Auchincloss Florence Nightingale Collection: Calendar of Letters & Title list

The Auchincloss Florence Nightingale Collections is arranged in four parts:

I. Books
II. Letters
III. Iconographic Materials
IV. Records of the Nightingale Fund.

Downloadable pdf versions of these lists can be found at the bottom of this page.

Part I: Books

The title list to the books in the Auchincloss Florence Nightingale Collection is arranged in four sections: books by Nightingale; books about her; books about nursing; and miscellaneous items, which include several Bibles either owned by Nightingale or bearing inscriptions by her.

[Jones, J., Miss.] Una and Her Paupers: Memorials of Agnes Elizabeth Jones by Her Sister, with an Introduction by Florence Nightingale. 2nd American from the fifth London edition, with an introductory preface by Henry Ward Beecher. New York, Anson D.F. Randolph & Co. [n.d.]. xlvi, 497 p.

Nightingale, Florence. "The Causes which Modify the Public Health: How People May Live and not Die in India," in Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science: Edinburgh Meeting, 1863. London, Longmans, Green. 1864. p. 501-510; discussion on p. 557-558.

Nightingale, Florence. "The Condition Of The Public Health: Sanitary Statistics of Native Colonial Schools and Hospitals," in Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science: Edinburgh Meeting, 1863. London, Longmans, Green. 1864. p. 475 - 488; resolution on p. 557.

Nightingale, Florence. A Contribution to the Sanitary History of the British Army during the Late War with Russia. London, John W. Parker and Son. 1859. 15 p.

Florence Nightingale to Her Nurses: A Selection from Miss Nightingale's Addresses to Probationers and Nurses of the Nightingale School at St. Thomas's Hospital. London, Macmillan & Co. 1915. 147 p.

Nightingale, Florence. "Hospital Statistics And Hospital Plans," from Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science. London, Victoria Press. 1862. 8 p.   2 copies.

Inscription, copy 1: a signature [R.G. Whitfield?] and a portion of a date 186*

Nightingale, Florence. Introductory Notes on Lying-In Institutions. Together with a Proposal for Organising an Institution for Training Midwives and Midwifery Nurses. London, Longmans, Green, and Co. 1871. 110 p.  2 copies.

Inscription, copy 1: "To Mrs. Frederic Werckner who has done such great things for the relief of such deep miseries among the French prisoners in Germany. This little book is offered by one who is proud to call herself country-woman to such a true heroine. Florence Nightingale, 1872"

Nightingale, Florence. Life or Death in India: with an appendix on Life or Death by Irrigation. London, Harrison and Sons. 1874. 63 p.

Inscription: "Offered to Her Most Excellent Generalship Mrs. Nassau Senior, late Inspector General of Female Infantry from Florence Nightingale (in consternation) London Dec 7/74"

Nightingale, Florence. Note on Different Systems of Nursing. London, Harrison & Sons. 5 p.

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Hospitals: Being Two Papers Read before the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, at Liverpool, in October, 1858. 1st Edition. London, John W. Parker and Son. 1859. 108 p.

Inscription: L. Johnson

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Hospitals. 3rd Edition. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Longman, Roberts, and Green. 1863. 187 p.

Inscription: " 'Notes On Hospitals' was presented to the School of Nursing of Presbyterian Hospital by Dr. Hugh Auchincloss. The book also contained a letter from Florence Nightingale, pictures and pamphlets which had been collected by the original owner. In order to preserve these they have been rebound by the Alumnae Assocation. May 1934" [Note these bound items were removed when the volume underwent conservation treatment in 2004-05]

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administration of the British Army. London, Harrison and Sons. 1858. 567 p.

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not. 1st Edition. London, Harrison. [1860]. 79 p. 8 copies.

Inscriptions:

Copy #1: N. Hugh Churchfield.
Copy #2: To the School of Nursing. Presbyterian Hospital. New York City.
From S** [Watkins?]. 1938.
Copy #3: Janet Simpson
Copy #4: [Dr. Clapp?]
Copy #5: Bookplate of Dr. John C. McCoy
Copy #8: Mrs. [Barnett?] with kind regards 1860 [in Nightingale's hand]

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not. New edition, revised and enlarged. London, Harrison. 1860. 224 p.

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not: with some account of her life. Boston, William Carter. 1860. 105 p.

Index Card: (now removed) Miss Charlotte Van Duzor, Brushwood Farm, Franklin, Mass.

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not. New York, D. Appleton and Co. 1860. 140 p.  7 copies.

Note: Copy 6 is bound in red cloth; Copy 7 is in paper wrappers

Inscriptions:

Copy #1: Anna C. Maxwell, 1880
Copy #2: Miss Lela B. Van Scoy '47, Hampton Bays.
Copy #3: R.L. Hodges, Bellevue, NY, June 1910.
Copy #4: Jane J. Statler from her R.H.S. 5th Month, 4th [Day], 1860.
Copy #5: "From Mother Meleney: Gift to Maxwell Hall Collection from Helen Clark Meleney. To be given to the Collection in Maxwell Hall"

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not. New York, D. Appleton and Co. 1860. 79 p.

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not. New York, D. Appleton and Co. 1861. 140 p. 2 copies.

Inscription: Copy #1: "Probably an first Edition Gift of Miss Love[,]Miss Claude" Johns Hopkins (1922) C. A. Mates from M.V.C.

Nightingale, Florence. [Notes on Nursing. German] Anmerkungen zur Krankenpflege: Was Krankenpflege ist, und was sie nicht ist. Uebersetz und herausgegeben von Dr. Adolph Wiesner und Friedrich Eiche. New York, Nicolaus Muller. 1860. 143 p.

Inscription: "For Miss Kjeldsen. P.H. 1905."

Nightingale, Florence. On Trained Nursing for the Sick Poor. London, Spottiswoode & Co. 1881. 11 p.

Nightingale, Florence. Organization of Nursing: An Account of the Liverpool Nurses' Training School, Its Foundation, Progress, and Operation in Hospital, District, and Private Nursing, with an introduction, and notes. Liverpool, A. Holden. 1865. 103 p.

With bookplate of Charles Janeway Stillé

[Nightingale, Florence]. Statements Exhibiting the Voluntary Contributions Received by Miss Nightingale, for the Use of the British War Hospitals in the East. London, Harrison and Sons. 1857. 68 p.

[Nightingale, Florence]. Subsidiary Notes as to the Introduction of Female Nursing into Military Hospitals in Peace and in War. London, Harrison and Sons. 1858.
153 p.

[Nightingale, Florence]. Suggestions for Thought to the Searchers after Truth among the Artizans of England. London, George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. Vol I-III. 1860. Note: Pages in Vols. II & III are uncut

Nightingale, Florence. "Training of Nurses and Nursing the Sick," from Dictionary of Medicine. London, Spottiswoode & Co., 12 p.

Seymer, Lucy Ridgely, ed. Selected Writings of Florence Nightingale. New York, The Macmillan Co., 1954.

Books about Florence Nightingale

A.B.C. Florence Nightingale: The Angel of Charity. Brooklyn. 1857. 32 p.

With bookplate of Dr. Victor Robinson

Aldridge, Lizzie. The World's Workers: Florence Nightingale, Frances Ridley Havergal, Catherine Marsh, Mrs. Ranyard. 5th ed. London, Cassell & Company. 1890. 128 p.

Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman. A Lost Commander: Florence Nightingale. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. 1929. 299 p. port.

Arnstein, Margaret G. "Florence Nightingale's Influence on Nursing," in Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol. 32, No. 7 (July 1956), pp. 540-546. 2 copies.

Berry, Frank B. "Florence Nightingale's Influence on Military Medicine," in Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol. 32, No. 7 (July 1956), pp. 547-553.

Department of Nursing. Faculty of Medicine. Columbia University. Catalog of the Florence Nightingale Collection. New York, 1956. 79 p.

Department of Nursing. Faculty of Medicine. Columbia University. Supplement to the Catalogue of the Florence Nightingale Collection. (includes additions made to the catalogue from Nov. 1937 to April 1940).

Department of Nursing. Faculty of Medicine. Columbia University. Student Prints: Florence Nightingale Issue. May, 1938. 12 p.

Hurd, Henry M. Florence Nightingale - A Force in Medicine: Address at the Graduating Exercises of the Nurses Training School of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, May 19, 1910. Baltimore. 82 p. 2 copies.

Is That Lamp Going Out? To the Heroic Memory of Florence Nightingale. New York, Hodder & Stoughton. n.d. 48 p.

Jacobs, Henry Barton. "Elizabeth Fry, Pastor Fliedner and Florence Nightingale," in Annals of Medical History. Vol. III, No. 1, (1921), p. 17-25.

Jewitt, Llewellynn. A Stroll to Lea Hurst, Derbyshire: The Home of Florence Nightingale. London, Piper, Stephenson and Spence. 1857. 21 p.  Bound with: Jewitt, Llewellyn. Florence Nightingale: A Tribute in Verse. Derby, Richard Keene. 1857. 14 p.

Inscription: "S.C. Hall * F.S.A. with the kindest regards of the author October 31, 1857"

Jones, Harold Wellington. "Some Unpublished Letters of Florence Nightingale, " in Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Vol. VIII, No. 9, (November 1940), pp. 1389-1396.

Kopf, Edwin W. "Florence Nightingale as Statistician," in Quarterly Publications of the American Statistical Association. (December 1916), pp. 388-405.

League of Red Cross Societies. "To Commemorate Florence Nightingale," in Review and Information Bulletin. No. 10, (October, 1932). Paris.

Matheson, Annie. Florence Nightingale: A Biography. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons. [n.d.]. 375 p.

Meeting in Honor of Miss Nightingale, Held in the Town Hall, Calcutta, on Wednesday, June 18, 1856. Bengal Hurkaru Press. 24 p.

Pasted on inside cover: article about the meeting from the Bengal Hurkaru and the Indian Gazette June 28, 1856

Morris, Charles D. L'Exemple de Florence Nightingale. Paris, Editions De La Nouvelle Revue. 1921. 13 p.

Mosby, C.V. A Little Journey to the Home of Florence Nightingale. St. Louis, Mo., The C.V. Mosby Company. 1948. 39 p.

Nash, Rosalind. A Sketch of the Life of Florence Nightingale. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1937. 32 p. 2 copies.

National League for Nursing Convention. The Florence Nightingale Exhibit. Philadelphia, National League for Nursing Convention, (May 12-14, 1959). 16 p. 2 copies

The Nightingale Fund: Report of Proceedings at a Public Meeting Held in London on Thursday, November 29th, 1855. London, The Nightingale Fund. 52 p. 2 copies.

Inscriptions:

Copy #1: "Mr. Woodbury from S.C. Hall"

Copy #2: "Interesting papers relating to the Nightingale Fund. See Halls' Retrospect of a long life".

Our Children's Times, or Sketches of the Past and Present, from the French Revolution of 1848, to the Fall of Sebastopol, 1855; A Book for the Children of England. London, Charles Haselden, 1856. 245 p.

Pages 68-70, 150-153 describe Nightingale's work during the Crimean War; Gift of the Columbia and Presbyterian School of Nursing Alumni, 2003.

Parthenope, Lady Verney. Florence Nightingale's Pet Owl, Athena: A Sentimental History. San Francisco, Grabhorn-Hoyem. 1970. 36 p.

Pollard, Eliza F. Florence Nightingale: The Wounded Soldier's Friend. New York, Fleming G. Rebell Co. 1900. 160 p. 2 copies.

Inscription, Copy #1: Isobel Cooper

Pollard, Eliza F. Florence Nightingale: The Wounded Soldier's Friend. New York, Fleming G. Rebell Co. [190-]. 166 p.

Inscription: "With best wishes from Aunt Annie. Xmas 1911."

Rundall, F.B.A. "Florence Nightingale's Place In British History," in Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol. 32, No. 7, (July 1956). pp. 536-539. [shelved under "Arnstein"]

Seymer, Lucy Ridgely. Florence Nightingale. New York, Macmillan. 1951. 154 p.

Szenajch, Wladyslaw. Florencja Nightingale i Zofia Szlenkierowna. Warszawa, Lekarski Instytut Naukowo-Wydawniczy. 1946. 125 p.

Terrot, Charles. Miss Nightingale's Ladies. London, Collins. 1948. 255 p. [Typed biographical sketch of the author is inserted in the volume]

Inscription #1: "To Miss Day, with very best wishes from the author -Charles Terrot, July 5, 1949"

Inscription #2: "To School of Nursing Library from Charlotte Seymour Day, [Class of] 1919"

Tooley, Sarah A. The Life of Florence Nightingale. New York, The Macmillan Company. 1905. 344 p. 2 copies.

A Woman's Example and a Nation's Work: A Tribute to Florence Nightingale. London, William Ridgway. 1864. 92 p.

Inscription: For the Rev. Henry W. Bellows. D.D. With the grateful and affectionate regards of The Author. London, England. May 6, 1864

Woodham-Smith, Cecil. Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910. London, Constable. 1950. (2nd Printing). 615 p. Dust jacket

Inscription: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Woodham-Smith, Cecil. Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1951. (5th printing). 382 p. Dust jacket

Inscription: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Woodham-Smith, Cecil. Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1951. 372 p.

Inscription #1: To the Class of 1951, Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing - A small token of appreciation. With warm regards and good wishes to my worthy "classmates." Dr. Rudolph N. Schullinger.

Inscription #2: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Woodham-Smith, Cecil. Lonely Crusader: The Life of Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910. Abridged version. New York, Whittlesey House. 1951. 255 p. Dust jacket

Inscription: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Wrench, Sir Evelyn. "The British Way," in National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 95, No. 95, (April, 1949), [article on Florence Nightingale appears on pp. 512-513]. 2 copies

Books about Nursing

American Nurses' Association. Facts about Nursing. New York. 1945. 96 p.

Abbot, Maude E. Seymour. Lectures on the History of Nursing, Part 1, Lectures I-IX. Montreal, McGill University Publications. 1924. 51 p.

Bartlett, Helen C. 25th Anniversary of the Maryland State Nurses' Association: An Historical Sketch, 1903-1928, with a Prologue of Nursing History in Maryland Prior to 1903. Baltimore, J.H. Furst Company. 53 p.

Breay, Margaret and Ethel Gordon Fenwick. History of the International Council of Nurses 1899-1925. Geneva, The International Council of Nurses. 1931. 190 p.

Brockett, L.P. and Mrs. Mary C. Vaughan. Woman's Work in the Civil War: A Record of Heroism, Patriotism and Patience. Philadelphia, Zeigler, McCurdy & Co., 1867. 799 p.

Brown, Esther Lucile. Nursing as a Profession. New York, Russell Sage Foundation. 1936. 120 p.

Dock, Lavinia L. and Isabel Maitland Stewart. A Short History of Nursing: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. 1st Edition. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1920. 392 p.

Dock, Lavinia L. and Isabel Maitland Stewart. A Short History of Nursing: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. 3rd Edition. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1931. 404 p.

Dock, Lavinia L.. Text-Book of Materia Medica for Nurses. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1892. 201 p.

Inscription: H.W. Lee [,] Jamaica Hospital[,] Jamaica, L.I. 1902

Edmonds, S. Emma E. Nurse and Spy in the Union Army: Comprising the Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps, and Battle-fields. Hartford, W.S. Williams & Co. 1865. 385 p.

Flikke, Colonel Julia O.. Nurses in Action: The Story of the Army Nurse Corps. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company. 1943. 239 p.

Gardner, Mary Sewall. Public Health Nursing. 2nd Edition. New York, The Macmillan Co. 1932. 432 p.

Inscription: Gladys Orand.

Georgia State Nurses' Association. Silver Jubilee Year Book, 1907-1931. 125 p.

Goodnow, Minnie. Outlines of Nursing History. 6th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co. 1938. 489 p.

How to Nurse Sick Children. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. 1854. 79 p. [facsimile, n.d.]

Hughes, Muriel Joy. Women Healers in Medieval Life and Literature. New York, King's Crown Press. 1943. 180 p.

Humphrey, Laurence. A Manual of Nursing: Medical and Surgical. London, Charles Griffin and Company. 1895. 250 p.

On index card in volume: "Book is based on lectures given by Dr. Humphrey to the Probationers at Addenbrokke's Hospital in Cambridge, England in 1887-1889. Copy presented to a Miss Hughes with Florence Nightingale's love. April 1895." Inscription: "Miss Hughes with Florence Nightingale's love, April, 1895." (on title page)

Jamieson, Elizabeth Marion and Mary Sewall. Trends in Nursing History: Their Relationship to World Events. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company. 1940. 570 p.

Johnson, Robert Wallace. The Nurse's Guide and Family Assistant. Philadelphia, Anthony Finley. 1819. 180 p.

Lamps on the Prairie: A History of Nursing in Kansas. [Emporia, KS] Emporia Gazette Press. 1942. 292 p. Dust jacket

Lee, Eleanor. History of the School of Nursing of Presbyterian Hospital, New York 1892-1942. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1942. 286 p.

A Manual of Nursing: Prepared for the Training School for Nurses Attached to Bellevue Hospital. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1878. 143 p.

Inscription: "L. K. Graves [?], Capt. & Asst. Surgeon"

Martineau, Harriet. Life in the Sick-Room: Essays. Boston, Leonard C. Bowles & William Crosby. 1844. 204 p.

Moore, Frank. Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice. Hartford, S.S. Scranton & Co. 1866. 596 p.

National League of Nursing Education. Standard Curriculum for Schools of Nursing. 4th ed.. 1922. 177 p.

Inscription: "M.J. Hehner [,] Personal Property"

Nutting, Mary Adelaide. A Sound Economic Basis for Schools of Nursing and Other Addresses. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1926. 372 p.

Poole, Ernest. Nurses on Horseback. New York, The Macmillan Co. 1932. 168 p.

Richter, Helena F. A Nurse's Journal. Chicago, S.I. Bradbury & Sons. 1884. 132 p.

Inscription: "Compliments of the author, Mrs. H.F. Spaulding to Prof. Baumgras and wife. Chicago, Ill.[,] Feb 13, 1897"

Riddle, Mary M. Boston City Hospital Training School for Nurses: Historical Sketch. Boston, 1928. 203 p.

Robb, Isabel Hampton. Nursing Ethics: For Hospital and Private Use. Cleveland, E.C. Koeckert. 1922. 273 p.

Inscription:" A. Josephine Squis, St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois[,]1926."

Robinson, Victor. "The Nurse Of Greece," in Bulletin of the Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Vol. VI, No. 9, November 1938. pp. 1001-1009. 2 copies.

St. Thomas's Hospital, The Nightingale School, Founded 1860. London. [n.d.]. 8 p.

Trenholme, Louise Irby. History of Nursing in Missouri. Columbia, The Missouri State Nurses Association. 1926. 140 p.

Miscellaneous Books

[Auchincloss, Hugh]. Holy Bible dedicated to the memory of Dr. Hugh Auchincloss, Richmond, VA, 1951.

[Auchincloss, Hugh]. Stevenson, Thomas W. "Obituary, Dr. Hugh Auchincloss." in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 3, no.4, July 1948. pp. 502-504.

[Auchincloss, Hugh]. Tribute to Hugh Auchincloss, 1878-1947. 2 copies - 1 hard cover, 1 soft cover.

Dunant, J. Henri. The Origin of the Red Cross: "Un Souvenir de Solferino." Translated from the French by Mrs. David Wright. Philadelphia, The John Winston Co.. 1911. 90p.

Dunant, J. Henri. Un Souvenir de Solferino. 1st Edition. Geneve, Jules-Guillaume Fick. 1862. 115 p.

Exercises in Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding by Florence Nightingale of the First Training School for Nurses. Carnegie Hall, the City of New York. Held Wednesday, May 28, 1910. 24 p. 2 copies.

Farrar, Frederic W. The Fall of Man and Other Sermons. 4th Edition. London, Macmillan and Co. 1878. 352 p.

Inscription: "Offered to Nurse Vonsden on her entrance into St. Marylebone new Infirmary: with Florence Nightingale's earnest prayers that she & all her Patients & all the Nurses may be led to that higher life which our Lord wills for us all. June 1881"

Florence Nightingale's Bibles (4)

Bible #1: Title Page - The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament & the New. London, 1693.

Inscription: Florence Nightingale's signature is on the title page of the New Testament.

Bible #2: Title Page - The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. London, R. & A. Suttaby [n.d.].

Inscription #1: "Offered thro' his dear mother Florence (Lees) Craven. F.N."

Inscription #2: "For my dear little God child Waldemar Sigmund Craven, with his godmother's Most earnest prayers that many, many New Years, both in this world & the next, pour upon him all the highest blessings that God can give & I can wish him that the child Jesus may be born anew in all our three hearts, his, & his mother's & mine, than which there can be no better wish. Florence Nightingale 1881"

Bible #3: Title Page - The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. London, R. & A. Suttaby [n.d.].

