Victorian philanthropic housing past, present and future. by J. Martin

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Published by Oxford Brookes University in Oxford .

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Thesis (M.Sc.) - Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 1994.

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ContributionsOxford Brookes University. School of Planning.
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Journal of Historical Geography, 15, 1 () The geography of Victorian values: philanthropic housing in London, Richard Dennis There was a spatial as well as a social dimension to philanthropic housing in Victorian by: state subsidies to local authorities and some housing associations from Sutton entered the contested arena of charity at the end of the Victorian period as one of Britain's mega-wealthy entrepreneurs He set up his housing trust with a wide remit, vast resources, and unfettered discretion to act in pursuit of his objectives.

There was a spatial as well as a social dimension to philanthropic housing in Victorian London. Housing agencies learnt by experience to avoid the poorest parts of London, where it was impossible to satisfy the financial demands of philanthropic by: Much of Victorian philanthropic housing was provided by industrialists who wanted better living conditions for their workers.

One of the earliest and best known examples is New Lanark village in Scotland, built between and by Robert Owen. He took over the existing textile mill and transformed it into a working example of how he. This book uses Cons’s and Cavendish’s partnership and work as an illuminating point of departure for exploring the larger topic of women’s philanthropic campaigns in late Victorian and Edwardian society.

Andrea Geddes Poole demonstrates that, beginning in the late s, a shift was occurring from an emphasis on charity as a private.

1 English Philanthropy by David Owen (). This, in my opinion, is the best overall book on the history of philanthropy in Britain. What you might lose in depth due to the broad time period covered is more than made up for by Owen’s highly readable prose and the wealth of great stories and quotes to be found within.

Of course, Burdett-Coutts was not the only Victorian citizen interested in children and education. Thomas Barnardo first started his Ragged School in but just three years later had expanded into providing housing for young boys and developed a ‘no child turned away’ policy after the death of a boy who had been turned away when the.

Wealthy individuals in Victorian Britain gave generously to improving housing for the working poor. Indeed, thousands of people still live in homes endowed by those charitable investments.

Checkland, O., Philanthropy in Victorian Scotland: Social Welfare and the Voluntary Principle, (John Donald), extends the Victorian philanthropic housing book.

Finlayson, G., Citizens, State and Social Welfare in Britain(Oxford University Press), is perhaps the best book on.

Model dwellings companies (MDCs) were a group of private companies in Victorian Britain that sought to improve the housing conditions of the working classes by building new homes for them, at the same time receiving a competitive rate of return on any investment.

The principle of philanthropic intention with capitalist return was given the label "five per cent philanthropy". the brewery, it provides little insight into Edward's philanthropy, or his private life,2 though the latter has been touched upon to a limited degree in recent works on the Guinness family.3 The housing trusts he established have been researched by Aalen and Malpass.4 but largely from the perspective of the wider social history of housing.

O. Checkland Philanthropy in Victorian Scotland: Social Welfare and Victorian philanthropic housing book Voluntary Principle, John Donald, extends the Victorian philanthropic housing book.

Finlayson Citizens, State and Social Welfare in BritainOUP, is perhaps the best book on the subject of voluntary efforts. The Evolution of the British Welfare State, 2 nd., ed., pp This book is nice for what it is--a survey of Victorians and their city by a nonexpert who nevertheless did very thorough research.

If you are not very familiar with the Victorian age, I recommend this book strongly. Because of the title, I was hoping for an in-depth analysis of LONDON, above s:   Victorian Philanthropy [ Victorian Web Home —> Political History —> Social History ] when fear and guilt were making people acutely conscious of lower-class suffering, the role of the philanthropist took on an importance, even a necessity, which called for.

The Victorian values of Octavia Hill Posted: Aug | Author: julesbirch | Filed under: History, Poverty, Social housing, Welfare reform | 1 Comment Octavia Hill retains an extraordinary ability to inspire and infuriate. The ideas of this pioneer of housing management, social work and environmental protection almost seem more influential (and more contradictory) now than.

Britain in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, especially in the context of the long-standing Quaker interest in adult education. It Rowntree's view of philanthropy in the wider contexts of the changing patterns of Victorian and Edwardian philanthropic theory and practice, the nineteenth-century growth of Quaker social concern, and the changing.

The housing reformer, Octavia Hill, was one of that tribe of "governing and guiding women," as Beatrice Webb put it, who were so influential in the philanthropic movement.

Hill renovated houses and rented them to the poor at somewhat less cost and with better facilities than they could otherwise afford; in return, she insisted upon the prompt. Related Books: Victorian Convicts: The harsh punishments of the Victorian prison system are showcased in Victorian Convicts, a book examining the lives and crimes of Victorian criminals.

[Read Review] Bombers, Rioters and Police Killers: The crimes we see today were not only prevalent in Victorian times but a significant part of Victorian life. "Philanthropy and Five Per Cent": Housing Experiments --XV.

