Life of Octavia Hill as told in her letters

Life of Octavia Hill as told in her letters  (1913) 
by Charles Edmund Maurice


LIFE OF

OCTAVIA HILL

AS TOLD IN HER LETTERS



EDITED BY
C. EDMUND MAURICE


"The Holy Supper is kept indeed
 In whatso we share with another's need.
 Not what we give, but what we share;
 For the gift without the giver is bare."

Vision of Sir Launfal.


MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON
1913

CONTENTS
 
CHAPTER I
PAGE
PARENTAGE AND CHILDHOOD 1

CHAPTER II
EARLY WORK IN LONDON. 1851—APRIL, 1856 13

CHAPTER III
WORKING WOMEN’S CLASSES AND ART TRAINING, 1856—1858 80

CHAPTER IV
MILTON STREET, DORSET SQUARE. DECEMBER, 1858—APRIL, 1861 127

CHAPTER V
NOTTINGHAM PLACE SCHOOL. BEGINNING OF HOUSING WORK. 1860—1870 188

CHAPTER VI
1870—1875. GROWING PUBLICITY OF OCTAVIA’S WORK 256

CHAPTER VII
1875—1878. THE OPEN SPACE MOVEMENT 315

CHAPTER VIII
1878—1881. FOREIGN TRAVELS. MANAGEMENT OF HER WORK AT HOME 354

CHAPTER IX
1881–1889. APPOINTMENT BY THE ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS 440

CHAPTER X
FURTHER PROGRESS IN HOUSING AND OPEN SPACE WORK. 1890—1902 505

CHAPTER XI
LAST YEARS OF LIFE. 1902—1912 548
CONCLUSION 580
INDEX 585

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