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John Stuart Mill Letters

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: KM
Date: Jan 1997

Biographical History

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British philosopher known for his writings on social and political theory, particularly utilitarianism.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John Stuart Mill Letters consist of three letters from the English philosopher. Writing from St. Veran, near Avignon, to author Charles Kingsley, Mill refers to the loss of his wife: be told by a man who is himself one of the good influences of the age, and whose sincerity I cannot doubt, that anything I have written makes him feel able to be a still better influence, is both an encouragement and a reward -- the greatest I can look for, now that a still greater has been taken from me by death.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Subject Headings


Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875.
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873.


Philosophers -- Great Britain.
Philosophy, British.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

John Stuart Mill Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Sol Feinstone.

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