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Hill, Octavia 1838-1912

Overview
Works: 204 works in 453 publications in 5 languages and 4,862 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  History  Sources  Social history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD7333.L7, 363.5092
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Homes of the London poor by Octavia Hill( Book )

47 editions published between 1875 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Life of Octavia Hill as told in her letters by Octavia Hill( )

27 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 organized a team of volunteer 'district visitors' to help the residents, and especially children, to achieve a better quality of life, including the provision of open spaces, training and recreational amenities. She was considerably influenced by Rev. F.D. Maurice, theologian and social worker, whose son, the editor of this work, married Octavia's sister Emily. The letters from which the 'life' is compiled show her extraordinary ability as an organiser, her humanity, and how much effort she put into her various activities, often overworking until she became ill
Our common land (and other short essays) by Octavia Hill( Book )

14 editions published between 1877 and 2019 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the provision of open spaces and recreational amenities. This book of essays and talks, first published in 1877, sets out the principles of this work. She emphasises the importance of access to the countryside for the health of city dwellers, and of creating green areas in towns, and she gives advice to volunteers about helping people to help themselves, rather than doling out money
Octavia Hill, early ideals, from letters by Octavia Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homes of the london poor and the bitter cry of outcast london by Octavia Hill( )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavia Hill and the social housing debate : essays and letters by Octavia Hill( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Octavia Hill (1838-1912) was famous for her work among the poor, particularly in the field of housing, where she developed a unique system. Whilst most of the philanthropic housing societies built model dwellings for respectable working-class tenants, Octavia went to the poor who were far from being respectable. Instead of building new dwellings, she would take over existing ones, often in the worst areas, complete with their existing tenants, and set about improving tenants and tenements together. Her work with the tenants involved finding employment, encouraging savings and giving advice and assistance wherever possible - short of hand-outs. She insisted that her tenants, poor as they were, must pay their way, and she was able to show a five per cent return on capital to the owners of all her properties. As her fame spread, more and more owners of working-class housing wanted to put their properties under her care, and she had a waiting list of supporters willing to buy housing for her to manage. By the time of her death she was managing nearly two thousand houses and flats, including large estates belonging to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Her work for the poor included the open spaces movement and she was one of the co-founders of the National Trust." "Because her observations on social housing are so relevant to the debate today, this selection of her writings and talks (some never published before) has been included in the Rediscovered Riches series as a means of deepening debate by drawing on the lessons of the last century."--BOOK JACKET
District visiting by Octavia Hill( )

4 editions published between 1877 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House property & its management; some papers on the methods of management by Octavia Hill( Book )

3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenant friends in old Deptford by Ellen Chase( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early ideals, from letters by Octavia Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavia Hill; a biography by E. Moberly Bell( Book )

6 editions published between 1942 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housing estate management by women (being an account of the development of the work initiated by Octavia Hill) by Society of Women Housing Managers( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House property & its management : some papers on the methods of management introduced by Miss Octavia Hill and adapted to modern conditions by Octavia Hill( Book )

5 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The befriending leader : social assistance without dependency by Octavia Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homes of the London poor : and, the bitter cry of outcast London : an inquiry into the condition of the abject poor by Octavia Hill( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus der Londoner Armenpflege by Octavia Hill( Book )

4 editions published in 1878 in German and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Octavia Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Octavia Hill as told in her letters, ed by Octavia Hill( )

3 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Life of Octavia Hill as told in her letters
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Life of Octavia Hill as told in her lettersOur common land (and other short essays)Six lost leaders : prophets of civil societyFounders of the National TrustOctavia Hill's Letters to fellow workers 1872-1911 : together with an account of the Walmer Street industrial experimentOctavia Hill & the individual
Alternative Names
Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill anglická sociální reformátorka

Octavia Hill britische Sozialreformerin und Begründerin des The National Trust

Octavia Hill Brits n/a (1838-1912)

Octavia Hill reformadora social y pionera del trabajo social británica

Octavia Hill riformatrice sociale britannica

Octavia Hillová

Хилл, Октавия

אוקטביה היל מנהיגה ורפורמטורית חברתית בריטית

অক্টাভিয়া হিল

オクタヴィア・ヒル

ヒル, オクタヴィア

奧克塔維亞·希爾

Languages
English (214)

Dutch (6)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (2)