Inscription #1: A Bible presented by Nightingale to Fanny Burton, a school teacher with autograph inscription of 11 lines on the title-page, July, 1890.

Inscription #2:  "Offered to Fanny Burton, with Florence Nightingale's very best wishes for her highest and humblest success both here and hereafter in God's strength and for all her work done in God's name. July, 1890"

Bible #4: Title Page - The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. London, R. & A. Suttaby [n.d.].

Inscription: "Alice Munday with the most affectionate good wishes & earnest prayers for her best happiness, both here & hereafter of her friend Florence Nightingale London 1875"

George, Mother Margaret Cecilia. Mother Seton: Foundress of the Sisters of Charity. Mt. St. Joseph-on-the-Ohio, Sisters of Charity. 1909. 74 p.

Hunt, Leigh. A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla. London, Smith, Elder, and Co. 1848. 200 p.

Inscription: "Innis Arden House, Xmas 1907. To our dear friend and companion whom we both love.-Miss Margaret W. Stevenson. With Season's Greetings From Mr. & Mrs. J. Kennedy Tod. "

Ives, A.G.L. British Hospitals. London, Collins. 1948. 50 p.

Lovejoy, Esther Pohl. Certain Samaritans. New York, The Macmillan Co.. 1933. 344 p.

Inscription: "To Dr. Victor Robinson with kindest regards. Esther Pohl Lovejoy"

Mackenzie, G. Muir and A.P. Irby. The Slavonic Provinces of Turkey in Europe. New Edition, Revised and Reset. 2 v. London, Daldy, Isbister & Co. 1877. 313 p., 334 p.

Inscription, vol. 1: "Offered in the ardour of our friends, Miss Irby's good cause to Mr. & Mrs. S.C. Hall who have done so much for so many good causes with warm regards & thankful heart of Florence Nightingale Whitsuntide: 1877"

Inscription, vol. 2: Mr. & Mrs. S.C. Hall offered by Florence Nightingale 1877

Mr. & Madame Goldschmidt's Evening Concert of Sacred and Miscellaneous Music at Exeter Hall in Aid of the Nightingale Fund on Tuesday, March 11, 1856. London, Mr. Mitchell, Bookseller to Her Majesty.

Inscription, cover: S.C. Hall

My Beloved Poilus. St. John, N.B., Barnes & Co. 1917. 122 p.

Osborne, Sydney Godolphin. Scutari and its Hospitals. London, Dickinson Brothers. 1855. 54 p.

Roberts, G.Q.. A Brief History of St. Thomas's Hospital. London, The Photochrom Co.. 1920. 23 p. 2 copies.

Inscription: "To Miss Margaret Hawthorne In memory of her visit to The Nightingale Training School and St.Thomas Hospital July 1931, Alicia *** "

Simpson, Willliam. The Seat of War in the East. London, Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. 1855. Unpaginated, largely plates. [Shelved with folios]

Sondregger, Rene. J.H. Dunant - Revolutionär! Zurich, Reso. 1935. 134 p.

Speert, Harold. The Sloane Hospital Chronicle. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis & Co.. 1963. 260 p.

Inscription: "To Miss Mary Crawford, reigning queen of Sloane Hospital, with affectionate regards, Harold Speert"

Sundown. Castell Brothers. 189-? 12 p. (Nightingale's gift to Eva Jarvis, 1892).

Towner Art Gallery. From Morality & Instruction to Beatrix Potter: An Exhibition of Books for Children. Eastbourne, England. 1949. 34 p.

The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada: 50th Anniversary 1897-1947. Montreal, Southam Press. 1947. 124 p.

Part II. Letters

Letters are organized in three groups: letters written by Nightingale; letters written by others; and miscellaneous letters and documents. The second group includes a small number of letters by Nightingale's mother, Frances, and by her sister Parthenope, Lady Verney. The bulk of this correspondence, however, is by friends and colleagues of Nightingale and many are addressed to her.  The third group consists of documents relating to the Nightingale Fund, a national fundraising effort in Great Britain in the late 1850s to found a nursing school based on Nightingale's principles (eventually opened at St. Thomas Hospital, London, in 1860); documents and correspondence relating to the Auchincloss Nightingale Collection; and letters from American nursing leaders including Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix, Anna Maxwell (first Director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing), Adelaide Nutting, and Isabel Hampton Robb, among others. There is also a letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Maxwell.  Additional Nightingale Fund records can be found in Part IV of the Collection.

The letters by Nightingale are arranged chronologically except for C-248 (1852) and C-249 (1864); letters C-250-256 are undated. Correspondence by others is in roughly alphabetical order by author, but there are inconsistencies.

This calendar is based on Catalog of the Florence Nightingale Collection (Dept. of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University, 1956), which was compiled by students in the School of Nursing's History of Nursing classes. It was revised by Archives & Special Collections staff in 1998-2000. At that time an inventory was done of the correspondence and some of the more obscure entries were checked against the original letters, but it was not possible to verify the accuracy of each description.

