|Full Name||Octavia Hill|
|Birth Date||December 3, 1938|
|Death Date||August 13, 1912|
|Born||Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, UK|
|Died||London, England, UK|
|Cause of Death||cancer|
|Mother||Caroline Southwood Smith Hill|
seven other siblings
Through her mother, Hill was the granddaughter of Thomas Southwood Smith.
Frederick Denison Maurice was a family friend of the Hill's, and had a lasting impact on Hill's worldview.
At the age of 15, in 1853, Hill began working as a copyist for John Ruskin. She continued to work with Ruskin for many years. However, in 1877, their relationship was severed when Ruskin made an "attack," on her, though of what nature, it is unknown.
When they were young women, Sophia Jex-Blake lived in Hill's family home, from 1859 - 1861.
Hill was a friend of Henrietta Barnett.
Hill was an acquaintance of Gertrude Bell, though Bell complained about Hill's rigorous conversations, calling them "despotic."
Emma Cons once worked as an assistant to Hill.
Hill's acquaintances included Hardwicke Rawnsley, Beatrice Webb, Samuel Bennett, and Robert Hunter.
Hill met Frederick Temple later in life, and talked enthusiastically with him for half an hour. He left the conversation exhausted, saying "I never had such a beating in all my life."
Hill's portrait was painted by John Singer Sargent in 1898.
How Added - Through her housemate Sophia Jex-Blake, who was added via her friend Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, who was added via her sister Millicent Fawcett, who was added via her contemporary Camille Clifford.