Octavia Hill (1838-1912), Social reformer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Social reformer; influenced by Christian Socialism, and encouraged by John Ruskin in her schemes for improving the housing of the poor; devoted her life to housing reform, supervising the building of and management of numerous dwellings; widely involved in other charitable activities and a founder of the National Trust.
Octavia Hill's Birthplace Museum, Cambridgeshire
Politics, Government and Diplomacy