Letters Written by Florence Nightingale

Letter Number Contents
C-1.  Genoa, Jan. 22, 1838, letter to Miss Henrietta Wyvill, telling of a trip to Genoa.4to, 4p, ALS.
C-2. Embley, Oct. 12 [1847], letter to a man, thanking him for the use of the "Phrenological Journal," [discussing links between man and monkeys]..small 8vo, 8p, ALS.
C-3. Tapton, March 29, 1853, letter to Mrs. Sutton, thanking her for the book she sent. 12mo, 3p, ALS, stamped envelope & sealing wax.
C-4.  Tapton, Easter Eve, Mar. [1853], letter to Mrs. Sutton telling that her Grandmother [Florence Nightingale's] "fell asleep yesterday morning," [Good Friday], 12mo, 5p, ALS.
C-5. Embley, Romsey, May 22, [1853], letter to Miss [ ] Frere, asking for advice and possible help for a German widow, who seems to be of "high promise as a nurse,". 12mo, 8p, ALS.
C-6.  1 Upper Harley St., Apr. 27, 1854, letter to Miss [ ] Welch, telling of the serious condition of Miss O. Raven's case. 12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-7.  Upper Harley St. [London], May 26, 1854, letter to a woman telling that the Institution ["Sick Governesses Home"] hopes to be of service.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-8.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Oct. 25, [1854], Balaclava Day, letter to Mrs. Craven, saying she has been so busy that it has seemed impossible to do anything for her Godson's books.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-9.  Barrack Hospital, Dec. 20 [ ], letter to Mary Stanley [Salutation "Dearest,"] asking that she come to see her.4to, 1p, ALS.
C-10  missing
C-11.  Barrack Hospital, Nov. 22, 1854, letter to a man, expressing thanks for great kindness shown and asking for "five minutes' conversation".12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-12. Scutari Hospital, Feb. 10, 1855, letter written in third person to Mr. Milton in which she states she will be happy to see him. [unsigned] 12mo, 3 p, ALS.
C-13.  [Balaclava Harbour] May 7-10, 1855, a portion of her handwritten diary. "[May] 7. Arrived in the Balaclava Harbour. Landed with Dr. Anderson." 8vo, 3 p.
C-14.  Barrack Hospital, Scutari, Nov. 25, [18]55, letter to Madame Jackson telling she had received the enquiry regarding her son, Mr. Ellis Jackson. 8vo, 4 p, ALS.
C-15. Barrack Hospital, Scutari, Dec. 8, 1855, letter to Sister Anne, expressing fear of misunderstanding [regarding the position desired?]. 12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-16. Scutari, Barrack Hospital, Dec, 10, 1855, letter to Mrs. [Trainor?] telling that her husband was wounded at Alma.12 mo, 3 p, ALS.
C-17.  Scutari Hospital, January 7, 1856, letter [incomplete] telling of an aged mother who sent her three sons to the Crimean War.small 8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-18.  Barrack Hospital, Scutari, Jan. 21, 1856, letter to a man, thanking him for packets containing "Yearly Parts of the 'British Workman'".12 mo, 3 p, ALS.
C-19.  [ ], 3/4/56 [April 3, 1856], letter to Miss [ ] Wear, advising that sheets of paper are being sent.8vo, 2 p, ALS.
C-20.  Scutari, Barrack Hospital, March 8, 1856, letter to a man, expressing uncertainty as to just what is desired in his letter of Feb. 18. Advice is given to the effect that the no. 2683, Serg't Henry Wilson, 30th Regent, left his Regiment in the Crimea. 8vo, 2 p, ALS.
C-21. Scutari, Barrack Hospital, 4/3/56 [March 4, 1856], letter to G.C. Robertson, Esq. M.D., expressing regret over delay in answer to his letter of Feb. 28. 4to, 2p, ALS.
C-22. [Scutari], 5/3/56 [March 5, 1856] [in pencil], letter to a man telling she has made up a box for the Germans.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-23.  General Hospital, Balaclava, June 10, 1856, letter to a man, telling that ice has been sent to the Icehouse in the Castle. 8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-24. General Hospital, Balaclava, June 14, 1856, letter to Lord Stratford, expressing on behalf of the Ladies and nurses in these hospitals. 8vo, 6 p, ALS.
C-25.  Balaclava, June 30, 1856, letter to a man, telling that the D.A. Quarter Master General at Scutari is forwarding a large monument.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-26.  [ ], 11/7/56 [July 11, 1856], Letter to a man expressing her disappointment over not having seen him.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-27.  [ ], July 28, 1856, incomplete letter to Miss [ ] Wear, expressing dissent over her having taken a "poor dying woman" into her hut.8vo, 4p, ALS, blue envelope.
C-28. Lea Hurst, Matlock, Aug. 26, 1856, letter to Miss [ ] Wear, telling regret over having returned the 10 pounds.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-29. missing
C-30.  30 Old Burlington St. W., Feb. 2, 1857, letter to a man, expressing her appreciation over his desire to dedicate his book to her.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-31.  [London] [1857], letter to [Thomas Alexander] discussing at length the "probable working of Netley Hospital, as originally designed by Dr. Smith". 8vo, 7p, Al.
C-32. 29 Burlington St., June 14, 1857, letter to a man, advising that a copy of his own "Instructions" [For France and Belgium] is being sent to him.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-33.  [ ], June 22, 1857, letter to [Thomas Alexander], suggesting that he put to Sir J. Hall the question "By whom was the ground chosen for the camp of the Light Division at Devna?.3p, ALS.
C-34. 29 Old Burlington St. W., June 26, 1857, letter to Mr. [S.] [C.] Hall, thanking him for his letter.12mo, 8p, AL.
C-35.  29 Old Burlington St., July 7, 1857, letter to a man, asking him if he could come the following morning.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-36.  Bury House, Sept. 3, 1857, letter to a man, stating that because of illness she had been unable to leave her room, but that she is so deeply interested in the fate of Netley Hospital. 12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-37.  Burlington St., 3/11/58 [November 3, 1858], letter to Messrs. Harrison, please to send this day's post a copy of my Precis.12 mo, 1p, ALS.
C-38. 30 Old Burlington St., W, April 23, 1858, letter to [Thomas Alexander], advising him that they are enclosing his proposed Diet Tables.small 8vo, 7p, ALS.
C-39. [ ], May 5, 1858, letter to a man, asking that he read the enclosed from Dr. Christison.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-40.  30 Old Burlington St., June 28, [1858?], letter, unsigned, to [John Henry Newman], asking if he knows the means and conditions of obtaining admittance for a lost child into Hammersmith House of the Good Shepherd. 12 mo, 2p, ALS.
C-41.  30 Old Burlington St., July 6, 1858, letter to [Dr. Charles J.B. Williams] stating that "we" [meaning the troops and her] have business that night.12 mo, 3 p, ALS.
C-42. 30 Old Burlington St., July 12, 1858, letter to [Thomas Alexander] stating that she is enclosing (confidentially) proof of a letter. 12 mo, 5p, ALS.
C-43.  [ ], July 26, 1858, letter to a man, stating that she had - "on Saturday"- received from the Printer the "Regulations". [unsigned]. 12mo, 4p, AL.
C-44.  30 Old Burlington St., 8/11/58 [November 8, 1858?], letter to [Thomas Alexander], stating the Shorncliffe Return was received.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-45.  30 Old Burlington St., September 9, 1858, letter to [Thomas Alexander] stating she had read all enclosures and that regarding the two copies no changes could make them better.12mo, 9p, ALS.
C-46.  30 Old Burlington St., September 9, 1858, letter to a man, stating that she is enclosing for his consideration what she had been thinking about the reorganization of Netley.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-47. 30 Old Burlington St., September 12, 1858, letter to a man, stating that his letter says all there is to say regarding a construction.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-48. 30 O. Burlington St., October 30, 1858, letter to Messrs. Harrison, asking that 6 copies of her Precis ["both Vols."] be sent to her today.12 mo, 1p, ALS.
C-49. 30 Old Burlington St. W., November 21, 1858, letter to a man asking - that even though he might not remember her-she be permitted to send him a copy of her Report to the War Office.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-50.  30 Old Burlington St., W., November 22, 1858, letter to Messrs. Harrison asking them to send copies of her Precis [both Vols.] to the following:.12mo, 4p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-51.  [ ], November 27, 1858, letter to [ ], stating that she would like to see [him/her?] at 1 o'clock.12mo, 1p, ALS
C-52.  30 Old Burlington St., London (W), November 30, 1858, letter to a man, saying she believes he will be interested in seeing a copy of a certain private report of hers.1p COPY.
C-53. Great Malvern, January 7, 1859, letter to Messrs. Harrison, asking them to send copies of the Sanitary Contribution etc.12 mo, 1p, ALS.
C-54. London, March 7, 1860, Order to pay to the account of Miss Beatrice A. S. Smith.12mo, 1p, DS.
C-54a.  [London?], May 21, 1860 to Dec. 17, 1860, 15 checks, on the London Joint Stock Bank-Western Branch 69 Pall Mall. DsS.
C-55.  30 Old Burlington St., June 12, 1860, letter to William Coltman, in which she tells of her knowledge of the distress of the Spitalfield.12mo, 5p, ALS.
C-56. London, August 18, 1860, letter to Madame [Salis] Schwabe, telling of having learned that a lady named Contessa Galasco Martini.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-57.  [ ] August 18, 1860, letter to Madame, telling that she is sending two vols. of Macaulay's Miscellaneous Writings.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-58.  30 Old Burlington St., September 1, 1860, letter to C. Morehead, Esq., thanking him for a copy of his valuable work on "Disease in India".12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-59.  London, November 1, 1860, order to Messrs. Glyn and Co., to pay to Messrs. Day or Order the Sum of Seven Pounds.12mo, 1p, DS.
C-60.  30 Burlington St., Monday [ ], letter to Mr. Dawson, telling that her mother has unexpectedly returned from the country.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-61.  [30 Old Burlington St. W] [1861] [in pencil], letter to a man, asking permission to send a copy of her statistical paper.Small 8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-62.  30 Burli'n St., February 7, 1861, letter to a man asking if he can advise her as to how she can obtain the official record.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-63. 30 Old Burlington St. W., March 15, 1861, letter to Mrs. [ ] Walker, stating that after the most "minute" search in the records, nothing can be found to help her.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-64.  30 Old Burlington St. W., May 23, 1861, letter to Mr. [R.G.] Whitfield, thanking him for making it possible for Mr. Clough to get away.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-65. Hampstead, London NW, August 10, 1861, letter to Miss [ ] Craig, advising that she is sending her paper with Forms and Plans.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-66. 9 Chesterfield St. W, April 26, 1862, letter to a man telling reason for not sooner answering his letter of April 2.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-67. Hampstead, N.W., August 15, 1863, letter to Lady Monteagle, advising that a paper being sent as printed in the India Army Sanitary Report-said paper being on of Florence Nightingale's-..12mo, 8p, ALS.
C-68. London, April 26, 1864, note to a man, stating that the pamphlet enclosed shows the practical working of the office of Officers of Health in London.8vo, 1p, ANS.
C-69.  115 Park St. W., May 19, 1864, letter to [Robert] Rawlinson, saying they are "precluded" by Instructions from entering on the subject of his memorandum.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-70.  32 South St., Grosvenor Square, London, W., July 26, 1864, letter to Henry Staunton Ellis, saying that - encouraged by Mr. John Clark [the son of her friend Sir James Clark].8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-71. 32 South St., Grosvenor Square, London W., July 26, 1864, letter to John Strachey, Esq., thanking him for his valuable work - the "Second and Third Sections" of "Cholera Epidemics of 1861".8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-72.  [ ], August 10, 1864, letter to Fred H. Janson, stating that she is enclosing check for her account.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-73.  Hampstead N.W., August 23, 1864, letter to J. H. Tanner, MD, thanking him for "invaluable attention to poor Phebe Burton".12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-74.  32 South St., London W., November 10, 1864, letter to J. [John] Strachey, Esq., expressing her thanks for his kind letter, for his help toward the good cause in Bengal.8vo, 8p, ALS.
C-75. 27 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., New Year's Eve, [Dec. 31, 1864], letter to Sir John Strachey, expressing regret over his short stay in England - and also over his ill health.12mo, 4p, ALS, stamped envelope [dated 12/31/64].
C-76.  27 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., New Year's Eve, [Dec. 31, 1864], letter to [Sir John Strachey] stating it is a "very different place indeed, from what it was when Sidney Herbert was in it." She continues that it is possible the present Secretary of State.12mo, 2p, ALS. (incomplete)
C-77.  27 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., January 11, 1865, letter to John Strachey - "I should be extremely sorry not to see you when you.12mo, 2p, ALS. (envelope)
C-78. 27 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., January 19, 1865 , letter to [Sir John Strachey], advising that she is sending one of the earliest copies of the "remarks" - virtually a sequel to the "Suggestions." As the first thing to be done, she suggests that the Presidency Governments.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-79.  27 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., Jan. 24, 1865, letter to Helen [Horner], thanking her for the Review of her dear Father..12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-80. 32 South St., Park Lane London W., January 26, 1865, letter to J. [John] Strachey, expressing her regret over his having left - without the help of a cab as she had planned. Regarding his inquiry concerning tables for calculating percentages.12mo, 5p, ALS.
C-81.  27 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., March 8, 1865, letter to a man, advising that all Barrack construction comes now before a standing Commission at the War Office.12mo, 4p, ALS [incomplete].
C-82.  27 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., March 20, 1865, Miss Nightingale presents her compliments to Mr. Jeffs.12mo, 1p, AN.
C-83. 32 South St., Park Lane, London W., April 26, 1865, letter to J. [John ] Strachey, expressing her regret over the lack of improvement in his health.she hopes the Sanitary Commission will always go to Simlah with the Government.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-84. 35 South St., Park Lane, London W., March 12, 1866, letter Mrs. [ ] Paget, expressing thanks for having written her regarding Mr. Paget.12mo, 5p, ALS.
C-85.  35 South St., Park Lane W., March 26, 1866, letter to John Strachey, thanking him for his letter of February 22.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-86.  Embley Park, Romsey, Hampshire, August 26, 1866, letter to Mrs. Rich[ar]d Morris, explaining the reason for the delay in reply.8vo, 6p, ALS.
C-87. 35 South St., Park Lane, London W., Oct. 24, 1867, letter to Miss Ellen Gorham, in answer to her letter of October 19.12mo, 5p, ALS.
C-88. 35 South St., Park Lane, London W., March 14, [1868], letter to Madame [ ] asking if she knows whether or not Mrs. Matthews has recently received any communication from the Patriotic Fund. 12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-89.  35 South St., Park Lane, London W., April 5, 1868, letter to Lady Eastlake, regarding the possibility of a Lady Superintendent for the Nurses of Liverpool Workhouse Infirmary.8vo, 8p, ALS.
C-90.  35 South St., Park Lane, London W., April 23, 1868, letter to Miss Helen Taylor, saying the she does "these things" as Mr. Stuart Mill bids her to do.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-91.  35 South St., Park Lane, London W., May 25, 1868, letter to Lady Eastlake, thanking for her kindness, and saying it might be well for Miss Wright to have an interview.12mo, 7p, ALS.
C-92. 35 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 10, 1869, letter to Hon. John Strachey, thanking him for his kind and instructive letter of October 10th.8vo, 17p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-93.  35 South St., Park Lane W., Oct. 19, 1868, letter to Lady Eastlake, thanking her for her endeavour to get volunteers.8vo, 6p, ALS.
C-94.  35 South St., Park Lane W., May 14, 1869, letter to John Strachey, saying that she has seen Sir John Lawrence.8vo, 8p, ALS.
C-95. 35 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 1, 1869, letter to C.H. Frewen, thanking him for his note about his house at Highgate.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-96.  35 South St., Park Lane W., Aug. 15, 1870, letter to Mrs. [Salis] Schwabe, enclosing 5 pounds for the Victoria Stiftung.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-97.   [ ], August 21, 1870, letter to Mrs. [Salis] Schwabe, thanking her for telling the author of the two letters in the Times.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-98.  Lea Hurst, Matlock, Aug. 21, 1870, letter to Mrs. Frewen Turner, thanking her for her kind note and her goodness to the poor sick.8vo, 5p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-99.  Lea Hurst, Aug. 27, 1870, letter to Miss Eleanor Martin, telling that she is sending "more papers".large 8vo, 2p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-100.  [ ], November 15, 1870, letter to Mme. [Salis] Schwabe, expressing thanks for her kind letter, and asking that she use the enclosed 20 pounds.large 8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-101. [ ], November 18, 1870, letter to Mme. [Salis] Schwabe, saying that much as she dislikes making public a letter written.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-102.  [ ], December 20, 1870, letter to Mrs. [Salis] Schwabe, asking her to make a printed receipt for $22.82.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-103. 35 South St., Park Lane W., January 13, 1871, letter to Mrs. [Salis] Schwabe, expressing her regret over not having had her note in time for the Tuesday Committee..8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-104.  35 South St., Park Lane W., January 13, 1871, letter to Mrs. [Salis] Schwabe, saying she thinks it kind of her to send the "contents announced in the enclosed note to Breslau".8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-105.  London, April 21, 1871, letter to S.F. Bagnall, in reply to his inquiry as to the number of nurses necessary..8vo, 4p, ALS. Letter originally bound in collection's copy of Notes on Hospitals, 3rd ed.
C-106.  35 South St., Park Lane W., July 17, 1871, letter to Messrs. Spottiswoode, thanking them for sending the "Revise".8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-107. 35 South St., Park Lane W., Oct. 12, 1871, "With Florence Nightingale's compliments and thanks." 16mo, 1p, ANS.
C-108 [ ], February 17, 1873, letter to Sir H. [Harry Verney], expressing regret over not having been able to see him and asking him to pass on a message to Sir John Strachey.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-109.  35 South St., Park Lane W., July 30, 1873, letter to Sir John Strachey, expressing thanks for his writing and offering her the privilege of seeing him.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-110.  35 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 11, 1873, letter to Messrs. Graves, stating that she has been informed by Mrs. Godfrey Lushington.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-111.  [ ], April 23, 1874, letter to Mrs. Kate Coulin, stating that she would gladly help her if possible.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-112. 35 South St., Park Lane W., June 25, 1874, letter to Miss [ ] Cameron, saying that inasmuch as she cannot go with her to look over Soho Square.12mo, 6p, ALS.
C-113.  35 South St., Park Lane W., Jan. 25 1876, letter to Colonel [Wm] Denny, expressing her appreciation over his remembering so many of the people no longer with them.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-114. Lea Hurst, Nov. 30, 1876, letter to C.B.N. Dunn, telling that she believes she must return to London.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-115.  35 South St., Park Lane W., Jan. 22, 1877, letter to Henry Graves, expressing her indebtedness for sending "the 3 beautiful" "Christ the Light of the World"-.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-116.  35 South St., Park Lane W., Jan. 29, 1877, letter to Henry Graves, expressing her indebtedness for his note of the 25th.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-117.  [ ], September 7, 1877, letter to C.B.N. Dunn, saying she fears Rose Wren will never keep on the "Cold Water" bandage.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-118.  Lea Hurst, Cromford, Derby, Nov. 2, 1877, letter to Miss [ ] Rankin, expressing regret over her resolution to return to Germany.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-119. 35 South St., Park Lane W., Jan. 31, 1878, letter to Messrs. Henry Graves, expressing regret that the Account [just received] had not been earlier paid.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-120.  London, April 3, 1878, letter to J. [John] C. Barnard, Esq., in which she wishes success "to every effort made to furnish our work.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-121.  London, April 4, 1878, letter to "N.B." - to J. [John] C. Barnard Esq., in which she states she has re-opened her previous letter.8vo, 1p, AL.
C-122.  Lea Hurst, Cromford, Derby, Aug., 16, 1878, letter to Rev'd. W. [ ] Acraman, telling him that four of their nurses who were returning for further Nursing employment.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-123.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Jan. 24, 1879, letter to Col. [Wm] Denny, telling that she is returning his beautiful sketches.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-124.  London, February 12, 1879, letter to John C. Barnard, Esq., in which she expresses her regret over not being able to act as Vice President.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-125.  10 South St., Park Lane W., February 4, 1879, letter to Mrs. [Salis] Schwabe, asking if she would send a small Report about the work being done.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-126.  10 South St., Park Lane W, April 26, 1879, letter to Mary [ ] expressing regret over her illness.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-126a. Lea Hurst, Sept. 24, 1879, note to Miss Moehler expressing her gratitude “for her ever great kindness to my dear Mother & for many other things”…1p, AN
C-127.  10 South St., Park Lane W., January 1, 1880, letter to Mrs. William Shore Nightingale [Salutation "Dearest Louisa"].12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-128.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Feb. 2, 1880, letter to Mary [ ], telling of her mother's death.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-129.  Lea Hurst, Cromford Derby, Oct. 25, 1880 and Dec. 26, 1880, letter to Miss [ ] Mochler, telling her of the death of Widow Gregory.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-130.  Lea Hurst, Oct. 29, 1880, letter to Mary [ ], telling of the illness of Mr. Smith.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-131.  [ ], November 12, 1880, letter to B.F. Stevens, expressing regret over the delay in answering his letter.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-132.  [ ], Feb. 24, 1881, letter to Charles [ ], telling of her pleasure about hearing that he plans on having a coffee house.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-133 & C-134.  London, May 6, 1881, letter to "My very dear friends,".she extends best & greetings and thanks to all.8vo, 13p, facsimile copy. On cover: "To the Nurses & Probationers at St. Thomas' Hospital." C-134 has an illegible inscription to "Dr. Kelly."
C-135.  10 South St., Park Lane W., May 23, 1881, 6.a.m, letter to Fraulein von Cornberg, expressing regret over not having seen her again.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-136. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Oct. 11, 1881, letter to Charles Benson, thanking him for his note and copies of his two interesting Reports on his Tours.8vo, 4p, AL. [incomplete?]
C-137. Lea Hurst, November 3, 1881, letter to Mr. [ ] Francis, describing three "old fashioned roses".12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-138.  Lea Hurst, November 26, 1881, letter to Rev'd W. [ ] Acraman, in which she enclosed £3.30 to be used wherever he feels it is most needed.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-139.  10 South St. Park Lane, Dec. 10, 1881, letter to [Charles Benson] advising him that a pupil of Howard's of Bedford.8vo, 2p, AL.
C-140.  10 South St., Park Lane W., December 16, 1881, letter to C. [Charles] Benson, thanking him for his interesting news.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-141.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Feb. 18, 1882, letter to C. [Charles] Benson, expressing her distress over the character of the "Resolution".8vo, 5p, ALS.
C-142.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Feb. 27, 1882, letter to Mrs. [Sarah] Outram, who is looking for a "cook's situation".8vo, 1p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-143. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Mar. 2, 1882, letter to C. [Charles] Benson, thanking him for his two letters, for the contents.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-144.  10 South St., Park Lane W., June 20 1882, letter to [Charles] Benson, thanking him for his letter of the late May.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-145. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Aug. 7, 1882, letter to Miss [Henrietta] Stewart, expressing regret over not being able to see her again.8vo, 6p, ALS.
C-146. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Aug. 12, 1882, letter to [Charles Benson], saying she will gladly see him on Tuesday.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-147.  10 South Street, Park Lane, May 20, 1882, letter to Dr. Evatts, saying she has not heard from him in "9 or 10" months.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-148.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Jan. 23, 1883, letter to [Dr. Evatts], saying that inasmuch as he has talked about the necessity of teaching.8vo, 4p, AL. [incomplete?]
C-149. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Feb. 27, 1883, letter to Dr. Evatts, telling him she thinks his "Scheme of the Army Hospital Flower Mission".12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-150.  10 South St., Park Lane W., May 23, 1883, letter to Miss [Henrietta] Stewart, expressing regret over not knowing of her being at Chatham.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-151.  10 South St., Park Lane W., May 24, 1883, letter to Messrs. Harrison and Howson, saying she has a case of greatly prized knives.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-152.  [ ], May 26, 1883, letter to Col. [Wm] Denny, saying it made her unhappy that he should have left there the 2 pounds.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-153.  10 South St., June 13, 1883, letter to Dr. Evatt, asking "What constitutes a Corps?".12 mo, 1p, ALS.
C-154.  [ ], July 18, 1883, letter to Joanna [Horner] thanking her for her "letter and wish to know where I was born".12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-155.  London, July 27, 1883, letter to Dr. Gillham Hewlett, expressing her joy over the good news that he has been appointed Sanitary Commissioner.2 post cards, 4 p, envelope.
C-156. Claydon Ho: Bucks, Oct. 3, 1883, letter to [ ] Bratby, expressing regret over not being able to see her again.8vo, 7p, ALS.
C-157.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Oct. 10, 1883, letter to Miss [Henrietta] Stewart, expressing appreciation over hearing of the progress of the work at Fort Pitt. 2 cards measuring 3" x 4", signed.
C-158. 10 South St., Nov. 8, 1883, letter to [ ] Bratby saying she has sent her a package.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-159.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 20, 1883, letter to Wm. Stewart Falls, thanking him for his kindness in taking up the cases of her maid's illness.8vo, 8 p, ALS.
C-160.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 7, 1883, letter to [ ] Bratby, enclosing a Cheque for 5 pounds.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-161. [ ] New Year's Day, 1884, letter to [ ] Bratby, telling of the death of a relative.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-162.  10 South St., Park Lane W., June 2, 1884, addressed to Frances Groundsell, I promised that I would let you know when I should want you.post card, 2p, 16mo.
C-162a.  10 South St. W., June 19, 1884, letter to Miss [Ada Bland] Rees, expressing sympathy over the death of her father.12mo, 3p, stamped envelope, ALS.
C-163. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Oct. 31, 1884, letter to C. Benson, inquiring how matters stand with him and the farming.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-164.  10 South St., Mar. 13, 1885, letter to [ ] Bratby, inquiring about her health, as ALSo that of Mrs. Broomhead.12mo, 7p, ALS.
C-165. 10 South St., Park Lane W., July 14, 1885, letter to Joanna [Horner], saying that, because of her being ill.16mo, 2p, ALS.
C-166. [ ], July 26, 1885, letter to Capt. Galton, thanking him for his note.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-167.  Claydon House, August 11, 1885, letter to Dr. Benson, asking if he will be so good as to postpone his visit.12mo, 1p, ALS, envelope.
C-168.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Sept. 17, 1885, 10 a.m., letter to the Inspector - Euston Station, reminding him of their interview.8vo, 2p, ALS [as in C-135].
C-169. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 16, 1885, letter to [ ] Bratby, expressing regret over tardiness in writing - and due to pressing work.12mo, 5p, ALS.
C-170.  London, May 22, 1886, letter to Capt. Galton, introducing Professor Weinbremer.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-171. 10 South St., Park Lane W., July 5, 1886, letter to Sir Neville Chamberlain, expressing the hope of seeing him.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-172.  Claydon, Sept. 28, 1886, To: Miss Frances Groundsell, she states she has no time to write as intended.12mo, 2p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-173.  10 South St., November 9, 1886, letter to [ ] Bratby, saying as soon as she had Mrs. Brocklehurst's note.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-174. 10 South St., Dec. 3, 1886, letter to [ ] Bratby, asking her to get a pair of blankets for Martha Sheldon.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-175. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 29, 1886, letter to [ ] Bratby, giving her list of gifts being sent.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-176.  10 South St., March 8, 1887, letter to [ ] Bratby and Mrs. Brocklehurst, thanking them for their kindness.12mo 5p, ALS.
C-177.  [ ], April 18, 1887, [letter] to Ernest Morgan, on inner flap of envelope - "2 printed papers" - "1 Note." Letter missing - Have envelope only. 12 mo.
C-178.   [ ], July 23, 1887, letter to [ ] Bratby, telling that Dr. Dunn has written about her, as has ALSo Dr. Webb.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-179.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Sept. 1, 1887, letter to Mrs. Hales, saying that she is sending her pet cat Quiz.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-180.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Sept. 7. 1887, letter to Dr. Benson, saying he recommended to Mrs. Robertson after consultation.12mo, 3p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-181.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Sept. 8, 1887, letter to Miss Baker, telling why she had been unable to keep the appointment as suggested.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-182.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 13, 1887, letter to [ ] Bratby, enclosing 5 pounds that was not previously sent.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-183.  Claydon, January 25, 1888, letter to Frances [Groundsell] expressing her happiness in knowing that Mr. Verney is getting so much better.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-184.  10 South St., Park Lane W., June 5, 1888, letter to [ ] Bratby, expressing regret over the difficulty she is having with her eyes.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-185.  10 South St., July 6, 1888, letter to [ ] Bratby, giving news of their mutual acquaintances.12mo, 8p, ALS.
C-186. 10 South St., Park Lane W., July 7, 1888, letter to Mrs. Malleson, saying that she cannot accept the honour to become the President of an Association.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-187.  10 South St. Park Lane W., July 9, 1888, letter to F.G. Hewlett, saying it is difficult to tell what is best for him in so anxious a problem.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-188.  Claydon House, Winslow: Bucks, Oct. 2, 1888, letter to [ ] Bratby, asking her to give Lydia Prince half a crown.12mo, 5p, ALS.
C-189.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Oct. 3, 1888, letter to Philip Benson, asking him to have Mr. Calvert - in her behalf - see Elizabeth Hubbard.12mo, 3p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-190.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Oct. 11, 1888, letter to [ ] Bratby expressing appreciation for letting her know of Martha Sheldon's death.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-191.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Oct. 12, 1888, letter to Philip Benson, advising him that she and her housemaid are leaving the following Monday for London.12mo, 4p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-192 10 South St., Park Lane W., Oct. 24, 1888, letter to Susan [ ], saying she will gladly see her.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-193.  10 South St., Jan. 17, 1889, letter to [ ] Bratby, telling of her "dearest Aunt's" death.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-194. 10 South St., May 7, 1889, letter to [ ] Bratby, enclosing 5 pounds, lest there be shortage.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-195.  10 South St., Grosvenor Sq. W, Aug. 1, 1889, letter to Sir Raymond West, thanking him for his letter of July 8, regarding the Bombay Sanitation Bill in Committee.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-196.  10 South St., Grosvenor Sq. W., Jan. 31, 1890, letter to Miss Stanley, regarding Mrs. Sandwell's wish for admission at St. Thomas.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-197.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Feb. 7, 1890, letter to Mrs. Taviner, giving in detail the necessary arrangements with their cost for entrance and treatment at St. Thomas.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-198.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Feb. 25, 1890, letter to [ ] Bratby, expressing regret over her continued illness.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-199.  London, May 7, 1890, letter to Harry V. Toynbee, expressing her hearty wish for success to the "M&N Nursing Association.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-200.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Sept. 25, 1890, letter to Frances [Groundsell] telling of sending her Quarter and with her best wishes.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-201.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, January 11, 1891, letter to Dr. [Philip] Benson, asking that he come to see Mrs. Broadhurst.12mo, 1p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-202. 10 South Street Park Lane W., May 26, 1891, letter to Miss Johnston, saying - "Yes, please, dear Miss Johnson - 5 tomorrow".12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-203.  10 South St., Park Lane W., July 15, 1891, letter to Rev. Frederick K. Harford, expressing regret over his illness.8vo, 2p, ALS.
C-204.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, November 21, 1891, letter to Dr. [Philip] Benson, inquiring about Marsh Gibbon and the Scarlatina.12mo, 1p, ALS, envelope.
C-205.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Nov. 26, 1891, letter to Frances [ ], asking that she send her the exact address of her aunt.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-206.  Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Dec.15, 1891, letter to Frances [ ], telling her she had acted wisely and well.small 8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-207 Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, Dec. 21, 1891, writing to Frances [ ], asking if she will be so good as to order from Allen's and from Welch's Christmas Day Sirloin of Beef.8vo, 3pp, ALS.
C-208.  Claydon, Jan. 10, 1892, letter to Frances, saying that please God they will be at Euston Tuesday at 2:35, and that she has desired Messenger to come.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-209. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Jan. 22, 1892, letter to Sir Raymond West, asking if she may venture to send him a copy of her letter to the Poona Sarvajarick Sabha.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-210.  London, April 18, 1892, letter to Mr. Thomas Holton, expressing thanks for the oak cabinet.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-211.  10 South St., Park Lane W., July 3, 1892, letter to Lady Burdett-Coutts, expressing regret over not having been able to receive her..12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-212. 10 South St., Park Lane W., July 5, 1892, letter to Lady Burdett-Coutts, advising that she will be very glad to see her.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-213.  10 South St., Park Lane W., July 7, 1892, letter to Miss [Luckes?], thanking her for her kind note.12mo, 1p, ALS, loose cancelled stamp of Florence Nightingale's likeness.
C-214. 10 South St., Grosvenor Sq. W., August 23, 1892, letter to [ ] in which she tells that Commander No. 1216 William Magee has been in her service.Small 8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-215.  Clayton House, Winslow, Bucks, Aug. 28, 1892, letter to Frances, telling her she is anxious to please both her and Kate and that they settle between them.small 8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-216.  Steeple Claydon, Bucks, Oc[tober] 18, [18]92, Telegram to Miss Frances Groundsell. Would you like to stay till Friday or even till Monday?.12mo, 1p.
C-217.  London, January 27, 1893, letter to Miss Kate Marsden thanking her for her interesting book.12mo, 2p, ALS, envelope.
C-218.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Aug. 26, 1893, Letter to M. [ ] Finucano, saying she would like to see him.12 mo, 3p, ALS.
C-219.  London, October 25, 1893, letter Mr. I. [ ] Herbert, asking him to offer her deepest gratitude to his Committee and to those of the "Survivors of the Balaclava Charge,".12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-220.  [ ] Oct. 25, 1893, letter - "To the Survivors of the Balaclava Charge." My friends. I am asked to greet you the survivors on this anniversary of the heroic Balaclava charge.8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-221.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 10, 1893, letter to Surgeon Colonel I.B. Hamilton, acknowledging his note of November 1, as ALSo his letter in the "Times".8vo, 3p, ALS.
C-222. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 15, 1893, letter to Surgeon Colonel Dr. [I.B.] Hamilton, expressing her thanks over his desire to see her.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-223.  10 South St., Park Lane W., November 18, 1893, letter to Surg. Col. Hamilton, saying she will return his valuable paper.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-224.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 20, 1893, letter to Dr. Benson, thanking him for his kindness to Lizzie Coleman.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-224a. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 30, 1893, letter to Surgeon Colonel Hamilton, saying she has not been idle regarding his "Suggestions,".small 8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-225.  10 South Street, Park Lane W., Dec. 9, 1893, letter to Surgeon Col[onel] Hamilton, expressing her pleasure over his progress, as she says they await his promised Article for a magazine.8vo, 4p, ALS.
C-226. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 21, 1893, letter to Philip L. Benson, telling him that Lizzie Coleman - who sprained her ankle - is going home tomorrow.12mo, 3p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-227. [ ] February 14, 1894, note to Messenger, to bring me back at once from Mrs. Fitz Roy my two photographs of Sir Harry Verney. Hand written on front of small envelope, signed F.N..
C-228.  10 South St., Park Lane W., May 19, 1894, letter Dr. [Philip] Benson, thanking him for his constant attention to Sir Harry [Verney].12mo, 4p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-229. [ ], [1895], letter to the Duke of Cambridge, expressing regret - along with so many of the Army over losing Y.R.H. " as our C in C.".12mo, 1p, Al
C-230.  10 South St., Park lane W., June 26, 1895, letter Harry [Verney] - with an enclosure from F. Verney. She asks for advice regarding a suggestion of Douglas Galton.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-231.  10 South St., Park Lane W., June 26, 1895, letter to Lord Monteagle, expressing her pleasure over hearing from him.8vo, 1p, ALS.
C-232.  [London], September 18, 1896, letter to Miss Charlotte Macleod, asking how long she will be in London.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-233.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Sept. 21, 1896, letter to Miss Charlotte Macleod, answering her inquiry as to where to go to take a "course".12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-234.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 24, 1896, letter to Miss Charlotte Macleod, suggesting an appointment on Saturday at 5 o'clock.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-235. 10 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 5, 1896, letter to Miss Macleod, giving the address of Miss Crossland.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-236.  10 South St., Park Lane W., Dec. 12, 1896, letter to Miss Macleod, making an appointment to see her.12mo, 2p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-237. 10 South St., January 3, 1897, To Messenger, I wish you a Happy New Year.12mo , 1p, ALS.
C-238. 10 South St., Park Lane W., April 3, 1897, letter to Lady Monteagle, expressing the hope of seeing her any afternoon.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-239. 10 South St., Park Lane W., April 20, 1897, letter to Lady Monteagle, enclosing a letter from Miss Pringle... 12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-240.  10 South St., Park Lane W., May 14, 1897, letter to Sister [Franklin], expressing pleasure over hearing from her.8vo, 4p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-241.  10 South St., Park Lane W., May 19, 1899, letter to Lady Monteagle, saying she will be glad to see her.May 22 at 5:30.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-242 London, June 30, 1899, letter to Lady Aberdeen, in answer to the request for "this poor little word for the Nurses".12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-243.  London, June 30, 1899, letter to "Dear Nurses - very dear Nurses." Thank you, thank you for all the progress you have made.12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-244.  10 South St., Park Lane W., July 1, 1899, letter to Lady Aberdeen, thanking her for her letter, 12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-245. [London] May 28, 1900, letter to - My dear children [To all our nurses] admonishing them to keep up honours of this profession.12mo, 12p, ALS.
C-246.  10 South St., Park Lane W., August 2, 1901, letter to C.S. Whitbread, extending thanks to the Committee for beautiful flowers.8vo, 3p, ALS, stamped envelope.
C-247.

