John Stuart Mill to Mrs Butler

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/02/42
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5604
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Mar 1869
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. First part of letter devoted to the importance of women acquiring political rights 'as the only real security for the permanence of progress in social, industrial and economical matters'. Secondly as well as political 'every kind of effort in favour of women should be encouraged'.

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First part of letter devoted to importance of women acquiring political rights 'as the only real security for the permanence of progress in social, industrial and economical matters ...' - In 1866 JS Mill had presented the petition in the House of Commons sighed by nearly 1500 women, the result of the work done by the 1st women's suffrage committee set up in London. In 1869 he further expressed his feminist views by the publication of 'On the subjection of women'

Biog: John Stuart Mill (1806-73)