The Private Trustee in Victorian England


The "trust" was a popular device used by the Victorian middle classes to preserve their private property. At the center of this legal institution was the trustee, who managed the property for the original owner. Victorian trustees found themselves in a society that was changing rapidly and extensively, which had a profound effect on their ability to carry out their duties. This book explores the legal response to the challenges faced by trustees, through the varied relationships which they experienced during their administration.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Templeman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2001