10 South St., Park Lane W., Nov. 11, 1901, letter to Messinger, in which she tells of having heard he is to be married.small 8vo, 2p, ALS

C-248.  30 Old Burlington St., London, Saturday, November 1852?, letter to Mlle. Bunsen, suggesting Mr. Bunsen "do as he like about his good little Bristol printer, who is quite welcome to the poor little pamphlet which she [Miss Nightingale] has sold for the benefit of the institution [at Hookham's] bookstore."12mo, 3p, ALS. Date "November 1852" in pencil with question mark.
C-249.  7 Norfolk St., Park Lane W., Christmas Eve, [18]64, letter to John Strachey, "Dear Sir, I could not bear to assail you the very instant you arrived in England." She compliments him on the gigantic work of the Bengal Sanitary Commission.and wishes all papers pertaining to India's sanitary improvements to be sent to her.12mo, 16p, ALS.
C-250.  [ ] [ ] letter to Bernard Mallet, with apology for delayed reply.8vo, 2p, ALS
C-251.  Chesterfield, Friday, [ ] letter to a man thanking him for his remembering her "Mesmeric curiosities".12mo, 3p, ALS.
C-252.  19 August, [ ] [ ], letter to a man, saying they will be equally glad to see him.12mo, 1p, ALS.
C-253.  [ ] [ ], Tuesday night, letter to a man, saying they are not acquainted with Miss Dickinson.12mo, 2p, ALS.
C-254.  [ ] [ ], letter to Joanna [Horner] enclosing 26 lines of Sir John Herschel's poetry.12mo, 4p, Al.
C-255.  Embley, Tuesday, letter to Susan, telling of their having returned after a summer and autumn of delightful travel.12mo, 4p, ALS.
C-256. [ ] [ ], letter to a woman [ ] - from myself. She is a great loss to me.12mo, 1p, ALS. [incomplete?]

Letters Written by Others

By Frances Nightingale, mother of Florence Nightingale
Letter Number Contents
O-1. South Street, Park Lane, March 26, [1855], letter to Sir [ ], telling how glad she is that he is pleased "with the shadow of a portrait of my daughter," she adds "it's shadowy nature helps the likeness." Typed copy, 8vo, 1p.
O-2. Embley, Tuesday [1855], letter to Colonel Jebb, thanking him and Lady Amelia for their help in making it possible for them to see Mr. Sidney G. Osborne.12mo, 5p, ALS.
By Parthenope (later Lady Verney), sister of Florence Nightingale
O-3.  Embley, Friday [1855], letter to Lady Monteagle, thanking her for such generous kindness towards her sister.12mo, 4p, ALS.
O-4.  Cavendish Square, Saturday night, [1855], letter to Lady Monteagle, saying that her sister has just gone, but who wishes to have her thanks extended.12mo, 4p, ALS.
O-5.   Embley, June 28, [1855], letter to a man, saying that Madame Lind is morbidly nervous about anything connected with her being.talked of.and that therefore his request for her letters cannot be granted.8vo, 4p, ALS.
O-6. Embley, June 19, [1856], letter to Lady Monteagle, expressing regret over not having written earlier, that delay being due to the fact that the greater part of her time has been given to care for her sister [Florence Nightingale].12mo, 4p, ALS.
O-7. Lea Hurst, September 24, [1856], letter to Lady Monteagle, telling in detail of sister's illness.12mo, 8p, AL.
By Miscellaneous Persons
O-8. Scutari], November 14, [1855], letter to "Sir" telling how - in spite of but a half hour's notice they had prepared for an influx of 600 men.Letter signed C.H.B. [Probably Charles H. Bracebridge]. Copy, 12mo, 1p.
O-9. [Scutari], November 20, [1855], letter to "Sir" expressing great uneasiness over two ships of wounded men from Sebastopol...Signed S.B. (Probably Selma Bracebridge). Copy, 12mo, 1, [on same sheet as O8].
O-10. From Rawlinson, Robert, Manchester, March 12, 1864, letter to Mrs. E. [Ashworth?], in which relates "to a proposed commencement of Sanitary works in India." 12mo, 3p, ALS.
O-11. Burdett-Coutts, [Lady], Holly Lodge, Highgate, June 18, 1892, letter saying her heart is with her, as also her hand.12mo, 2p, ALS.
O-12. Burdett-Coutts, [Lady], Stratton St., July 3, 1892, letter expressing regret over not being able to accept her invitation, 12mo, 2p, ALS.
O-13. George [Duke of Cambridge] Gloucester House, Park Lane,W., October 1, 1895, letter thanking her for her very sympathetic letter which has brought him great comfort.12mo, 4p, ALS, [with envelope].
O-14. Cromer, Lord. 36 Wimpole Street, July 16, 1910, letter saying he is sending her a copy of a circular being issued by him and Lord Curzon..8vo, 2p, TLS.
O-15. Manning, Henry E. [Edward], St. Mary's, Bayswater, April 22, 1861, letter saying her letter did not reach him - because he was in Rome.12mo, 6p, ALS.
O-16. Manning, H.E. [Henry Edward], St. Mary's, Bayswater, December 18, 1862, letter telling that the "Revd. Mother" has told of their visit together. He mentions his ill health.12mo, 3p, ALS.
O-17. Martineau, H. [Harriet], Amblinde, December 24, 1862, letter assuring her that her recent letter has been destroyed - as was requested. She tells of having heard that the D[uke] of Cambridge cannot continue in office because of his morals.12mo, 7p, ALS.
O-18. Roberts, Fred. [Lord], Edge Hill, Sydenham, March 4, 1881, letter thanking her for her letter of March 3, regarding Mrs. Fellowes.12mo, 2p, ALS.
O-19. Roberts, Fred. [Lord], 20 Redcliffe Square, South Kensington, June 27, 1881, letter asking her to let him know if it would be convenient to call.12mo, 2p, ALS.
O-20. Roberts, Fred. [Lord], Fleming's Hotel, Half Moon St., October 29, 1885, letter saying that if convenient for her he will call "Tomorrow [Friday] at 1:30.".12mo, 2p, ALS, [stamped envelope].
O-21. Roberts, [Fred., Lord], Englemere, Ascot, Berks, December 3, 1907. Letter extending in his own behalf as ALSo in behalf of Lady Roberts his sincerest congratulations on the honour the King has conferred upon her.12mo, 2p, ALS, [stamped envelope].
O-22. Rosebery, Lord, 38 Berkeley Square, February 10, 1899, letter asking him if she will grant him the honour of an interview.12mo, 1p, ALS.
O-23. Scott, R. [Robert], British Antarctic Expedition, 36 & 38 Victoria Street, S.W., November 4, 1909, letter asking her support toward this Expedition and for which he enclosed a "programme".8vo, 2p, TLS.
O-24. Taft, W.H. [William Howard], American Red Cross, Washington, D.C., May 17, 1910. Letter saying that as President of the Red Cross of America, he has the honor of sending her a copy of the resolution recently adopted by the Executive Committee of the American Organization.8vo, 1p, TLS.
O-25. Taylor, Helen, Blackheath Park, Kent, April 25, letter expressing thanks for the prompt reply to her letter, adding the thanks of Mr. Mill.12mo, 3p, ALS.
O-26. V. [Victoria], Dow[ager] Empress Frederick, Schloss Friedrichshof, Cronberg, Taunus, May 17, 1900, letter expressing congratulations and warmest good wishes over having reached her 80th birthday.12mo, 6p, ALS.
O-27. Whittier, John Greenleaf, Oak Knoll, Danvers, U.S., 5th Month of 1882,
Poem - To Florence Nightingale of England, 12 lines, 12mo, 1p, Signed.
O-28. Wood, [Sir] Evelyn, War Office, January 12, 1898, letter advising that as a patient of hers in 1856, he takes pleasure in telling her that her wishes have been met so that her Godson, Mr. Craven will be selected for direct appointment to the Field Artillery.12mo, 2p, ALS.
O-29.

12 empty envelopes in Florence Nightingale's hand, addressed to the following:

  • John Strachey - 8
  • Thomas Holton - 1
  • Robertson - 2
  • Georgina [Sollet?]
O-30. Denny, William, January 30 [1878?], asking her how she likes his drawing [on verso], 1p. of text, with sketch of bridge in County Donegal on verso, ALS.

Miscellaneous Correspondence & Documents

Nightingaliana/Nightingale Fund
Folder

Contents

1.

Pamphlets, flyers, receipts, accounts, etc. pertaining to Nightingale Fund canvasing efforts, ca. 1850s

2. “Duties of Probationer Under the Nightingale Fund” and “Regulations as to the Training of Probationer-Nurses under the Nightingale Fund” [1 item printed on both sides], undated, ca. 1860s?    
3. Newspaper clippings about Nightingale, 1854-1950s
4. Note removed from the Nightingale thermometer in the Auchincloss Collection
5. St. John’s House Training School for Nurses [London]: Engagement of Nurses, 2 p., printed, undated but ca. 1860s?
6. An Exhibit of Some of the Writings of Florence Nightingale…Teachers College, Columbia University, May 16-June 1, 1910, 7 p.
7. Expansion de l’Ecole Florence Nightingale-Bordeaux de 1902 a 1925, map, 1 p.
8. St. Thomas’s Hospital, Nightingale School of Nursing: 2 brochures, “Syllabus of Training” and “St. Thomas’s Hospital – The Nightingale School, Founded 1860” (2 c.); both undated but ca. early 20th century.
9. Florence Nightingale Pledge: certificate, undated, ca. mid-20th century?
Correspondence, General
10. Correspondence, miscellaneous, largely relating to the Auchincloss Nightingale Collection, 1930-1949 and undated
11. Correspondence, miscellaneous, relating to purchases and donations to the Auchincloss Nightingale Collection, 1932-1949
12. Auchincloss, Hugh: letters, 1937-1949, largely to Helen Young, Director of Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing (1921-1936)
13. Auchincloss, Hugh, Jr., 1947, 1951
14. Barton, Clara: ALS, March 23, 1903; endorsed check, 1896
15. Dix, Dorothea: ALS, March 3 & 9, 1840, 1867?, 1869, and undated, with one envelope in her hand [6 items total]
16. Kennedy, John S.: TLS, Aug. 23, 1904 to Miss Newman about furnishings for Florence Nightingale Hall at Presbyterian Hospital, 3 p.
17. Maxwell, Anna, first Director, Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, 1892-1921 (now Columbia University School of Nursing), 1894, 1918-1928
18. Maxwell, Anna: Examination questions in her handwriting, 1897
19. Maxwell, Anna: List of clothing and other necessities given to nurses accompanying Maxwell to nurse U.S. troops during the Spanish-American War, 1898; with note explaining that list is in the hand of “Miss M.R. White”
20. MacDonald, Beatrice M.: ALS to Anna Maxwell describing her work with Evacuation Hospital No.2 in France, Sept. 2, 1918, 2 p.
21. Nightingale, L. Shore: Letters to Eleanor Lee, Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, re donations to the Nightingale Collection, 1938; 4 letters with envelopes [originally cataloged as AFN-355a]
22. Nutting, Adelaide: Letters largely relating to the Nightingale Collection, 1928-1941
23. Park, William H, Director of Laboratories, New York City Dept. of Health.: ALS to the students of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing thanking them for the flowers they sent, Oct. 7, 1936, 1 p.
24. Robb, Isabel Hampton: TLS, to Miss Stone, March 7, 1899, 1 p.
25. Roosevelt, Theodore: TLS to Anna Maxwell, June 16, 1916, 1 p.
26. Wald, Lillian: Signed calling card, dated “1932-33”
27. Young, Helen, Director of Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing (1921-1936): Two letters, 1921, 1942
28. Young, Helen: Letters received, c.1921-1942 and undated
Miscellaneous
29. Auchincloss, Hugh: Obituary from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, v.3, #4 (July 1948)
30. Brown, Mary Magoun (Nursing 1897): Notes on bacteriology lectures of Dr. John S. Thacher, 1895, 4 p.
31. McBride, Sarah E. (Nursing 1941): “A Letter from Crimea: A Play Based on a Letter written by Miss Florence Nightingale,” 1939, 26 p.
32. Insertions and loose material found in books of the Auchincloss Nightingale Collection

Part III. Iconographic Materials

I. Florence Nightingale

Images, primarily portraits, of Florence Nightingale. Images are arranged in rough chronological order by Nightingale’s age as she appears in the image. Thus, a portrait produced in the twentieth century of a young Florence Nightingale would be filed before a nineteenth-century image of an older Nightingale.

Folder Contents
1 As a child, with book: Nightingale at about age ten, sitting at a desk, lost in thought. With Nightingale’s signature in facsimile. [2 identical images]
2 As a young woman, after A.L. Egg: Small portrait of Florence Nightingale at about age 20. Identical to OV 9:35.
3 As a young woman, after E. Rigby, 1846: Postcard. Caption underneath the image reads, “Florence Nightingale: From a drawing by Elizabeth Rigby (Lady Eastlake) made in July 1846.”
4 Portrait with pet owl, 1849: Three photographs of a print showing Florence Nightingale with her pet owl. The original drawing is by Nightingale’s sister Parthenope. The reproductions include a facsimile of Nightingale’s signature.
5 Portrait with pet owl, 1849: Identical to above; it has adhered to a piece of glass.
6 Portrait, reading (color greeting card): Card with a color illustration of Nightingale as a young woman, reading a book. The card is part of “Colnaghi’s Authentic Series.” The name on the inside of the card reads, “Effie Jane Taylor.”
7 Portrait, reading: Image is similar to the card in folder 6.  Caption reads “Florence Nightingale. From an authentic sketch by Colnaghi of London.”
8 Portrait, reading outdoors, maybe at Scutari: Small print showing Nightingale reading. She is sitting in a portico, and some ships can be seen in the background. This may be identical to the 1956 catalogue entry listing “a small photograph of a picture entitled, ‘Florence Nightingale at Scutari,’” although the print makes no mention of location. Stamped on reverse: “Gouptil’s, 722 Broadway, New York.”
9 Portrait, 1856, in folder, autographed 1894: Photograph of Nightingale pasted into a heavy paper folder. Nightingale’s autograph, dated 1894, is on a separate paper label pasted below.  Inscription to left of photo reads, “Photograph taken in 1856 on Miss Nightingale’s return from Scutari to England.”
10 Portrait ordered by the Queen, 1856: Portrait of Nightingale after her return from the Crimea in 1856. Photograph is mounted on acid-free board; caption reads, “Florence Nightingale as she appeared after the Crimea (about 1854) [sic]. Taken by command of the Queen.”
11 Carte-de-visite, c.1856: Nightingale seated. Autographed, but not dated.  Gift of Ethel D. Mussen, School of Nursing, Class of 1910.
12 Carte-de-visite, signed, 1867: Nightingale standing. Autographed and dated London, 1867.  [neg. #907]
13 Carte-de-visite: Identical to photo in folder 12; unsigned and undated.
14 Sketch, made at Embley, 1857: A postcard and small print of a sketch of Nightingale. Postcard identifies the original image as being from the National Portrait Gallery. Caption printed on the postcard image reads, “Miss Florence Nightingale. At Embley December 28th 1857.”
15 Engraving of a portrait of by Alonzo Chappel, 1872: Steel engraving of a portrait of Nightingale by the American painter Alonzo Chappel. Nightingale’s signature appears in facsimile below the image. Published by Johnson, William & Co, New York, 1872.  Smaller than, but otherwise identical to, the image in OV 9:41.
16 In later life, c.1900:Postcards made from photographs of Nightingale in later life. She is sitting on what appears to be a couch, and holds letters in her hand. One postcard identifies the location as Claydon House. [2 items]

II. Crimean War

Depictions of Nightingale and her nurses during the war.

Folder Contents
17 "Miss Nightingale in the Hospital at Scutari,” by Greatbach: Print depicting Nightingale tending to a patient in the British hospital at Scutari. Image is a black & white version of MC 1-6:35.
18 "Miss Nightingale & the Nurses in the East”: Black & white image showing Florence Nightingale, a doctor taking a pulse, and two nurses tending to a patient in the British hospital at Scutari.
19 “Turkish Barrack at Scutari, Used by the English Army as their General Depot Hospital. A Residence of Miss Nightingale when at Scutari.”: Black & white lithograph. Published by Bowen & Co., Philadelphia.

III. Buildings

Images of buildings associated with or named after Nightingale.

Folder Contents
20 École Florence Nightingale, Bordeaux: Photograph showing the school building. Caption reads, “Ecole Florence Nightingale — American Nurses Memorial; Domaine Bagatelle — Talence Bordeaux.”
21 Kaiserswerth, Garden House: Printed card from 1933, showing the Garden House, where Nightingale studied to be a nurse. This card is listed under “Miscellany” in the 1956 Nightingale Collection catalog.
22 Lea Hurst: Photo-reproduction of a sketch of Nightingale’s home, identical to OV 9:38 and MC 1-6:36. Caption reads, “The Home of Florence Nightingale. Lea Hurst, Derbyshire, England.”
23 Lea Hurst (postcards): Five postcards with different views of Nightingale’s family home. One is dated 1938 and the others are also probably from that period.
24 “St. Thomas’ Hospital, and Statue of King Edward VI”: Color engraving of a courtyard at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London,  Tho. H. Sheperd, artist; T. Higham, engraver. Two letters from the Superintendents of the Nightingale Fund Training School for Nurses at St. Thomas’s, dated 1934 and 1942, are included in the folder.

IV. Statues/Memorials

Images of monuments or art works commemorating Nightingale.

Folder Contents
25 -26 Nightingale Busts: Two postcards, one showing a bust of Nightingale by Sir John Steell from the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the other showing a bronze copy of the bust.
27 Crimea panel of Nightingale window, Washington Cathedral, D.C.: Three color Christmas cards, one incomplete, showing part of the Nightingale window at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
28 Nightingale Statue at Waterloo Place: Photograph of the statue, showing Nightingale with her lamp.
29 Nightingale Statue in Claydon House: Postcard of the statuette
30 Plaque in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London: Photograph of the plaque depicting Nightingale administering to a sick patient. Attached to a piece of glass.
31 “The Wounded at Scutari”: Engraving of a sculptural group showing Nightingale comforting a wounded soldier on a crutch. Caption notes “Engraved by J.H. Baker. From the Group by T. Phyffers. In the Possession of Mr. Bracebridge.”

V. Objects

Images of objects belonging to Nightingale or to family members.

Folder Contents
32 “Alphabet of Peace,” [book] with Nightingale as “N.”: Three photographs of pages from this book: title page and page which feature Nightingale in the rhyme and as the illustration for the letter “N.” Note identifies the book as Nightingale’s copy.  The photos bear the label of the Toronto Public Library Photographic Service.
33 Books autographed by Nightingale: Three photographs of title pages of books bearing Nightingale autographs.  Included are Keeper’s Travels in Search of his Master (London: J. Harris, 1809); The New Year’s Gift and Juvenile Souvenir (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1829); and The Universal Catechist; or, Student’s Text-Book of General Knowledge (London: G. & W.B. Whittaker, 1824).  The photos bear the label of the Toronto Public Library Photographic Service.
34 Nightingale Lamp: Five identical photographs showing Nightingale’s lamp or, most likely, a replica of it.
35 Album of Marie Annie Nightingale, Newcastle-on-Tyne, c.1850-1870: Scrapbook [37 leaves] belonging to a member of the Nightingale family.  Included are poems, sketches, printed illustrations, invitations, etc.  Florence Nightingale is occasionally mentioned.  Most items are dated from the 1850s, though material goes up through 1870.

