English Social Reformer and Author
1836 – 1912 A.D.
Octavia Hill, an English social reformer and author. At an early age she began her efforts to improve the homes of the London poor. In 1864 she was associated with John Ruskin who advanced the money for purchasing the houses and improving them or erecting new ones.
She taught multitudes to help themselves, impressing upon them ideas of cleanliness, order, and self respect. Her books include: Homes of the London Poor (1875) and Our Common Land (1877).
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.