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Barnett, Dame Henrietta Octavia Weston

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL 446
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Barnett, Dame Henrietta Octavia Weston
Date(s): 1930
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Barnett | Dame | Henrietta Octavia Weston | 1851-1936 | social reformer and author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henrietta Rowland was born in Clapham, Surrey, in 1851, and educated at boarding school in Dover, Kent. As a young woman, she assisted in Octavia Hill's charitable work; through Hill, Rowland met Rev Samuel Augustus Barnett, whom she married in 1873. The husband-and-wife team worked hard at social reform and poverty relief, their projects included the founding of Toynbee Hall, the 'University Settlement' in East London, and the creation of Hampstead Garden Suburb. Henrietta Barnett was appointed CBE in 1817 and DBE in 1924. The Dame Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb is named in her honour. Barnett died in 1936.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Dame Henrietta Octavia Weston Barnett, 1930, comprise a letter to Mrs [?Helena] Normanton. Discussing the speech Mrs Normanton was to make at the annual meeting of the State Children's Association on 12 November 1930.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2008

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