VI. The Lady with a Lamp [motion picture], 1951

Folder Contents
36 Premiere, Sept. 22, 1951: Photographs of the premiere of the movie biography of Florence Nightingale. Among the attendees is the future Queen Elizabeth II.
37 Stills, 1951:Photographs of scenes from the movie.

VII. Miscellaneous

Folder Contents
38 Presentation of Bronze Bust of Dr. Hugh Auchincloss, 1949: Presentation of the Auchincloss bust to Presbyterian Hospital on June 13, 1949. Photo appeared in the June, 1949 issue of Stethoscope. Pictured are (l-r) Charles C. Auchincloss; Maria Sloan Look, Auchinloss’s granddaughter; and Charles C. Cooper, President of Presbyterian Hospital.
39 Fliedner, Theodor: Engraving of Pastor Theodor Fliedner, who ran the school at Kaiserwerth where Nightingale studied nursing.
40 Annie Goodrich, Mary Adelaide Nutting, and Effie J. Taylor, May 1947: Photograph. All three women were prominent nursing educators.
41 Maxwell, Anna, first Director of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing (now the Columbia University School of Nursing). Signed photograph, undated [ca.1920?]
42 Nightingale Family Bookplates: Five bookplates bearing the arms of members of the Nightingale family.

VIII. Framed Items

Folder Contents
43 Letter to Helen Young: Note from Dr. Hugh Auchincloss, dated May 18, 1932, donating the Nightingale Collection to the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing.
44 Maria Sloan Auchincloss: Portrait of Dr. Auchincloss' mother. The Nightingale Collection was donated to the School of Nursing in her honor.

IX. Oversize Items

Images too large to house in a standard archival document box.  These are not segregated by topic and comprise portraits, Crimean War scenes, buildings, and art works.

Folder Contents
MC 1-3 Color engraving: St. Thomas's Hospital -- bird’s-eye view of St. Thomas's Hospital, London. Date unknown, but probably 18th century. Framed.
MC 1-6:33 Color lithograph: Nightingale and [Charles] Bracebridge at the army cemetery at Cathcart Hill during the Crimean War.
MC 1:6:34 Lithograph: “One of the Wards of the Hospital at Scutari”
MC 1-6:35; Color print: “Miss Nightingale in the Hospital at Scutari.” A smaller, black & white version can be found in Box 4:17
MC 1-6:36 Color lithograph, Currier & Ives: “The Home of Florence Nightingale. Lea Hurst, Derbyshire, England.” Identical to OV 9:38
MC 1-7:29 Color print: “A Panoramic View of the External & Internal Defences of Sebastapol…” Published by Stannard & Dixon, London, May 10, 1855.
MC 1-10:2 “Miss Nightingale's Carriage at the Seat of War”: Framed engraving from the Illustrated London News, October 23, 1856, showing the carriage used by Nightingale during the Crimean War. A small newspaper article, framed on the bottom rear, indicates that the carriage ultimately found a home at St. Thomas' Hospital.
OV 9:35 Photo-reproduction of a portrait of a young woman, perhaps Nightingale.  It is a 1925 reproduction of the original portrait dating to the 1840s. 
OV 9:36 Print of Nightingale, published by Day & Son, November 28, 1854.
OV 9:37 Photo-engraving of Nightingale, 1889, cropped down from a larger one taken by Lloyd Verney while she was visiting her brother-in-law, Sir Harry Verney at Claydon House.  From Nursing Times (London), 1911. Identical to OV 9:40
OV 9:38 Color lithograph, Currier & Ives: “The Home of Florence Nightingale. Lea Hurst, Derbyshire, England. Identical to MC 1-6:36.
OV 9:39 Photograph of the bas-relief on the pedestal of the Herbert Memorial, entitled “Miss Nightingale visiting the Herbert Hospital, Woolwich.”
OV 9:40

Photo-engraving of Nightingale, 1889, cropped down from a larger one taken by Lloyd Verney while she was visiting her brother-in-law, Sir Harry Verney at Claydon House.  From Nursing Times (London), 1911. Identical to OV 9:37

OV 9:41 Engraving of a portrait of by Alonzo Chappel, 1872. Steel engraving of a portrait of Nightingale by the American painter Alonzo Chappel. Nightingale’s signature appears in facsimile below the image. Published by Johnson, William & Co, New York, 1872.  Larger than, but otherwise identical to, the image in Box 4:15

X. Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Hospitals, 3rd edition (London: Longmans, Green, Longman, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863) : Items removed during conservation of volume, 2004-2005

All located in Map Case 1:2

Folder Contents
1. “Proposed New Buildings of St. Thomas’s Hospital, Stangate, Lambeth, Above Westminster Bridge,” no date; Engraving from unidentified newspaper or magazine, now in two pieces.
2. Miscellaneous paper removed from the volume, one with an inscription [illegible],   dated Jan. 31, 1888.
3. Manlove, Alliott & Co., Bloomsgrove Works, Nottingham. Two advertisements: “Newly Constructed Hand Drying Machine, Worked by Gear,” no date, sideview elevation, 25 cm. x 20.3 cm.; “Macalpine Patent Washing Machine,” no date; ill., 27 cm. x 21.2 cm.
4. “City of Liverpool. Temporary Hospital for Infectious Diseases,” 2 items, one showing elevation and floor plan; the other, an elevation and examples of furniture, both 22 cm. x 31.5 cm.  From The Builder, Sept. 27, 1884.
5. Geo. Kent, High Holborn, London. “The New Patent Combined Ironing and Mangling Machine,” Dec. 1871; 4 p., ill., 28 cm. x 21.5 cm.
6. Manlove, Alliott & Co., Bloomsgrove Works, Nottingham. 2 items: front elevation  and ground plan of unidentified machine, ill., 42.5 cm. x 27 cm.
7. Piggott Brothers, Bishopsgate, London. “Hospital Tent for Local Authorities,” [1871]. 4 p., 25.5 cm. x 20.7 cm.
8. Piggott Brothers, Bishopsgate, London. “Hospital Tents,” [1871]. Pamphlet. 4 p., ill. (color), price list, 24.5 cm. x 34.6 cm.
9. London street plan, showing locations of hospitals and number of beds, no date, 42.8 cm. x 66.5 cm.
10. Paris street plan showing location of hospitals and number of beds, no date., 44.5 cm. x 56.5 cm.
11. Manlove, Alliott & Co., Bloomsgrove Works, Nottingham & Rouen, France. Illustration of a “dash wheel;” paper mounted on cloth, 58.5 cm. x 46.5 cm

Part IV. Records of the Nightingale Fund

The Florence Nightingale Fund was created as a result of the work of a group led by author Anna Maria Hall; her husband, journalist Samuel Carter Hall; statesman Sir Sidney Herbert; and his wife, writer and prominent social figure Elizabeth Herbert. Together in 1855 they organized a public subscription to create a testament to Britain’s appreciation of Florence Nightingale’s service to the nation during the Crimean War. A committee was appointed to manage the fund in 1857 and.two years later the amount collected stood at £45,000. At that time the funds were turned over to Nightingale, who used the monies to start a nurses’ training school at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London, opened in 1860 and now known as the now the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The Auchincloss Florence Nightingale Fund Letters document the activities of the Nightingale Fund.  It includes letters from Nightingale’s sister, Frances Parthenope (Lady Verney), and from her mother, Frances Nightingale; correspondence in response to fund solicitations from approximately 300 persons from every strata of British and Irish society, from royalty to clergymen to newspaper editors to humble machinists; financial records; solicitation materials created by the fund; copies of speeches given at a meeting organized by the Fund; and a small quantity of materials created by persons corresponding with the Fund that are unrelated to the Fund itself.

These records of the Nightingale Fund were presented to the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing by Dr. Hugh Auchincloss on Oct. 22, 1940.

Box 1

Box Folder Contents summary
1 1

Text about the history of the Nightingale Fund, 1p.

  2

B.,H., Newton-Abbott, April 6, 1857, ALS to Sidney Herbert, with envelope. Sends five pounds in postage stamps and a previously unpublished tributary sonnet. 3p.

  3 Adams, James, Herald office, Aberdeen, May 6, 1856, ALS to S.C. Hall.  Will be happy to promote the subscription in this district; gives list of influential citizens Hall should approach. 3 p.
  4 Andrews, R., Southampton, June 5, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Mentioned the fund to the mayor, who doubtless would have assisted save for illness and sudden death; feels himself and town should still provide support as Nightingale is the daughter of a resident; will contribute 10 pounds and is happy to join a committee of his fellow townsmen to support the fund. 3p.
  5

Unknown, n.d., holograph transcript of a resolution proposed by the Duke of Argyll [John Campbell]. Had hoped to avoid taking active role as he did not know the plans of the committee; is still pleased to make a resolution; purpose of the meeting is to express gratitude to Miss Nightingale and to give that feeling a practical direction; Nightingale is best known for her work in the East but was also active in hospitals in Britain; brief summary of the war and related public feeling; his resolution is directly connected with the observation made by Sir Sidney Herbert. 7p.

  6

Campbell, Anne Monteath Cuninghame, Duchess of Argyll, Argyll Lodge, Kensington, n.d. Letter to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Interested in the subject of Hall’s letter and willing to contribute to the proposed plan. 1p.

  7

Bailey, I.W., Manager, National Provincial Bank of England, Winborne, March 15, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Will take great pleasure in taking charge of a subscription book. 1p.

  8

Gey, J., High Bailiff, Castletown, Isle of Man, Feb. 27, 1856, ALS to Hon. Secretaries of the Nightingale Fund. Lieutenant Governor of the island has written to command him to seek donations on behalf of the Nightingale fund; please send circulars. 1p.

  9

Barr, W.J. Mayor, Honorary Secretary, Bombay Nightingale Fund, Bombay, [India], Feb. 26, 1858, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Reports that, as directed by the committee appointed by Lord Elphinstone, circulars were distributed; encloses the balance remaining after expenses were deducted; please advise when it is received. 2p.

  10 Barret, J., Rotherham, May 26, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Happy to assist the Nightingale Fund; includes the name of a local official. 1p.         
  11

Benedict, Julius, [composer], 2 Manchester Square, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Regrets unable to attend meeting re: Nightingale Fund due to short notice; encloses a small contribution. 1p.

  12

Bennett, A. Morden, Curate of Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Poole, Jan. 24, 1856, ALS to the Secretaries of the Nightingale Fund. Neither he nor anyone else has, to his knowledge, been contacted to collect for the Fund in Bournemouth; please send circulars. 1p.

  13

Bennett, A. Morden, Curate of Bournemouth, Poole, June 4, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has directed that funds collected be directed to the Treasurer of the Nightingale Fund at Coutts. 1p.

  14 Bennoch, Francis, [patron of authors and literature, author of a song about Nightingale], Normandy, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Always at liberty to use his name at her discretion; requests that a note and a circular be sent to two individuals in Derby, and to use his name with them. 1p.
  15

Bennoch, N., Black Heath, Wednesday, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Pleased to receive subscriptions for the Nightingale Fund; encloses some of Mrs. Hume’s Indian prospectus. 2p.

  16

Bensuton, E.L., 33 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, Saturday evening, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Wanted to attend the public meeting at Willis’ Rooms but could not as it was already packed when they arrived; would throw all his/her energy into nurse training if s/he had his/her health, as it is of great interest due to previous family illness and difficulties; will bring his/her contribution in person the following week. 4p.

  17

Bentham, A.T., London and County Bank, Edgware Road, March 24, 1857, ALS to William Doblin. No. 10 refund was paid by D. T; apology for delay in transmitting  this information. 1p.

  18

Beveridge, Erskine, [linen manufacturer, father of prominent author and photographer of the same name], Dunfermline, Jan. 31, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for a small collecting booklet. 1p.

  19

Bichard, Thomas P., Official Gazette, Guernsey, May 14, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has spoken with several parties about the Nightingale Fund and is not sure any significant support is possible, as the cause does not take among them; send documents and he will do what he can. 1p.

  20

Binney, Thomas, [Congregationalist minister known as the Archbishop of Nonconformity], Walworth, Nov. 8, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Apologizes for not writing earlier but missed previous letters, probably due to travel; is interested in the project, as a cousin of his wife’s is a nurse in Smyrna; encloses papers, one of which references cousin’s work; not sure being on the committee will be helpful but Hall is welcome to add him, though he cannot provide much active aid. 4p.

  21

Binney, Thomas, Walworth, Nov. 28, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Regrets that severe illness confines him to the house and prevents a meeting with Mrs. Hall; encloses a letter from a cousin in Imyard; thinks it is sad that a place just brought to perfection for its purpose should be closed down, and talented people sent home; asks for the letter to be returned. 2p.

  22 Blakely, Edward T., [linen manufacturer, author], Norwich, May 14, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Gilman has let Blakely know Gilman has been invited to collect for the Nightingale Fund; volunteers to assist in the endeavor. 2p.
  23

Blakely, Edward T., Norwich, May 20, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Gilman has let him know circulars were sent to persons in Norwich likely to donate to the Nightingale Fund; would like to know if letters have been sent requesting an answer as more than a circular may be required to encourage donations; has spoken to the Mayor and some other individuals and thinks they will be ready to contribute after the Peace Rejoicings are over. 3p.

  24 Blakely, Edward T., May 22, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Gilman has called upon Mr. R.N. Bacon who advises a list of additional names should be drawn up; said list is enclosed, and it is suggested persons contacted be told “an early reply requested.” 2p.
  25

Blatch, W., Incumbent of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 16 York Place, Perth, [Scotland], Jan. 21, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has been forwarded a circular about the Nightingale Fund; consulted with the Vestry and consensus is local collection would be preferable to congregational collection; he is willing to assist with collecting. 1p.

  26

Blomfield, D., Grofrath, Dusseldorf, [Germany], Aug. 25, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Greatly admires Miss Nightingale but does not feel at liberty to support the development of a nursing school while the Bishop of London is President of the Institute for Training Nurses at St. John’s House, Westminster, as a second school would probably cripple or kill the first. 3p.

  27

Bodington, George, Ecton, Coldfield, March 19, 1856, ALS to the Honorable Secretaries. Has received a collecting book and will endeavor to obtain subscriptions in the district. 1p.

  28

Boold, Andrew, Independent office, Devonport, May 2, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. The best person to assist in the area is Lorenzo Tripe; but he will co-operate with any effort made via the Independent. 2p.

  29

Bowner, T.S., Curate of Sadwater, Chansdown Terrace, Hull, May 22, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Apologizes that his personal influence is too small to be of much help; advises that the local clergy are of the Record school, and that Miss Nightingale is probably not in high favor; suggests that the mayor be contacted at once, as well as Dr. Bromby of Holy Trinity Church and Dr. Sandwith, a prominent local physician. Adds postscript that Hull clergy are well-esteemed and the Record was formerly his abomination, though it may have improved in recent years. 4p.

  30

Bracebridge, Charles Holte, [man of letters, friend of Florence Nightingale], n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Encloses Binn letter; mayor who would not have a public meeting spent 400 pounds on a dinner on going out of office; account is all we can wish and labors have achieved goals; Miss Nightingale with her family at Christmas and working hard to record her suggestions. 4p.

  31

Bracebridge, Charles Holte, Athenaeum Club, Oct. 8, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of various persons affiliated with or interested in the development of the Nightingale Fund, including Young and Thackeray, who object to a building and exclusively unpaid sisters; can speak for Nightingale, to say she will build no hospital to bear her name or exclude paid nurses from her system, and does not want subscriptions to injure other charities; specific limits can be expressed in a printed letter. 4p.

  32

Bracebridge, Charles Holte, Stanstead, Nov. 26, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Glad to benefit from instructions but if unable to leave Portsmouth will go directly to the office to get orders; Mrs. Herbert has written to Lord Panmoise and Lord Harding; Captain William Peel RN has also been contacted; agrees that they can make no deep impression without the ladies; asks if local committee could be raised, like with the antislavery movement; discussion of feelings of individuals re: the movement. 4p.

  33

Bracebridge, Charles Holte, Wilton House, Wednesday, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Will return to town tomorrow and call on her at noon; please excuse naming  the hour, as he is short of time. 1p.

  34

Bracebridge, Selina, [wife of Charles Holte Bracebridge] June 4, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Will be sending a group commemorative of Miss Nightingale’s work in the East; please accept it, though she is almost ashamed to offer a statuette in a common material like plaster to a house so full of valuable art; will also send a glass to cover the group. 3p.

  35

Bracebridge, Selina, The Hall, Nov. 8., n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request that Colonel Jebb’s name be added to the committee, though his response is late, as he is a personal friend of Miss Nightingale’s. 1p.

  36 Bracebridge, Selina, Nov. 30, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. So liked Miss Maxwell’s comments that Mr. B has had them printed and sent to some of the committee members for consideration before the meeting, as well as to  the office for Mr. Hall to send to anyone likely to attend, as well as to the names on the other side [of the page]. 2 p.
  37

Brassey, Maria, 56 Lowndes Square, July 25, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Very pleased to cooperate with the Fund, please advise on best testimonial. 4p.

  38

Briggs, Mr. [John Atkinson?], Leamington, n.d., letter. Request that enclosed funds be entered as collected at the library in Leamington; request that confirmation of a meeting be sent to Athaneum Club.

  39

Friend, J.I. on behalf of Briggs, John Atkinson, Dover Chronicle and Kent and Sussex Advertiser,  2 King Street, Dover, May 1, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Briggs once again recommends that Hall press the subject of the Nightingale Fund on the Mayor (James Worsfold) as he has already expressed an interest in calling a meeting on the subject; we have tried to push him but a letter from Hall would probably be more effective. 2p.

  40

Bright, Emma, [wife of Richard Bright, Member of Parliament for Somerset], Abbots Leigh, July 16, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. She and her husband think the Queen will find some way to honor Nightingale and thus does not see that anything can be done now; from what she has heard of Nightingale she would shrink from any kind of heroic display, and she may want a collection to be used to improve the Hospital or some other benevolent institution; discussion of her health and other personal matters. 3p.

  41

Buchanan, James, [United States Minister to the United Kingdom, later President of the United States, 1857-1861], Legation of the United States, London, Nov. 1855, ALS to Mrs. Anna Maria Hall. Has great admiration for Miss Nightingale but feels it would be inappropriate for him to be a member of the Committee as he is a foreign minister and also about to return home. 2p.

  42

Butler, Miss, 9 Wellington Place, Jan. 12, 1856, AL to Miss Hull. Would be happy to take small book to collect for the Nightingale Fun. 1p.

  43

Buxton, Emily, [wife of Charles Buxton, member of the House of Commons], Northrepps Hall, Oct. 6, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Have always intended to subscribe; will do so when they return to London and become better acquainted with the fund. 2p.

  44

Campbell, Colin, [British Army officer; led the “Thin Red Line,” later 1st Baron Clyde and Commander-in-Chief in India], U.S. Club, Nov. 26, 1855, ALS to Mr. Bracebridge. Regrets that his absence from town on Thursday due to a family commitment will prevent him from attending the meeting; he returns to the Crimea shortly. 1p.

  45

Hanover, George William Frederick Charles, [Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary and Baron Culloden, Commander of the 1st Division of the British army in the East, later Commander-in-Chief], St. James’ Palace, Nov. 8. 1855, letter. Writes unwillingly to say that he is unable to attend the Nightingale Fund meeting due to a previous engagement. 1p.

  46

Canning, Charlotte, [Lady Canning, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria , wife of Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning, Viscount Canning, later Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857], 10 Grosvenor Sq., Friday, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall Request that Hall call upon her during the following week; Mrs. Bracebridge intends to call upon Hall in the next few days; Bracebridge is recently returned from Scutari and therefore in the best position to know Miss Nightingale’s wishes; discussion of good feelings regarding recent responses and promised donations; Canning’s sister [Louisa Beresford, wife of Henry Beresford, 3rd Marquess of Waterford] is not often in England and is unlikely to be a member of the Committee. 7 p.

  47

Canning, Charlotte, 10 Grosvenor St., Aug. 4, 1855, letter to Mr. Durham. Obliged to Durham for advising her of Mrs. S.C. Hall’s letter regarding a tribute to Florence Nightingale; placing money at Nightingale’s disposal to establish a training hospital for nurses seems like the best mode of showing her how her actions are prized; she will be pleased to ask permission to lay the plan before the Queen when it is more developed. 3p.

  48

Canning, Charlotte, 2nd letter, Aug. 19/20, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Thinks that being presented with funds to carry out her work is the only kind of testimonial Miss Nightingale would accept; would be pleased to lay the matter before the Queen; request for a short paragraph summarizing the project; cannot be a Patroness or receive subscriptions as she is about to depart from England. 7p.

