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Hill, Octavia 1838-1912

Overview
Works: 127 works in 313 publications in 4 languages and 3,759 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD7333.L7, 363.5092
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Homes of the London poor by Octavia Hill( Book )

27 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in English and held by 310 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
Octavia Hill, early ideals, from letters by Octavia Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our common land (and other short essays) by Octavia Hill( Book )

11 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in English and held by 65 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
Life of Octavia Hill as told in her letters by Octavia Hill( Book )

15 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 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
Letter to my fellow-workers, to which are added accounts of donations received for work among the poor during 1894 by Octavia Hill( Book )

32 editions published between 1874 and 1912 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from Octavia Hill's "Letters to fellow workers," 1864-1911 by Octavia Hill( Book )

4 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 33 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenant friends in old Deptford by Ellen Chase( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 24 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 )

6 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus der Londoner Armenpflege by Octavia Hill( Book )

5 editions published in 1878 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Octavia Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1942 and 1965 in English and held by 10 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour, space, and music for the people by Octavia Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

District visiting by Octavia Hill( Book )

4 editions published between 1877 and 1880 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Our common land (and other short essays)
Alternative Names
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

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 (200)

Japanese (4)

Dutch (4)

German (3)

Covers
Our common land (and other short essays)Founders 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