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Hill, Octavia: letter (1908)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL142
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hill, Octavia: letter (1908)
Date(s): 1908
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Hill | Octavia | 1838-1912 | housing and social reformer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Octavia Hill was born in Cambridgeshire in 1838, and was educated at home. She moved to London and became concerned with the condition of the urban poor and campaigned for housing reform and a more pleasant living environment, including the provision of open spaces. She was heavily involved in the Kyrle Society, founded by her elder sister Miranda, to 'Bring Beauty Home to the Poor'. Octavia Hill joined the Royal Commission for the Poor Law in 1905. She died of cancer in 1912.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Octavia Hill of 190 Marylebone Road, London to Miss Brinton, 13 May 1908. Accompanying the gift of a book. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. 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.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inserted in a volume of Octavia Hill's Letters to my fellow workers (1873-1909) - classmark: [G.L.] B.873.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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