  49

Canning, Charlotte, Carraghmore, Carrick on Suir, Sept. 2, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Regrets that the Queen has never yet assisted  in or subscribed to a testimonial for any individual, as she learned when she requested permission to lay Hall’s letter before the Queen; Queen maintains an interest in Nightingale’s work; Canning has reviewed the list of prominent persons and has suggestions for additional names; extensive discussion of challenges of raising money for a new hospital when existing ones desperately need funds, gratuitous nursing, and providing for retired nurses; she is unable to help with the work as she will be leaving England soon, and does not feel comfortable leading the charge in a new place; a well-formed committee would probably be more helpful than Patronesses; notes her own donation. 9 p.

  50

Canning, Charlotte, 10 Grosvenor Square, Oct. 27, [1855] ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Sympathy for Hall daughter’s “severe trial”; Canning’s sister [Louisa Stuart Beresford, wife of Henry Beresford, 3rd Marquess of Waterford] could not possibly be a member of the committee; Canning also declined as her membership would be in name only; discussion of recent papers and apology for failure to return papers. 5p.

  51 Canning, Charlotte, Nov. 6, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Regrets missing Hall’s visit; proposes time for Hall to call on her. 1p.
  52

Canning, Charlotte, Grosvenor Square, Nov. 8, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Proposes a time for Hall to call upon her; declines offer of a bust of the Queen as she is leaving England for a long time; accepts present of photographs of artist’s works; asks to be advised if artist makes a miniature of the bust as she would happily commission a copy. 5p.

  53

Canning, Charlotte, Government House, Calcutta, Sept. 3, 1856 and Oct. 22, 1856, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Thanks for papers that were sent; report of money raised by meetings held for the fund; discussion of idea about training nurses in India that was overruled; post-script explaining the letter was delayed by failure to mail it, original date included to explain the delay. 7p.

  54

Bonham Carter, Hilary, [artist, cousin of Florence Nightingale], Oak Hill, Hampstead N.W., Dec. 20, n.d., ALS Mrs. S.C. Hall. Writes on behalf of Nightingale to thank Hall for her letter, as Nightingale is too ill for correspondence, in particular Nightingale wishes to thank Mr. Hall for his letter to the Times; further discussion of Nightingale’s poor health. 4p.

  55

Bonham Carter, Hilary, Oak Hill, Hampstead, Dec. 31, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Explanation of meeting attended by Miss Nightingale in which she asked to be relieved of the responsibility of appointing an executive committee and some other matters; information is to be considered confidential. 3p.

  56

Campbell, Sarah, [Lady Cawdor, wife of John Frederick Vaughan Campbell, 2nd Earl of Cawdor, MP for Pembrokeshire], Sept. 4, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Has received letter regarding Nightingale Fund, will be happy to contribute when scheme has matured. 2p.

  57

Clark, James, [physician, friend of Nightingale family], holograph copy of a speech, n.d. Seconds the resolution just proposed; has had long acquaintance with Miss Nightingale; discussion of Nightingale’s nursing career including training in Germany and work in London before she went to the Crimea; heartily approves of a training school for nurses on a large scale. 3p.

  58 Clutterbuck, Marianne, [wife (? might be daughter) of Robert Clutterbuck, antiquarian and author] 16 Gr. Parade, St. Leonards on Sea, Jan. 13, Tuesday, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has received papers, will undertake to collect for the Fund. 1p.
  59

Collard, Thomas W., [surveyor], Canterbury, May 21st, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has made inquiries locally about the fund; best option would be to contact the mayor for assistance. 1p.

  60 Coombs, Thomas, Mayor of Dorchester, South St., Dorchester, April 1, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for circulars. 1p.
  61 Cumming, Rev. Dr. John (prominent clergyman), 7 Montague Place, Russell Square, London, Oct. 16, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S. C. Hall. Pleased to make any contribution he can in support of the Fund. 2p.
  62

Cumming, Rev. Dr. John, 7 Montague Place, Russell Square, London, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has written out speech as requested; thinks it would be an appropriate memorial to have one copy of the speeches printed and bound and signed by each speaker to present to Miss Nightingale, as well as a cheap edition for circulation. 3p.

  63 Cumming, Rev. Dr. John, n.d., holograph copy of a speech in support of the Nightingale Fund at a meeting at Willis’ Rooms. Discussion of Nightingale’s work during the war, with reference to nursing being a kind of heroism, and Nightingale “left all women loves behind and faces all women dreads before.” 8p.
  64 Pepys Cottenham, Elizabeth, [Lady Pepys, wife of Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham], Marine Parade, Aug. 30, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Pleased to be a member of the committee; her daughters, the Ladies Pepys, also ask to be added. 2p.
  65

Coutts Co., Strand, London, April 3, 1857, ALS to Secretary of the Nightingale Fund. Summary of the Fund account. 1p.

  66

Dale, Norma S., [wife of Thomas Dale, vicar], 161 St. Pancras Vicarage, Nov. 8, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Happy to become a member of the committee, though ever-increasing local wants may prevent maximum efficiency. 1p.

  67

Dallas, Allen, Town Clerk, Inverness, Scotland, June 3, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Reports that papers have been received by the provost and magistrates; magistrates have placed subscription lists in various appropriate offices; list of names of persons willing to be on the committee. 2p.

  68

Darlington, E., Ulster Gazette Office, Armagh, May 12, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Happy to undertake a subscription list; offer to insert an ad in the paper for free, and to publish an article about the cause. 2p.

  69 Davidson, Alfred, Herald office, Birmingham, Dec. 30, 1856, ALS to Mr. C.H. Bracebridge. Report of funds collected in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield and discussion of how funds are to be transferred; apology that the amount collected is so small, due to local indifference; will send a list of donors in two or three weeks. 2p.
  70

DeBurgh, Maurice T., Curate, Saints Mary and Nicholas, Limerick, Ireland, Jan. 11, 1856, ALS to “Right Hon. Sir” [Sidney Herbert?]. Received circular; pleased to assist with the fund, though his parish is very poor. 3p.

  71

Delare, William, W. Sargeants Inn, Nov. 27, n.d. ALS to Secretary of the Nightingale Fund Committee. Request for admission tickets for three ladies to the upcoming meeting. 2p.

  72

Stanley, Emma Caroline [Lady Derby, wife of Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, three time Prime Minister], Gordon Castle, August 30, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Pleased to contribute to the fund; will send a donation to Coutts when she returns to England. 3p.

  73

Diarmid, William R., Courier Office, Dumfries, May 10, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received note and circular regarding the Fund; submitted them to Mr. Peveshir at the Bank of Scotland who has started a subscription, but the return has been small; both suggest running an advertisement, which he will do for free. 4p.

  74

Digsby, James for Worsdell, George, Warrington Forge and Railway Wheel and Axle Works, Jan. 31, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for subscription book. 1p.

  75

Dill, John Edward, Wakefield, May 12, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request that information about the Fund be sent to the Mayor of Wakefield. 1p.

  76

Delmar, William, [magistrate], The Elms, Canterbury, May 14, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has contacted banks, and they are ready to receive subscriptions, but no efforts have been made to promote the fund; suggests contacting the Mayor; notes he has already contributed to the fund. 3p.

  77

Disney, [Rev.] James, Killyman Glebe, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, Jan. 12, 1856. Request for collection cards; would not normally ask as the amount they could raise would be very small, except circular said “no offerings so gratifying to Miss Nightingale as those of the poor.” 2p.

  78

Dobbin, Henry, Secretary of the Nightingale Club, 5 Parliament Street, March 1, 1856, ALS to Sir William Call, Martin and Co. Request to transfer balance in-hand to Coutts now and on the 1st of every month, going forward. 2p.

  79

Dobbin, Henry, Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton, London, Jan. 12, 1884, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Best wishes for invalids sent to the hospital by Hall; brief discussion of a mutual friend. 4p.

  80

Dobbin, Henry, Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton, London, Feb. 3, 1884, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Committee of Management accepts portraits of Her Majesty and the late Prince Consort; discussion of connections between the hospital, the monarchs and the Halls; discussion of placement of the portraits. 2p.

  81

Moore, Mary Caroline [Marchioness of Drogheda, wife of Henry Moore, 3rd Marquess of Drogheda], Moore Abbey, Sept. 30, 1855, Letter to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Pleased to contribute to the fund; will let Mrs. Hall know her contribution shortly.

  82 Drury, George, Claydon Rectory, Ipswich, March 19, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Pleased to take charge of a collecting book for the Nightingale Fund. 1p.
  83

Dueden, R., Roth Lee, Cork, Jan. 23, 1856, ALS to Mrs. S. C. Hall. Inquiry about elevating knowledge of nurse-skill; discussion of publication of a nursing education journal. 4p.

  84

Dundas, C.M. [Lady Dundas, wife of David Dundas, 2nd Baronet of Beechwood], Aug. 28, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Fund is praiseworthy but cannot contribute because of demands on her purse from claimants closer to home; conscious of Crimean wars because of family connections; discussion of recent loss of a child. 4p.

  85 Catty, Ned W., 38 Cumberland Pl., Hyde Park, Nov. 3rd, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Request from Lord Mayor Elect that request for consideration of fund be deferred until he is actually in office. 1p.
  86

Eley, George, W. Sittingbourne, May 30th, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for clarification of duties of committee membership; please advise which district he is to take, as he is a farmer living in an area comprised of 18 parishes; question about limits on contributions. 3p.

  87

Elin, G., Hertford, March 31, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for subscription book. 1p.

  88

Egerton, Harriet, [Lady Ellesmere, wife of Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere], Oct. 5, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Pleased to subscribe to the fund; dislikes the word “testimonial” and wishes for a different one to be used; thinks even very small subscriptions should be accepted.

  89

Evans, [George] DeLacy, [British general, later Member of Parliament for Wye and Westminster], Folkstone, Nov. 16, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Accepts invitation to meeting; inquires about start time for travel planning purposes. 1p.

  90

Forester, J.H., Durham, May 9, 1856, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Has mentioned Fund previously, and gotten poor response, but will try again; does not think a public meeting in town would succeed; request for subscription lists. 2p.

  91

Gilbert, Mary Ann, Oban, Argyleshire, Sept. 11, 1855, ALS to Mrs. Anna Maria Hall. Discussion of travel delaying the receipt of mail; will make inquiries about the Fund while in London. 3p.

  92

Gimmsle, Thomas M., Editor, Advertiser Office, Ayr, May 5, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Suggests persons to contact re: acting as secretaries/treasurers for the fund in Ayrshire. 3p.

  93

Gilman, J., London St., n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has seen Mayor, who refused to discuss the movement unless emanating from influential persons; discussion of selecting names and solicitation process; 3p.

  94

Gleig, G.R., [author of many books, Chaplain General], Chelsea, Dec. 3, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has enclosed copy of the speech given at the meeting; [rest nearly illegible.] 2p.

  95

Gleig, G.R., Mansfield, Callmore, Nov. 5, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Accepts place on committee. 1p.

  96

Goldsmid, Anna Marie, [benefactor and translator, eldest child of Sir Isaac Goldsmid, 1st Baronet], The Wick, Brighton, Dec. 18, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of items to be exchanged / returned on behalf of a friend; discussion of ill health of father preventing a donation to the Nightingale Fund; commentary on the weather. 4p.

  97 Goldsmid, Anna Maria, St. Johns Lodge, Aug. 21, 1855 ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Supports the idea of a testimonial for Miss Nightingale; father must agree to it and his current poor health prevents any new discussion. 4p.
  98

Goldschmidt, Jenny, [Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightingale, popular opera singer], Chapponegie by Veney, Sept. 25, 1855 ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Willing to do anything to help the cause; if she is in England in November she will assist with Hall and Mrs. Herbert’s project. 4p.

  99

Goldschmidt, Otto, [husband of Jenny Lind Goldschmidt], Laurel Cottage, Feb. 27, 1856, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of a poem about Miss Nightingale.  2p.

  100

Goodchild, Emily, [wife of John Goodchild, surgeon], Heartfield House, Ealing, n.d. ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Contributions to the Fund were included with those of other family members. 3p.

  101

Goodwin, I., Woolmer’s Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, Gazette office, Exeter, May 3, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Meeting with influential citizens the following week, will communicate their views; personally and as far as the paper is concerned, willing to do everything possible to assist. 2p.

  102 Goundle, Emily C., n.d., ALS to Mrs. S. C. Hall. Thank you note for a meeting. 4p.
  103

Graves, Rev. James W., [Rector of Ightermurragh], Nelson Place, Younghal, [Cork, Ireland], Jan. 10, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Will do all he can to assist as soon as he is recovered from illness. 2p.

  104 Gregory, John, Mayor of Wakefield, Duncan House, Wakefield, Jan. 2, 1856, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Received subscription book.
  105

Stonor, Thomas, [3rd Baron Comoys, Lord in Waiting to the Queen], Henly, Thames, Nov. 11, 1855, ALS to Right Hon. Sidney Herbert. Accepts committee membership. 1p.    

Box 2

Box Folder Contents summary
2 1

Note of thanks to Dr. Auchincloss from the Columbia University School of Nursing Class of 1942, gold letters on blue paper, 1p.

  2

Hall, Anna Maria, [novelist, philanthropist, wife of Samuel Carter Hall], 21 Ashley Place, Victoria Street, holograph copy of form letter to prospective donors, n.d. Summarizes purpose of the fund, invites recipient to be a member of the committee. 4p.

  3

Hall, Anna Maria, 21 Ashley Place, Victoria Street, n.d., three lithographs of a holograph form letter to prospective donors / committee members. Request for guidance in creating an appropriate testimonial for Miss Nightingale. 1p.

  4

Hall, Anna Maria, 21 Ashley Place, Victoria Street, n.d., holograph form letter sent to newspaper editors. Summarizes plan for testimonial; requests support. 1p.

  5

Hall, Anna Maria,  21 Ashley Place, Victoria Street, March 25, 1871, holograph account of the history of the Nightingale Fund. Summarizes the creation and daily functioning of the fund; spaces left for final numbers are not filled in; note on verso of final page certifying the document is in the hand of A.M. Hall.12p.

  6 Hall, Anna Maria, 21 Ashley Place, Victoria Street, n.d., one additional lithograph of a holograph form letter to prospective donors / committee members as seen in 2-3. Request for guidance in creating an appropriate testimonial for Miss Nightingale. 1p.
  7

Hall, [Anna Maria] Mrs. S.C., 21 Ashley Place, Victoria St., Belgravia, n.d., engraved copy [lithograph] of a holograph form letter sent to prospective donors; mentions inclusion of a circular by Sidney Herbert. 3 p.

  8

Hall, Louisa, 19 Queen Square, Bath, Dec. 26, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Inquiry about her health; acknowledgment of a subscription book; discussion of current place of residence and the health of family members. 4p.

  9

Hall, Samuel Carter, [journalist, editor of The Art Journal, husband of Anna Maria Hall], The Nightingale Fund, 5 Parliament St., Feb. 25, 1856. Engraved copy [lithograph] of holograph form letter sent to prospective donors. 4p.

  10

Hall, Samuel Carter, The Nightingale Fund, 5 Parliament St., n.d., engraved copy (lithograph) of holograph letter sent to prospective donors; and Glasse, William, Horndean, May 30, 1856, letter requesting a subscription book. Glasse’s letter is written across the front of Hall’s. 1p.

  11

Hall Hall, Alex, Watergate, [Sussex], May 24, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Lives in a very rural area and does not think much can be done for the Fund; will subscribe himself, and put the letter in the hands of a clergyman who may be able to assist. 3p.

  12

Hall, Mary Sophia, 6 Bonomie Place, Mt. Bradford, Exeter, July 14th, n.d. ALS to Mrs. Anna Marie Hall. Forwards funds collected for Nightingale Fund; discussion of difficulty of collecting funds; discussion of personal matters. 4p.

  13 Handyside, A., The Cedars, Nov. 1, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Request for circular missing from original mailing. 2p.
  14

Hawley, Charlotte, [wife of Sir John Hawley?], Rydon House, Taunton, Somersetshire, Feb. 13, 1856, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. First half of monies raised for subscription is enclosed, waiting on direction for disposition of the second half; discussion of individual subscribers; discussion of the case of  a lady for whom a former employer seeks admission to the Asylum for Aged Governesses. 8p.

  15

Herbert, Elizabeth, [philanthropist, author, translator, friend of Disraeli; wife of Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, statesman and friend of Florence Nightingale], 49 Belgrave Square, July 19, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Reply to query about form of testimonial; discussion of Nightingale’s desire to run a teaching  hospital for nurses. 4p.

  16

Herbert, Elizabeth, Atherstone, Nov. 7, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Inquiry to confirm names of committee members. 1p.

  17

Herbert, Elizabeth, Wilton House, Salisbury, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Cover note for forwarded letter from Lady Dunsany containing suggesting additional people to contact in Ireland. 1p.

  18

Herbert, Elizabeth, Amington, Tamworth, Nov. 4, n.d., ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Discussion of fundraising efforts, including circular to be lithographed and sent to bankers; circular to be sent to committee members; circular to be sent to clergy; and composition of the committee. 9p.

  19 Herbert, Elizabeth, Amington, Tamworth, Nov. 4, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Copy of 2-28.
  20

Herbert, Elizabeth, 49 Belgrave Square, Nov. 9, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Note canceling visit due to ill health of a relative. 1p.

  21

Herbert, Elizabeth, Amington, Tamworth, Oct. 22, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Request for additional circulars for persons invited to be members of the committee. 1p.

  22

Herbert, Elizabeth, Amington, Tamworth, Oct. 29, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Inquiry about Mr. Hall being Honorary Secretary; discussion of responses of persons approached to be committee members, including Lord Carlisle, Charles Dickens, Duke of Cambridge, Lord Goderich, and the Archbishop of Canterbury; committee meeting scheduling. 4p.

  23

Herbert, Elizabeth, Amington, Tamworth, Oct. 31, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of fundraising business, including fears that the committee too large; appointment of Mr. Hall as honorary secretary and plans to ask Mr. Herbert to assume that office as well; expression of dismay re: patroness idea, men more important, except for ladies already known for their good works, such as Miss Neabe, Lady Byron and Lady Mylie, and Burdett Coutts; postscript with two additional names; commentary on a letter from Rawlinson on the upper left hand corner of the first page of the letter. 5p.

  24

Herbert, Elizabeth, Wilton, Nov. 23, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Request that Miss Spottiswoode be employed in some way for the cause; mention of enclosed note from Spottiswoode. 1p.

  25

Herbert, Elizabeth, Wilton House, Salisbury, July 28, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of Nightingale’s family approving of the Fund plan; discussion of fundraising strategy, including outreach to America; note that Nightingale’s health appears to be improving. 4p.

  26

Herbert, Elizabeth, Thisinger, Bavaria, Aug. 18, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of ongoing fundraising efforts, including inserting letters in the Times, asking Coutts  to receive subscriptions, and recruiting prominent persons to be part of the effort. 4p.

  27

Herbert, Elizabeth, Wilton, Oct. 14, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of distribution of circulars, the name of the fund, asking bankers to receive subscriptions. 4p.

  28

Herbert, Elizabeth, Wilton, Salisbury, Nov. 10, 1855 ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of Committee; list of ladies accepted as Patronesses, who are either Nightingale’s friends or sharers in her work. 4p.

  29

Herbert, Elizabeth, 49 Belgrave Sq., March 8, 1856 ALS to Mrs. S. C. Hall. May be unable to attend concert because of severe illness of Sidney Herbert and mother-in-law, if so will distribute tickets; have also been unable to sell additional tickets due to press of nursing duties. 4p.

and

 

Herbert, Sidney, [1st Baron Herbert of Lea, statesman and friend of Florence Nightingale], 49 Belgrave Square, March 20, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for a list of the Council and Trustees of the Nightingale Fund. 1p.

  30

Herbert, Sidney, n.d., lithograph copy of circular letter to bankers regarding opening accounts for the Nightingale Fund. 4p.

  31 Herbert, Sidney, n.d., holograph circular sent to clergy soliciting support for the Nightingale Fund. 3p.
  32

Herbert, Sidney, London, July 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Inquiry about the type of testimonial preferred by Nightingale; “Mr. Herbert’s letter to the Times” is inscribed, recto, in a different hand. 2p.

  33 Herbert, Sidney, Wilton House, Salisbury, Nov. 30, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for enclosure to be lithographed; discussion of previous and current fundraising efforts. 6p.
  34

Herbert, Sidney, The Grange, Dec. 2, 1855, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Discussion of enclosures, including a copy of a speech by Herbert and a letter from an unnamed mayor. 3p.

