propositions from Russian ladies, and I had accepted one of them, who was highly recommended to me. I hope that the translation will be of a nature to satisfy Madame Conrady and the other ladies who are associated with the work of the enfranchisement of women.
John Stuart Mill’s interest in womens emancipation had been in part revealed in his article published in the 1851 Westminister Review, The Enfranchisement of Women, which evolved from the early exchange of views between John Stuart Mill and his wife Harriet on marriage and divorce. He later wrote The Subjection of Womenthe first draft in 1860 in Avignon, the revision in 1868, and publication in 1969his classical theoretical statement of the case for women suffrage. On its publication it became the beacon by which the womens movement henceforth lighted its path [Brush Mazlish, James and John Stuart Mill].
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