Records of the Blackfriars Settlement 1887-1973
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Epithet: social reformer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000065 English activist for housing reform for the poor and advocate for preservation of open spaces, places of natural beauty and historic sites. From the description of Octavia Hill autographed letters : to Mrs. Tebb, 1890-1894. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 9626652 English philanthropist. ...
In the early part of the 1880's, poverty in London had risen to endemic proportions and public concern had become widespread. In 1883 the University 'Settlement' movement began, prompted by the Rev Samuel Barnett's call for the university-educated young to 'settle' in area of the worst poverty. Barnett insisted they follow in the line of 'visiting' societies run by middle class women in the previous decades which had done much to raise the issue of the practices in workhouses in ord...