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date: 21 August 2019

Founders of the National Trustlocked

(act. 1894–1895)
  • Astrid Swenson

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Founders of the National Trust (act. 1894–1895), campaigned for the preservation of open spaces and historic buildings, establishing a body to hold 'places of historic interest or natural beauty' for the nation. Envisaged by Octavia Hill to 'consist of men and women who should be free from the tendency to sacrifice such treasures to mercenary considerations, or to vulgarizing them in accordance with popular cries' (...

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