Back to top

Harriet Taylor Mill, wife of and collaborator with John Stuart Mill, dies at Avignon in France

11/03/1858
Harriet Taylor Mill died of tuberculosis at Avignon in France at the age of fifty-one. Married to the eminent British political philosopher and writer John Stuart Mill for seven years after the death of her first husband but an intimate and collaborator with him since 1832, she had been a vital influence on his thinking. Mill acknowledged her contributions especially on his On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, which would be largely considered her work. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Jo Ellen Jacobs, The Voice of Harriet Taylor Mill  (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002), xv-xx.

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "Harriet Taylor Mill, wife of and collaborator with John Stuart Mill, dies at Avignon in France," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/21706.