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Enhancing our Special Collections: Brittain & Mill

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Enhancing our Special Collections: Brittain & Mill
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This project received pledges on Thu 27 Jun 2019
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Dear Supporters,

Thank you very much for your generosity and for your interest in our Collections and history.  

As you will have seen, this campaign raised an impressive £16,685 from 44 donors. This is a fantastic result, and as we have raised more than our original target, we are able to  purchase the items outlined in the original pitch plus: 

A letter in French requesting an introduction to M Dollfus, a philanthropic factory owner, known for his industrial paternalism (unpublished), a letter to William Cabell, Senior Clerk at the Office of the Examiner of India Correspondence at the East India Company where Mill was a senior official (unpublished), a letter to Edwin Arnold detailing his antipathy to 'The Daily Telegraph' over the Jamaica question (published). 

Thank you once again, and we will be in touch at the end of the summer with an update and any rewards associated with your donation. 

Best wishes, 

The Somerville Library and Development Office 

4 months ago

We are absolutely delighted that we have exceeded our first target of £15,000 to enable us to enhance our Mill and Brittain collections. Thank you so much for your support.

This means that we can not only purchase the items outlined in our original pitch but can look to acquire more items by Mill that are currently being offered for sale.

If we can raise a total of £17,000 we can purchase all the previously unpublished letters currently available. Among this collection are a letter to Mill’s French publisher concerning proposed recipients of his work 'August Comte and Positivism', a letter in French requesting an introduction to M Dollfus, a philanthropic factory owner, known for his industrial paternalism, and a letter to William Cabell, Senior Clerk at the Office of the Examiner of India Correspondence at the East India Company where Mill was a senior official.  

If we can reach £21,000 we can also acquire some previously-published letters which are also extremely interesting. These include a political letter to Edmund Beales concerning the choice of Liberal candidate for Kilmarnock, a letter detailing his antipathy to 'The Daily Telegraph' over the Jamaica question, and one in French to another French publisher concerning copies of his books translated into French.

These ten additions to our small collection would mean that we have a significant extra resource for Mill scholars, enhancing our existing important holding of his London library.  

With warm wishes, and thanks,

Somerville College

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