Henrietta Barnett

Standard Name: Barnett, Henrietta


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Clergyman Samuel Barnett and his wife Henrietta founded Toynbee Hall in Commercial Street in the London slum of Whitechapel, the first settlement house designed as a centre of help for the local poor, run...
Lent term 1887
A paper by Henrietta Barnett at the Cambridge Ladies' Discussion Society led to the foundation that year of the Women's University Settlement in Southwark, the first settlement for women.
March 1906
A company was set up, largely through the efforts of Henrietta Barnett , for the development of Hampstead Garden Suburb just north of London, as a community including people of all classes and income levels.
13 August 1912
Octavia Hill , housing advocate and one-time friend of John Ruskin , died of cancer in her home at 190 Marylebone Road, London.