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Mill's blue plaque on 17 Kensington Square
During Mill's residence at Kensington Square he wrote his System of Logic. The house is however better known for a literary catastrophe which occurred in 1935. A maid who mistook the scattered papers for kindling inadvertently burnt Carlyle's manuscript of the first volume of his History of the French Revolution. Following the disaster Mill took a cab to Carlyle's Chelsea home to explain what had happened and offer Carlyle £100 in compensation.
Copyright: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries (RBKC Libraries)
Location of original: LSvf Kensington Sq 18 k66/519
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