John Mercel Robson Fonds

Series 4: Records relating to research and projects


Records relating to research and projects

Dates of Creation



14 cm of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists, predominantly, of records relating to Robson’s work as editor of the collected works of John Stuart Mill, 1943–1989. Includes lists and transcriptions of the correspondence of J.S. Mill, correspondence with academics, librarians and archivists, and a file of correspondence and notes, 1943–1949, given to Robson by Professor F.A. Hayek, who first attempted to bring together the early letters of John Stuart Mill. Series also includes Robson’s work on J.S. Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill, and other various academic projects.


  • Literature—Research
  • Political science—Research

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
2011.08V 16 7 J.S. Mill letters, lists and correspondence 1943–1949, n.d.
17 1 J.S. Mill General file, additional letters 1954–1990
17 2 J.S. Mill collection at Yale 1989
17 3 Un-foldered research material on J.S. Mill 1989, n.d
17 4 EIOLR xeroxes - J.S. Mill n.d.
17 5 J.S. Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill n.d.
17 6 Mill Taylor Collection n.d.
17 7 Disraeli n.d.
17 8 “Approaches to Literature” series 1962
17 9 Proposal for 18th century catalogue 1966
17 10 Project on using fiction as historical sources 1965–1970