Florence Nightingale

English social reformer, 1820-1910

"Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organised the tending to wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a highly favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of ""The Lady with the Lamp"" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night. In 1860, Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London. It was the first secular nursing school in the world."

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Nightingale, Florence

English social reformer and nurse (1820-1910). Autograph letter signed. (London), 10 South Street. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium.
$ 4,536 / 4.000 € (82209/BN53188)

To the physician and medical administrator Dr. William Miller Ord (1834-1902): "You were good enough to say you would like to see our first Report of training 'Health at Home Missioners' to teach Cottage Mothers in North Bucks by visiting as well as lecturing. Would you wish to see me to-day? and if so would you kindly say what time? [...]". With recipient's secretarial note: "Answered that you were called away, & I could not say what time you wd. call this evening, if required". - Considered the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War.

She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture. - Traces of a horizontal fold. On stationery with printed letterhead..

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Nightingale, Florence

British social reformer (1820-1910). Autograph letter signed. Park Lane W. [London]. 8vo. 2 pp. Mourning paper. Double sheet. With holograph envelope. Pencil.
$ 5,103 / 4.500 € (82069)

A rare holograph letter penned in pencil to Miss Gethen: „I am so sorry to put you off. But they say I must not see anybody just yet. Not even […] 2 am. Love yours F.Nightingale | I besieged with questions from Ladies as to what they could do ,for the soldiers’ - I believe they mean chiefly in needlework. I wanted to ask your advice as to what to answer. One doen not know what they can do. Also: God finds many thinkgs now which they did not use to the Flannel shirts used to be the cry. Could you help me to answer? F.N.“

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Nightingale, Florence

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