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The Resource Homes of the London poor, Octavia Hill

Homes of the London poor, Octavia Hill

Label
Homes of the London poor
Title
Homes of the London poor
Statement of responsibility
Octavia Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a reprint of Octavia Hill's "Homes of the London Poor", which was originally published in 1875. Octavia Hill (1838-1912) is today best remembered as one of the founders of the National Trust. However, her involvement in education and social reform, and particularly housing, was a large part of her work. Shocked at the poverty and overcrowding she found in London slums, she began to acquire and improve properties which would restore the tenants' dignity and self-respect. She organised a team of volunteer 'district visitors' to help the residents, and especially children, to achieve a better quality of life, including recreational amenities. These articles, dating from 1866 to 1875, show the development of her thinking on how to achieve reforms by a mixture of legislation and charity. As the number of properties and helpers grew considerably, she argued that the personal involvement of volunteers achieved more than a larger bureaucracy could. Her work, which was internationally recognised, led to the development of housing associations
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Hill, Octavia
Dewey number
  • 301.441
  • 362.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge library collection: History
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  • Housing
  • Poor
  • Philanthropists.
Target audience
general
Label
Homes of the London poor, Octavia Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 1875
Control code
9781108024556
Dimensions
22.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781108024556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Homes of the London poor, Octavia Hill
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 1875
Control code
9781108024556
Dimensions
22.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781108024556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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