  35

Herbert, Sidney, The Nightingale Fund, 5 Parliament Street, Dec. 5, 1855, copy of a form letter to potential donors to the Nightingale Fund. 4p

  36 Hardy & Co., Granthom, Feb. 6, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for a subscription book. 1p.
  37

Harrison, Joseph and Sons, 78 Cross Street, Manchester, Feb. 2, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for subscription book omitted in earlier correspondence. 1p.

  38 Harrison, Joseph and Sons, Blackburn, Feb. 2, 1856, letter to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for a subscription booklet. 1p.
  39 Heathcote, Sir William, [Baronet and Member of Parliament], Nightingale Fund Meeting, Nov. 29, 1857, holograph copy of speech given at the meeting at Willis’ Rooms. Discussion of Nightingale’s work; support for the creation of the fund and teaching hospital for nurses. 4p.
  40

Hodgson, Kirkman D., [East India merchant and banker, later Governor of the Bank of England], 8 St. Helen’s Palace, London, June 19, 1857, letter to Mr. S.C. Hall. Encloses cheque for donation, apologizes for overlooking it. 1p.

  41

Hoffner, William, Derbyshire Advertiser, May 1, 1857, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Connection with [illegible location] no longer strong since journal moved to Derby; suggests other persons to contact to pursue support for the fund; is glad to offer any assistance in his power. 2p.

  42

Holland, P.H. [medical inspector, Burial Acts office], 4 Old Palace Yard, Westminster, Nov. 30, 1855, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Submits contribution; pleased to subscribe because money will be under sole control of Nightingale and he has far more faith in her than any committee. 2p.

  43

Holland, Samuel, [slate merchant, Member of Parliament], Plas Penrhyn  nr. Port Madoc (?), [Wales], June 13, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for fundraising documents. 2p.

  44

Holland, Saba, [Lady Holland; authoress and wife of Sir Henry Holland, resident physician at Holland House], n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Proud to give name and aid to the furthering of testimonials for Miss Nightingale. 2p.

  45

Hoole, M., Mayor of Blackburn, Blackburn, Dec. 28, 1855, ALS to the Secretaries of the Nightingale Fund. Unable to secure donations to Fund due to hard times, heavy local taxation and local claims; will try again. 2p.

  46 Hotham, Frances, [wife of Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir Henry Hotham], n.d., Silverlands, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Pleased to make contribution; discussion of her mother’s ill health. 2p.
  47 Howard, Fred, V.R. Lodge, Oct. 10, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Lord Lieutenant [of Ireland] has great sympathy with the cause, but feels he should not be on the committee as he cannot attend to contribute due to pressing claims at home. 2p.
  48 Howe, A[nne], [Lady Howe, wife of Richard Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe], Gapsall, Aug. 29, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Has already made arrangements to donate to the Nightingale Fund. 1p.
  49 Howitt, A.M., Mider Cliff House, Ventnor, Dec. 28, n.d., ALS to Fannie. Regrets being unable to fill collecting book as she has been in seclusion in Ventnor since November and does not expect to be home any time soon. 2p.
  50

Hewitt, Gill, & Bishop, [cloth merchants], Leeds, Feb. 5, 1856, letter to the Hon. Secretaries of the Nightingale Fund. Request for collecting book omitted from the circular. 1p.

  51 Ingert, M., Buckingham, Dec. 20, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Pleased to support fund; discussion of searching for copies of speeches and health of family members; inquiry about Hall knowing Nightingale before she became a “public character.” 4p.
  52 Inglis, Mary, [Lady Inglis; wife of Right Hon. Sir R.H. Inglis], Millon Bryan, Aug. 28, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Sympathizes with project; request to put her name down for 5 pounds if it is carried out. 1p.
  53 Hersford (?), James, Mayor of Dover, Dover, Dec. 11, 1855, ALS to Sidney Herbert. Received circular with resolutions, pleased to assist the fund. 1p.
  54 Jones, Mrs. Bruce, Folkestone, Sept. 11, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Would be a pleasure to contribute to the fund; she and Dr. Bruce Jones think it would be better to found a hospital for training nurses than one for an unpaid nursing system. 4p.
  55 Jeffcock, Parkin, [civil and mining engineer], 3 Stuart Terrace, Green Hill, Derby, Aug. 1, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Acknowledgement of receipt of documents related to the Nightingale Fund. 1p.
  56 Jennings, John, St. John’s Rectory, [Westminster?], Nov. 7, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of travel; discussion of matters related to Westminster Abbey; discussion of fate of St. John’s House [nursing program]; Nightingale most deserving of testimonial but collecting impossible due to ongoing urgent and incessant collecting for other causes at churches – congregants are drained. 8p.
  57

Johnson, E.W., Mayor of Chichester, Chichester, March 10, 1856, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Encloses cheque for five pounds; attempted to have public meeting but dissuaded due to winter-induced multiple local claims. 3p.

  58 Johnson, Richard, Mayor of Hereford, Hereford, Dec. 21st, 1855, ALS to Rt. Honorable Sidney Herbert. Notice that a local committee has been formed to promote the Nightingale Fund. 2p.
  59 Johnston, Andrew H., Halesworth, Suffolk, May 24, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Pleased to receive subscriptions at Gurney’s Banks. 1p.
  60 Knapp, James N., Newport, Monmouthshire, Dec. 12, 1855, ALS to Hon. Sidney Herbert. Request for resolutions and documents omitted from earlier mailing. 1p.
  61 Krucker, J.W., Castle Hill, Dover, May 12, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Discussion of local fundraising efforts; will bring documents to the Mayor if he does not already have them. 1p.
  62 Laing, M.S., Rectory, St. Albans, Aug. 4, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Willing to assist but doubts her name will be of much use; extensive discussion of her doubts regarding the success of the project due to lack of interest / oversaturation and the amount required to get the plan in motion; reminder that Hall has promised to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of the first English martyr. 4p.
  63 Laing, M.S., St. Albans, Aug. 10, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S. C.  Hall. Discussion of mechanics of fundraising; anecdote about Nightingale scolding doctors at the front; and discussion of family activities. 4p.
  64 Laing, M.S., St. Albans, Aug. 28, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of Mrs. Herbert’s letter in the Times; discussion of contributions received; discussion of family activities. 3p.
  65

Petty-Fitzmaurice, Henry, [Lord Lansdowne, 3rd Marquess of Landsdowne], [illegible], Dec. 3, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Encloses a copy of his speech from the meeting. 2p.

  66 Lloyd, Charles, Hampden Rectory, Greater Missenden, Jan. 30, 1856, ALS to Sidney Herbert. Will lay the Fund before his people at the appropriate time; at this moment under heavy local demands for other causes; pleased that Secretary for War is now Secretary for raising a testimonial to Miss Nightingale. 3p.
  67

Lawrence, J.C., Dowsby Hall, Bourne, Lincolnshire, May 23, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Father, to whom original letter was addressed, has passed away; as his father’s representative, willing to offer any assistance in his power. 3p.

  68 de Hirc[illegible], P.E., 20 B Savile Row, Wednesday night, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Lord Mayor unable to attend meeting due to conflicting meeting with Sir George Gray to plan a reception for the King of Sardinia. 1p.
  69 Lind, Jenny [Madame Goldschmidt, prominent opera singer], Rischolm, Lind, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Unable to attend meeting on the 28th due to appointments; has told Mr. Herbert she would be a most useless committee member. 1p.
  70 Macaulay, T.B. [Thomas Babington], [Lord Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, historian, essayist, former member of the Supreme Council of India], Albany, Dec. 5, 1855, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Encloses a cheque to the Nightingale Fund.
  71

Macdonald, J., on behalf of the Duke of Cambridge, Windsor, Dec. 3, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. The account in the Times of the Duke of Cambridge’s speech at the Nightingale Fund meeting is substantially correct, with one correction. 1p.

  72 Manturan, Addington, Croyden, Oct. 22, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Declines invitation to be on the committee, but will contribute to the proposed institution when it is established. 2p.
  73 Markham, J., Mayor of Northhampton, Northhampton, Dec. 18, 1855, ALS to Rt. Hon. Sidney Herbert. Request for a copy of the resolutions from the meeting at Willis’ Rooms. 1p.
  74

Mackworth, Augusta, [daughter of Herbert Mackworth?], Debdale, April 3, 1857, ALS to William Henry Dobbin. Receipt for cheque sent; thanks to the committee for returning money sent by mistake. 1p.

  75

Marsfield, James, Mayor of Dover, Dover, May 7, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Has brought the Nightingale Fund before the Town Council but unable to assist because of local claims; hopes to be able to do more now that peace is restored. 1p.

  76 Skeffington, Olivia, [Lady Massereene, wife of John Skeffington, 10th Viscount Massereene and 3rd Viscount Ferrard], Antrim, [Ireland], Aug. 20, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Delighted to give name for committee; will make as small a donation as possible due to pressing concerns at home; too many demands to support causes in England. 3p.
  77

Martin, F.W., [Lady Martin, wife of Rt. Hon. Sir Samuel Martin?], Myroe, Londonderry, [Ireland], ALS to Mr. Denham. Does not feel able to judge probable success of scheme proposed by Mrs. Hall, but pleased to carry the news of its existence. 3p.

  78 Martin, Helen, [Lady Theodore Martin/Helen Stancit], 1855, letter to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of personal poor health; inquiry about average amount of subscription. 3p., third page transcribed but original missing.
  79 Maurice, Mary A., [daughter of Rev. Maurice?], 2 Palace Gardens, July 15, 1856, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Returning book with only her own name; has tried to solicit other subscriptions, met with a variety of negative responses, most often “we will wait and see how it is appropriated.” 3p.
  80 Maurice, Mary A., Sherringham on Crommer, Aug. 27, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Willing to assist with plan but does not think Nightingale likely to return to England any time soon given she is able to work several hours in the hospital in Scutari. 3p.
  81 Gardner, John (?), Mayor of Hertford, Hertford, Jan. 21, 1856, letter to Right Hon. Sidney Herbert. Will accept subscription booklet. 1p.
  82 Editor, Berkshire Chronicle, Berkshire Chronicle office, Reading, May 1, 1856, letter to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request to forward documents to the mayor. 1p.
  83 Kelly, John, Mayor of Plymouth, Plymouth, Dec. 7, 1855, letter.  Mayor will lay the issue of the Nightingale Fund before the [Town] Council at their next meeting, which is next week. 1p.
  84 McDowell, W., Standard office, Dumfries, May 7, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Discussion of activity of local papers in supporting the fund; suggests four names of prominent men in Dumfries to be contacted by the fund for further assistance. 3p.
  85 McLean, John, Lothian Road, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, June 2, 1856, ALS to Sidney Herbert and Samuel Carter Hall. Encloses money order; urges a thorough national canvass, specifically sending clergy from the Church of England to preach to local congregations of multiple denominations; suggests names of men to contact. 4p.
  86 Mills, Arthur, [member of Parliament, author, barrister], 34 Hyde Park Gardens, Nov. 27, 1855, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Unable to call at hour suggested by Mr. Bracebridge; discussion of difficulty of retaining speakers for the meeting, persons invited by himself and possibly Herbert; season means the meeting will probably not be large; La Parisienne will not be present. 3p.
  87

Milnes, Monckton Richard, [poet, statesman, patron of the arts, suitor of Florence Nightingale, later 1st Baron Houghton], holograph copy of a speech given by Milnes at a Nightingale Fund meeting. Discussion of Nightingale’s work and personal sacrifices; discussion of work and sacrifices of other women; seconds earlier resolution. 4p.

  88

Mixton, H., Hotel des Deux Mondes, Rue d’Artin, Paris, Oct. 24, 1855, ALS to Mr. S. C. Hall. Delighted to contribute to fund but must decline committee membership due to ill health; discussion of election for the Governess Benefit Society. Note on recto of fourth page from Mrs. S.C. Hall inquiring if it would be worth it to write again and ask to use his name with the Staffordshire potters. 4p.

  89

Molesworth, J.N., Vicar of Rochdale, Jan. 10, 1856, ALS to the Secretaries of the Nightingale Fund. Read the letter to his congregation but was unable to make a collection due to church rules; will bring subscription books and flyers to local factories; but does not expect much as the subject does not appeal to factory masters or working people. 2p.

  90

Moore, Ira Graham, [Lord Mayor of London], 28 Portman Square, Nov. 28, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Discussion of recent illness; Mrs. Hall may use his name but he is too ill to attend the meeting. 2p.

  91 Montefiore, Moses, [1st Baronet, banker, philanthropist, Sheriff of London], Ramsgate, Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Regrets he is unable to attend the committee meeting the next day but plans to attend the following week. 1p.
  92

Morrison, James, Newcastle, May 12, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received circulars; called upon the Mayor, the Vicar, and other prominent persons; suspects Nightingale Fund will not be well-supported due to heavy local demands for churches and schools; the vicar has agreed to promote the fund anyway. 3p.

  93 Moore, Ira Graham, Lord Mayor, Mansion House, July 14, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Lady Mayoress  gave him Fund note; has presented  the subject to recorder, who in turn mentioned it to the House of Commons; they feel support would be difficult as there are so many others who are just as zealous and deserving as Nightingale. 3p.
  94 Moysey, Henry Gorges, Wellington, Somerset, Bathealton Court, May 29, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Happy to assist so far as he can; would have written earlier but he lives well out of town and was delayed in speaking to prominent residents; discussion of meetings with prominent residents. 2p.
  95

Napier, [Colonel] E[dward Delaval Hungerford Elers], [friend of Florence Nightingale, later lieutentant-general and author], Southsea, June 6, 1856, AL to Mr. S.C. Hall. Lady Napier [Napier’s mother, wife of Admiral Napier] has given him the use of her cottage at Franklin for the purpose of hosting a collection of amateur paintings and other fancy articles; proceeds will be split between The Nightingale Fund and the Soldiers’ Daughter’s Home fund; request for printed prospectus. 3p.

  96 Munton, William, Town Clerk, Banbury, Dec. 26, 1855, ALS to Right Hon. Sidney Herbert. Mayor requests printed list of current subscribers to be deposited at banks, as well as the names of other subscribers. 1p.

Box 3

Box Folder Contents Summary
3 1 Nightingale, Frances, Embley, Romsey, December [1855], ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of subscription; health of Florence Nightingale; and outbreak of Asiatic cholera in Scutari. 7 p.
  2

Nightingale, Frances, Embley, January, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of Florence Nightingale’s work and ongoing poor health. 4 p.

  3

Nightingale, Frances, Thomas’s Hotel, March 4, n.d., ALS to Mrs. SC Hall. Invitation to visit. 2 p.

  4

Nightingale, Frances, Embley, Romsey, April 2, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Thank you note for sketch of Florence Nightingale’s career, invitation to visit. 3 p.

  5 Nightingale, Frances, Dover St., April 23, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of poor health of herself, both of her daughters and Mrs. Hall. 3 p.
  6

Nightingale, Frances P., 30 Burlington St., May 13, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of “interesting papers” sent from Melbourne, Australia by Mr. Hall and permanence of Florence Nightingale’s work. 4 p.

  7

Nightingale, Frances, Embley, Romsey, June 13, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Invitation for an extended visit. 1 p.

  8 Nightingale, Frances, Lea Hurst, Aug. 11, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of poor health of Florence Nightingale, mention of a letter sent by Florence to Mrs. S.C. Hall. 3 p.
  9 Nightingale, Frances, Lea Hurst, October, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of personal illness, mention of Florence Nightingale confined to bed but still working. 4 p.
  10 Nightingale, Frances, Embley, Romsey, Dec. 31, n.d. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Expression of gratitude for hard work on the fund; injunction against over work; some discussion of improved health of Florence Nightingale. 4p.
  11 Drawing of female figure, gold ink on blue paper, 1p.
  12 [Nightingale, Frances], Burlington, n.d. AL to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Description of lithograph; discussion of Jenny Lind’s contribution to the Nightingale fund; request for Mr. Hall to pay a subscription to a soldiers’ charity. 3p
  13 Nightingale, Frances P., Lea Hurst, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C Hall. Discussion of work and poor health of Florence Nightingale; mention of long trip, beneficial attention of Queen and Prince. 4 p.
  14 Nightingale, Frances, Embley, June 7, n.d. c. 1858, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of the work and ongoing poor health of Florence Nightingale, success of army reform, and wedding of oldest daughter [Parthenope] to Sir Harry Verney. 4p.
  15 Nightingale, Frances, Lea Hurst, Aug. 4, n.d. c. 1858, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of work and poor health of Florence Nightingale; mention of Parthenope’s marriage. 5 p.
  16

Nightingale, Frances, Sir Harry Verney’s Claydon House, Bucks, n.d. c. 1861, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of Florence Nightingale’s poor health; negative impact of death of close friend [Sidney Herbert?] 5 p.

  17 Nightingale, Parthenope, 30 Burlington St., Monday, n.d. [1855?], ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of frames for photographs and sketches of Florence Nightingale; mention of Florence Nightingale’s return to the Crimea and her enthusiasm for schools for soldiers and family anxiety regarding her health. 4p.
  18 Nightingale, Parthenope, 30 Old Burlington St., n.d. [1855] ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Regretful decline of visit due to travel plans; thank for list of subscriptions and request to keep it; discussion of Florence Nightingale’s poor health and ongoing work at Scutari, specifically, her interest in “army schools” offering lectures, singing classes, magic lanterns and reading huts, and the soldiers’ pleasure in these activities as well as football and other games. 4p.
  19 Nightingale, Parthenope F., Embley, Dec. 23, n.d. [1856?] ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of false reports of movements of Florence Nightingale; discussion of poor health of Florence Nightingale; mention of Nightingale’s return to Malvern; invitation to visit; discussion of  assorted published works and public accolades written about and given to Florence Nightingale. 8p.
  20 Nightingale, Parthenope F., Embley, March 4, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of: continued extreme poor health of Florence Nightingale; recent death of an uncle due to a heart condition; the family’s ongoing interest in conflict in India; lack of resemblance of a recently completed statuette of Florence Nightingale to the woman herself. 6p.
  21 Nightingale, Parthenope, Embley, May 22, n.d. [1856?], ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of false news of Florence Nightingale’s return from the front; commentary on abatement of typhus epidemic in the Crimea. 4 p.
  22 Nightingale, Parthenope, 30 Burlington St., Wednesday. n.d. [1856?] ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall.  Request to pass on thanks to Mr. Hall for letter and unusual brooch from Ireland; discussion of travel to London and how Florence Nightingale may be delayed if cholera and fever were to break out at the front; mention of cholera in the French camp. 5p.
  23 Nightingale, Parthenope, Lea Hurst, Mattock, Friday 5th, n.d. [1856?] ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of lithograph of Embley; commentary  that image of “Home of Florence Nightingale” being sold in shops is probably not good; extended discussion of very poor health of Florence Nightingale and her and family’s desire to avoid any welcome home greetings or receptions; commentary regarding Florence Nightingale’s devotion to her work at the expense of her health. 4p.
  24 Nightingale, Parthenope, Embley, Romsey, Dec. 4, n.d. [1856?], ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Rejection of offer/request from friend of Hall to make a bust of Florence Nightingale and discussion of ongoing poor health of Florence Nightingale, as well as Florence’s work, including a trip to Scotland; request for account of Hall’s knowledge of mesmerism. 7 p.
  25

Nightingale, Parthenope F., Embley, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion and rejection of use of mesmerism as a treatment for ailing Florence Nightingale. 4 p.

  26 Nightingale, Parthenope F., 30 Burlington W, March 10, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Request that tickets sent to Committee members be withdrawn as individuals had already subscribed and could not afford further contributions. 4 p.
  27 Nightingale, Parthenope F., 30 Burlington St., n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of public support for Florence Nightingale; discussion of Florence Nightingale’s poor health; request that solicitation not be used to raise subscriptions.
  28 Nightingale, Parthenope, Lea Hurst, Mattock, Tuesday, n.d. [1857?], ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall.  Discussion of extreme poor health of Florence Nightingale and her retreat for the “water cure”; discussion of poor health of Frances Nightingale; discussion of Mr. Durham, sculptor chosen by soldiers. 8p.
  29 Norfolk [Henry Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk], Arundel Castle, Oct. 11, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Admires and respects Florence Nightingale but unable to contribute due to other demands on his funds; can’t manage an unlimited subscription, but would be willing to contribute a guinea to an auxiliary subscription. 4 p.
  30 Norris, Thomas George, Mayor of Exeter, Exeter, Dec. 14, 1855, ALS to Hon. Sidney Herbert. Sympathizes with the cause but unable to contribute due to outside political pressures; will move on it as soon as good opportunity arises to do so, possibly with Sir Thomas Ackiner; may use part of the National Thanksgiving Alms. 3p.
  31

O’Callaghan, John, The Glebe, [Oughterard], Co. Galway, [Ireland], Feb. 8, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Will be happy to take receive and take charge one of the Subscription Collecting books mentioned in earlier correspondence. 1p.

