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ID number: WB-A000236
Institution: Winterbourne House and Garden
Artist / Maker: Hill, Octavia
Title / Object name / Definition: Housing Difficulties: Necessity for Wise Management and Personal Influence
Object type: Pamphlet
Date made: 1904
Measurements: 20.3 x 13.0 cm
Description: Examines the case of Notting Dale, where a group of ladies under direction from Miss Octavia Hill worked with tenants to improve living space. Removed middle men and collected rent themselves, removed dirty and broken furniture so families could furnish the property themselves and then afford two rooms in the place of one. Outlines the reasons for using ladies to collect rent rather than men. Discusses the good relationships built between the ladies and the tenants. Tenants are encouraged to find work independently but helped with work if needed. Ie: girls and women from the families cleaning communal areas and being paid by landlord. Outlines how they manage to always collect rent in full and have no trouble with debt – they take an interest beyond the mere collection of rent. Four sides of typed pamplet. Reprinted from "The Daily Chronicle".
Inscriptions / Translations: Notes on Miss Hill’s System of Rent Collecting, taken from her pamphlet “Homes of the London Poor”.
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