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Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910



  • Existence: 1820 - 1910

biographical statement

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was an English nurse who became highly esteemed during the Crimean War (1853-1856).

Florence Nightingale was born May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy into an upper-class family. In 1837 while at Embley Park she felt inspired from God to become a nurse. Her mother and sister were opposed to her desicion. She served in the Crimean War as a nurse and was known as "The Lady with the Lamp". Her improvments in the hygiene and sanitation in the medical profession helped to reduce the death rate substantially. She never married, feeling that nursing was her calling, and she died peacefully in her sleep on August 13, 1910 in her room on Park Lane.

Wikipedia; December 21, 2011 (Florence Nightingale; birth 1820; death 1910; a nurse in the Crimean War; known as "The Lady with the Lamp").

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

David Bickersteth Magee collection of Victorian and Edwardian manuscripts, 1812-1952

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 355 Series 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Original drawings, sketches, and sketch books. Most of the items deal with scenes in England. Many have been published as illustrations for newspapers, magazines, and books. The dates of composition of these materials are uncertain.

Dates: 1812-1952

William Edward Kilburn portrait of Florence Nightingale

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233598702]
Identifier: MSS 7991
Scope and Contents

Portrait photograph taken by Kilburn for the London Stereoscopic Company in 1856 of Florence Nightingale.

Dates: approximately 1856

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