A Gallery of Victorian Philanthropists --XVI. Benevolence Beyond the Metropolis: York and Liverpool --XVII. The Range and Resources of English Philanthropy --XVIII. Approach to State Partnership --Part Four: The "New Philanthropy" and the Welfare State () --XIX.

Touching on philanthropic initiatives in public housing, Picard also describes the architectural quirks of the typical Victorian middle-class terraced house and the everyday workings of the city's police, fire, water, gas and refuse services.

The traditional methods and approaches of philanthropy were not suited to this urban environment. Philanthropy (and the almsgiving that preceded it) had been something that took place at a highly localised, parish level and, as David Owen argued, “to translate the person-to-person charity from the village or the small town to an urban slum seemed, and indeed was, an impossible hope.”.

Following on from our Top 10 London Art Philanthropists, we turn to those who invested in our city for social g them in chronological order it's notable that the majority are nineteenth. Philanthropy Australia acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. ABN: 79 ACN: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm: Contents: The Victorian age; the question of style; philanthropic housing and the concern for the underdog - model dwellings and model villages; domestic architecture apart from philanthropic and model housing; new materials and new challenges; traffic relief, reform and hygiene; buildings for leisure; the.

The Victorian government will use its borrowing power to act as guarantor for up to $1bn worth of low-interest loans to help registered housing associations secure new social and affordable.

Touching on philanthropic initiatives in public housing, Picard also describes the architectural quirks of the typical Victorian middle-class terraced house and the everyday workings of the city's.

The Victorian values of Liberalism and nonconformity permeated all aspects of society, not excluding industry and business. This insightful study follows 10 remarkable Victorian industrialists who came from relatively humble origins and rose through hard work, inventiveness, and application to become among the richest and most influential men of their generation.

The philanthropy of middle and upper-class social workers saw hundreds of art exhibitions, concerts of fine music, evening lectures, clubs and socials, debates and excursions mounted for the benefit of impoverished and working-class Londoners. Ginn’s vivid and provocative book captures many of these in detail for the first time.

This brilliant book helps us better to understand both the past and the present."—Peter Stansky, author of Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil "Subtle, elegant, and insightful, Koven's book explores the remote, difficult world of Victorian philanthropy.

The Royal Victoria Hall and Morley College would soon engross her. Emma Cons, housing activist and cultural entrepreneur, was the London-born daughter of a successful craftsman whose ill health required that his daughters would have to work for their living.

Cons began her career as a beneficiary of philanthropy. Tarn’s excellent account of urban housing covers philanthropic movements, private housing, local authority housing and model communities.

WOHL, A – The eternal slum: housing and social policy in Victorian London. (Studies in Urban History, 5). London: Edward Arnold, []. People’s public and private lives were also affected by distinct Victorian values which shaped attitudes towards religion, philanthropy, the role of women and leisure activities.

It was a society of great contrasts, in many respects deeply religious, yet in other ways often seemingly immoral and uncaring. Nineteenth-century philanthropy has become an increasingly productive field in both history and literature since Frank Prochaska opened the ground back in Andrea Geddes Poole’s fascinating look at the charitable careers of two late Victorian and early Edwardian women from differing social classes is a welcome addition to the mix.

Byall the land had been sold and BCBC closed its books on the first philanthropic single-family housing development in Boston. Yet byas Cousineau notes, over 30 years and two major economic depressions, Boston Cooperative Building Company had built or rehabilitated family housing units in 78 houses ranging from single family.

The s saw a veritable explosion of social concerns and activities. Inthe journal of the leading philanthropic association, the Charity Organisation Society, reported: "Books on the poor, poverty, social questions, slums and the like subjects, rush fast and furious from the press.

At an academic conference last year on the history of political and social legitimacy of business, Open University Professor Janette Rutterford noted that among the investors she had been researching, “a number were making ‘philanthropic investments.’”She went on to describe a way to invest in the development of social housing—that is, to make a financial return while improving the.

English Philanthropy, especially established example fact figures financed followed Foundation funds gifts give given Government grants hand History Hospital housing hundred Ibid improvement included income individual industrial institutions A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books.

Typical Features Victorian Era Homes. In fact, it was towards the end of the Victorian regime that cars were invented. A common feature in every Victorian home would be the presence of chimneys as almost each of the rooms had a fireplace which would be useful to keep the home and the people living in it warm from the severe cold.

Accounting, women, philanthropy, housing management, nineteenth century, Octavia who had significantly impacted on Victorian Britain (Darley, workshop she also kept the books and prepared.

It became the pre-eminent Victorian philanthropic organisation addressing the needs of the poor, with the aim of increasing effectiveness amongst charities. The COS documented its own work, as well as collecting pamphlets, leaflets, reports, books and periodicals relating to.

The essays in part one of volume 2 explore the various means by which communities—generally working-class communities—in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe were subjected to forms of discipline in the workplace, by the church, and by philanthropic housing organizations.Accounting, women, philanthropy, housing management, nineteenth century, Octavia who had significantly impacted on Victorian Britain stocky figure laden with account books-and work with a.The House featured in the British TV series of the same name was typical for Victorian architecture in Great Britain and the United States.

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