  32 Ohme, I.L., Blandford, Nov. 23, n.d. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Expression of satisfaction with resolutions and associates of Florence Nightingale; request for a time to call upon Hall. 1p.
  33 Pakington, John S., [Member of Parliament for Droitwich; later First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State for War, and Baron Hampton], Westwood Park, Droitwich, Nov. 16, 1855. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Inquiry about additional publicity for the public meeting promoting the Nightingale Fund. 4p.
  34 Pakington, John S., Westwood Park, Droitwich, Dec. 4, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Discussion of request of copy of a speech given at Willis’ rooms; the copy printed in the Morning Post is the most correct; reference to an amended version enclosed with the letter. 3p.
  35

Palmer, Bessie, 7 Compton St. East Brunswick Square, Nov. 28, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Offer to contribute services if a concert is held to benefit the Nightingale Fund. 3p.

  36

Paxton, Sarah [Lady Paxton, wife of Sir Joseph Paxton], Chatsworth, Aug. 30, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Will be happy to assist with fundraising efforts. 3p.

  37

Paxton, Sarah, Chatsworth, Dec. 7, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Reference to enclosed donation from “our good Duke” [William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire]; was willing to help raise funds but didn’t receive a reply to original offer and since then has been too ill to assist; encloses her own donation. 3p.

  38

Phillips, T. [Editor, Staffordshire Sentinel], Hanley, May 2, 1856. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Will forward a list of names in few days; thinks a public meeting could be held in Hanley. 1p.

  39

Pellatt, Apsley [glassmaker, Member of Parliament for Southwark], Haines, Oct. 23, 1856. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Willing to join the committee and contribute five pounds, but unable to conduct personal solicitations, as he does not wish to receive subscriptions, because bankers are better suited to that purpose. 2 p.

  40

Peto, S[amuel] Morton, [railway developer, Baronet of Somerleyton Hall], Somerleyton Hall, Nov. 26,1855. ALS to Right Honorable Sydney Herbert, Member of Parliament. Regrets that he cannot attend meeting at the Square due to other appointments. 1p.

  41 Peto, S[arah]A[insworth], [wife of Samuel Morton Peto], 10 Kensington Palace Gardens, July 18th, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Willing to join in any suitable testimonial and to attend a meeting to discuss the testimonial. 1p.
  42 Peto, Peto, S[arah]A[insworth], Somerleyton Hall, August 20, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Happy to receive subscriptions, but doesn’t think she can obtain money in her neighborhood. 1p.
  43

Piggott, G.G. Graham Foster, The Rectory, Abington Piggots, W. Rayston, Jan. 1, 1858. ALS to the Right Honorable Sidney Herbert, M.P. Very happy to make a collection for the Nightingale Fund; will either preach a sermon himself to encourage donations, or ask a suitable person to do so. 2p.

  44 Pollock, S[arah] A[nne] A[mowah] [Lady Pollock; first named subscription; wife of Jonathan Pollock, lawyer, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer], Hatton, Hounslow, Aug. 20, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Happy to be on list of ladies showing admiration to Florence Nightingale, but not able to give large contribution due to other demands on her purse. 3p.
  45 Powell, G.S., Mayor, Newc[astle up]on Tyne, July 1, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Happy to support Nightingale Fund and act as Honorary Secretary. 1p.
  46

Powys[-Keck], Major [the honorable] H. L. [Henry Littleton], The Soldiers Infant Home, Rosslyn Park, Hampstead, Nov. 5, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Accepts honor of joining committee. 1 p.

  47

Powys[-Keck], H.L., Central Association in Aid of the Wives and Families of Soldiers Ordered on Active Service, Pall Mall, Nov. 24, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. A gentleman of his acquaintance would like to make a significant contribution to the Fund now that he is certain Florence Nightingale does not have any Catholic bias. 4p.

  48 Proctor, Reverend George D., D.D., Hedley Rectory Middlesex, n.d., ACS to the Nightingale Fund. Gratefully remembers Miss Nightingale’s attention to his son, a chaplain who died at Scutari, and makes a small contribution due to limited means. 1p.
  49

Rainy, Alexander, [estate agent?], 14 Regent St., St. James, Nov. 26, 1855, ALS to Hon. Sidney Herbert, M.P. Apologizes for demanding attention, but in advance of the public meeting to be held regarding a suitable memorial for Nightingale, he has been asked to transmit the request of some ladies regarding the possibility of a subscription being raised for the purpose of erecting a statue in her native Romsey, if that is agreeable to her family; he has noted Mrs. Herbert’s letter in the Times regarding the possibility of building an Army hospital, similar to the one that exists at Greenwich for the Navy, and wonders if it would be possible to associate Nightingale’s name with such a project. Also notes that such a hospital should be built on Battersea Park, as it is larger, and the land already owned by the Crown, and so would be easy to maintain with a small annual levy. 4p.

  50

Ravenhill, John, [chairman of North Wiltshire Banking Company], Ashton, Heytesbury, June 4, 1856. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Pleased to participate in raising money for the Nightingale Fund, will get started as soon as he gets back from an upcoming trip. 3p.

  51 Refine, C., Nov. 27, 1855. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Regrets he (?) cannot attend public meeting of subscribers to the Nightingale Fund chaired by the Duke of Cambridge due to a previous standing engagement in a remote part of Hampshire. 2p.
  52

Riddell, [Rev.] Henry, [poet, author of Scotland Yet], The Manse Dunse, [Berwick, Scotland], March 1, 1856. ALS to the Hon. Secretary of the Nightingale Fund. Acknowledges the receipt of the circular and will do what he can to collect for the fund. 1 p.

  53 Rish, S.B., Provost, Dunbarton, May 20, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Will lay the letter re: the Fund on the table at the first meeting of the Town Council but doesn’t expect any contributions will be forthcoming; will send along any contributions he does receive. 1p.
  54

Romilly, John, [later 1st Baronet of Romilly, Master of the Rolls], Nov. 19, 1855, ALS to Mr. W.E.B. Wright. Request to remove his name from the committee, as he has previously declined to serve because he is unable to attend any meetings. 2p.

  55

Rose, Philip, [lawyer for the Conservative Party, instrumental in creation of Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest in Brompton, later first Baronet of Rayners, Buckinghamshire], Honorary Secretary, Aug. 3, 1848. Extract from the minutes of the Committee of Management of the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton. All of the money (£1.766.15.0) realized from Jenny Lind’s recent concert shall be donated to  the charity; the committee thanks Madame Lind for her kindness, wish to add her name to the list of Life Governors, and to name the first ward of the new building after her. 2p.

  56

Rose, Philip, Honorary Secretary, Aug. 3, 1848. Extract from the minutes of the Committee of Management of the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton. Resolution thanking Mr. S. C. Hall for his work on the Jenny Lind concert. 1p.

  57 Rose, Philip, 3 Park Street, Westminister, August 14, 1848. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Encloses extract from minutes [see 3-55], asks that the Committee be allowed to carry out their resolutions, asks her to arrange a meeting as “the palace is ready”; mentions he is having a picture of the hospital framed for Jenny Lind. 3p.
  58

Rose, Philip, 3 Park Street, Westminster, Nov. 5, 1855. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Apologizes for failure to call upon her; promises to call upon her that afternoon if possible; is willing to anything he can to assist, as a man of business, including to have name to be on the Committee but cannot offer more than time, due to other engagements. 3p.

  59

Sandford, William, [cotton merchant?], Springfield Place, Landsdown, Bath, April 3, 1857. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Encloses a draft for the second installment of subscription monies raised; will send two copies of the Bath Express containing a list of subscribers and general statement of account under separate cover; extensive discussion of the subscription recording process. 4p.

  60

Shaftesbury, E[mily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper, Lady Shaftsbury, wife of the Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftsbury], Schwalbach, Duché de Nassau, Aug. 29, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Apologizes for delay in response to previous letters; very pleased to participate in plan for hospital to be run by Miss Nightingale. 2p.

  61

Shelley, John Villiers, bart., [7th Baronet of Michelgrove, Member of Parliament], 30 Brunswick Terrace, Brighton, Nov. 30, 1855. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Encloses £10.10 as his subscription to the Nightingale Fund, as he was unavoidably kept away from the meeting in Willis’ rooms. 1p.

  62

Kay-Shuttleworth, Lady Janet [wife of Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baronet], 24 Lea House, East Bourne, Aug. 21, 1855. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Would love to help raise money, but is prevented by poor health and lack of certainty as to where she will be in the weeks and months ahead; has recovered from a period of paralysis but is still very much an invalid, and has only recently regained the use of her writing hand; encloses a prospectus for a school run by Miss Fink; requests papers to distribute. 4p.

  63

Scrimpson, J.D., Mayor of Peterborough, Mansion House, Feb. 5, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Very pleased to render assistance in promoting the Nightingale Fund. 2p.

  64

Simpson, Sir James, [General Simpson, Commander in Chief of the British Army in the Crimea following the death of Raglan], Dec. 3, 1855, ALS to Sidney Herbert. Only recently received the note about the meeting in Willis’ rooms and that is why he failed to attend; he hopes the results of the meeting were satisfactory. 1p.

  65 Sloud, H., Eddowe’s Shrewsbury Journal, May 2, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received packet, but the wrong circular appears to have been enclosed; he will be happy to  help on receipt of the correct paper. 1p.
  66 Smith, J.B., [soliciter], Horsely Heath, Tipton, May 23, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received letter, is happy to assist committee by receiving documents, 1p.
  67 Smith, Samuel, [uncle of Florence Nightingale], 11 Chichester Terrace, Brighton, Nov. 25, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Discussion of the ongoing extreme poor health of Florence Nightingale; she can no longer sit upright, and only receives 4 regular visitors, but continues to work. 5p.
  68

Smith, William, [uncle of Florence Nightingale], Roslyn House, Great Malvern, Aug. 10, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Nightingale sends the following messages: she would be pleased to see Lady Hervey if they are in London at the same time, but she has heard Lady Hervey will be leaving town shortly and so expects to miss her as Nightingale has been told to stay out of town as long as possible; she would be obliged if Lady Hervey would transmit her information on Indian subjects in writing. 4p.

  69

Smith, William, Southern, June 4, 1856. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Happy to help in any way possible, specifically to act as local secretary for his neighborhood, which he hopes includes Leamington, as it is a much wealthier target; thinks funds should be used for more than just training nurses, specifically, for assisting self-supporting hospitals and dispensaries; hopes committee will read the report of the “London Society” which has suspended operations because of entanglements created by the Secretary before he fled to Australia; will distribute whatever papers are sent. 3p.

  70 Spottiswoode, Rosa, [daughter of Andrew Spottiswoode, King’s Printer], 12 James Street, Buckinghamgate, Nov. 22, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Happy to do everything she can to assist the cause of the Nightingale Fund, but requires instruction. 2p.
  71 Spottiswoode, Rosa, Dec. 22, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Request for more books to be sent to Jarret Street; feels the books are excellent for fundraising. 2p.
  72 Spurgin, [Rev.] John, [headmaster at Corporate Grammar School, preacher], Maidstone, May 21, n.d., ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for copies of subscription list, to be enclosed in a circular. 1p.
  73 Stabb, Thomas, surgeon, Ilkacombe, June 19, 1857, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Encloses a bankers draft for £15.15, collected from patients in his neighborhood; the names of the contributors are on the back of the draft. 1p.
  74

Stanley, Lord, [Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, later Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (?)], n.d. Holograph copy of speech given at the Nightingale Fund meeting. (3p., in fragments)

  75 Stigant, G.C., Mayor, Portsmouth, Jan. 15, 1856, ALS Right Hon. Sidney Herbert E.W.P. Received circular, discussed it with residents, not willing to contribute until it’s clear how the money will be used. 3p.
  76 Stokes, H. Sewell, Mayor, Truro, April 1, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Enclosed list of subscribers, asks how money should be transmitted, is surprised that more support has not been forthcoming, but suspects it is because the middle class are under financial pressure. 2p.
  77 Stopford, Rev. G.P., Warketon, Kettering, May 20, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Would be honored to assist with the Nightingale Fund, please send documents. 3p.
  78

Strangways, E[dmund Ludlow], The Hall at Easingwold, July 9, 1856, ALS the Nightingale Fund. In favor of training nurses and wishes to show his gratitude to Miss Nightingale for her service in Crimea, and willing to help on whatever way he can, given proper instructions. 1p.

  79 Smart, George T. [conductor and musician, patron of Arthur Sullivan], St. Ann’s Hill, Chertsey, Oct. 30, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Is very pleased to be on the committee, will do everything he can to support the cause. 1p.
  80

Taylor, Francis, Romsey, Mayor, Dec. 11, n.d., ALS to the Right Hon. Sidney Herbert. Will bring the Fund before the town, but both he and the Vicar think it would be better to wait until the New Year as finances in town are usually low until the Christmas bills come in. 2p.

  81 Taylor, Francis, Romsey, Mayor, May 23, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Will collect and submit the contributions of several districts as soon as he can, hopefully in two or three days. 1p.
  82 Tennnet, Letitia Emerson, [Lady Tennent; wife of Sir James Emerson Tennent], n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Very excited to contribute to a testimonial fund for Nightingale; feels the best use of funds raised would be the creation of a hospital and nursing school to be named after Nightingale; will call on Hall soon to talk about plans, and in the meantime will pass the word to her friends. 3p.
  83

Tennnet, Letitia Emerson, Aug. 16, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Would very much like to assist in establishing a hospital, but thinks she’d be a bad treasurer or receiver of subscriptions, as she is rarely in London, due to her own and her husband’s poor health. 3p.

  84 Tennent, Letitia Emerson, Aug. 22, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Very interested in being the patroness of  a hospital; about to leave for the continent but hopes to be able to meet up frequently in the future. 3p.
  85 Tennent, Letitia Emerson, 66 Warwick St., Dec. 1, n.d. ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Inquires if Jenny Lind will be singing in support of the Nightingale Fund, as she would very much like to attend a concert; disappointed that plans for a hospital supported by the Nightingale Fund have been cancelled; not sure a nursing school could survive without a hospital; very sad she could not attend the recent meeting due to ill health; invitation to visit to discuss the issues raised in the letter. 3p.
  86 Thew and Son, Advertiser’s office, King’s Lynn, May 2, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. A subscription has been opened on behalf of the Nightingale Fund, headed by the Mayor, to whom any documents issued may be addressed. 1p.
  87

Thomas, John and Sons, Marble Works, Bakewell, Jan. 24, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Please send a subscription book, and any subscriptions obtained will be forwarded, though the amount may be trifling as their establishment is small. 1p.

  88

Thomas, Robert, [estate valuator?], Plasdu, nr. Pwllheli, [Wales], May 29, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received information about the Nightingale Fund, and laid it before the clergy and gentry of the region; response was not favorable;  area is too remote to be interested, and mostly focused on raising money for the Church in Constantinople; he is happy to render what services he can and will try again with gentlemen has not yet seen. 3p.

  89

Thomas, Robert, Plasdu, Pwellheli, [Wales], June 5, 1856. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Please send a collecting book; believes he can add a small amount to the fund, given time. 1p.

  90

Todd, T.W., Taunton, May 6, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. The town of Taunton was thoroughly canvassed by Miss Hawley in the preceeding January, and the money sent to London; regrets that request for a public meeting to raise more funds cannot be granted; he himself is too busy with other funds and associations to assist the Nightingale Fund. 4p.

  91

Trowbridge, G.I.V., Windsor Castle, Nov. 29, 1856, ALS to Mr. Bracebridge. Considers invitation to speak to be a great compliment, but hopes speakers were better able to express themselves then he would have been. 2p.

  92 Troyte, Frances [Lydia Dyke], [daughter of Arthur Henry Dyke Acland Troyt, author of hymns], Huntsham Court, March 14, 1856. ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Her father desires her to say he has received the letter about contribution books for the Nightingale Fund and is pleased to allow her to collect for it. 1 p.
  93 Tulloch, Alexander M., [British soldier and statistician], 63 Eaton Square, Oct. 13, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Wrote to Mrs. Bracebridge regarding an earlier letter; there are no young officers available unless they are out of the service; suggests she hire her brother-in-law as paymaster; unlikely suitable person may be found who is still in the army, due to problem of always-imminent deployment; will make further inquiries when informed of the salary; will contribute to the Fund when contributions can be received. On verso, from Mrs. Hall: Thank you for suggestion but would not employ a relative, in order to avoid appearance of impropriety. 3p.
  94 Tulloch, Alexander M., 63 Eaton Square, Oct. 17, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Interested in any arrangement on behalf of Miss Nightingale, but declines to be on the committee because of possibility of appearance of conflict of interest due to his reporting to Parliament re: arrangements made (or not made) for troops in the Crimea. 2p.
  95

Turberville, T.C., Chronicle office, Worcester, May 13, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Mentioned Nightingale Fund to the mayor and a few other gentlemen; Mayor has mentioned the matter to the council and some monies have been collected; more might be possible though probably not much as there is a competing subscription for Celebration of Peace for some of the local charities. 3p.

  96 Turberville, T.C., Chronicle office, Worcester, May 23, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Please send down 50-60 circulars for distribution to parties likely to contribute.  2p.
  97 Vandenhoff, L.E.[actor],  34 North Bank, Regent’s Park, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Regrets being unable to accept the honor of being an authorized collector for the Nightingale Fund; reserves his charitable funds for his friends and members of his profession, in particular persons requiring funeral expenses; also makes a small contribution to the Widows and Orphans fund. 3p.
  98

Vickers, John, Society for Irish Church Missions, 15 Rutland Square East, Dublin, Jan. 12, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Recent move from Achile to Dublin, where he is a missionary, prevents him from participating in collecting for the fund, as he would not want to intrude on the work of parish clergy; but he will aid them indirectly to the best of his ability. 3p.

  99 Waled, Thomas, Secretary to the Army and Navy Club, Nov. 5, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Very interested in supporting the Nightingale Fund in any way he can, hopes to make a good report soon. 4p.
  100

Ward, Harriet, Southwell Manor House, Reading, May 6, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Would regret being unable to contribute to Nightingale Fund if she did not know her military friends had been recommended to assist by Colonel Eden; feels that soldiers and regimental officers have been a saving grace in a disgraceful war; notes that it is strange that Sidney Herbert should be leading movement to bring government misdeeds to light; would rather that S.C. Hall had stood alone, or chosen Hon. G. Lee; “soldier people” very bitter about being neglected; she has no faith in the peace parley and thinks it is just an excuse for ministers to talk; especially irritated that her husband is shunted aside in favor of an unqualified man; brief discussion of act of charity personally witnessed and legends related to  the stately home where she is staying. 4p.

  101 Warship, William, Great Yarmouth, May 21, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Will be glad to promote the Nightingale Fund in his area. 1p.
  102 a’ Court, Charles Henry Wyndham, [Member of Parliament for Wilton, Mrs. Herbert’s brother], 49 Delpass Sq., Aug. 15, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. His sister, Mrs. Sidney Herbert, has left for Kipinque and is not likely to return for several weeks; he will forward copies of correspondence to her. 1p.
  103 Webster, Thomas Jr., Retford, June 18, 1857, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Draft for subscription to Nightingale Fund is enclosed. 1p.
  104 Wellington, N.J., Wadebridge, Cornwall, May 31, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Post office order for Nightingale Fund collection is enclosed. 1p.
  105

Eden, Robert, [Third Baron Auckland, Bishop of Bath and Wells], The Palace, Wells, Oct. 15, 1855, ALS to the Right Hon. Sidney Herbert. Willing to have his name appear as a committee member if that would be desirable. 1 p.

  106 Eden, Robert, The Palace, Wells, Nov. 27, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Regrets that diverse business prevents him from attending the upcoming meeting about the Nightingale Fund. 1p.
  107 Were, Robert A., Wellington, Somerset, May 31, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for subscription book. 1p.
  108 White, Robert, Medina and Thetis Docks, Isle of Wight, Feb. 4, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Request for a “named but not entered” subscription book. 1p.
  109 White, W.I., London, Oct. 20, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Regrets that neglected business interests prevent him from responding to her note. 1p.
  110 Whitehall, John, Royal Library, London, March 5, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received check, will write more shortly. 1p.
  111 Winthrop, W. Everleigh, Dover, May 6, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received note, would be pleased to assist; local demands, including a Court taxation and two local purposes, may interfere with raising money for the Nightingale Fund; the mayor means to bring the issue before the Council in the next few days, and he will suggest to some local ladies that they form a fundraising committee; will send his subscription when he ascertains which cause the authorities intend to adopt. 3p.
  112 Wigram, Loftus, [barrister, businessman, Conservative politician], Nov. 2, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Regretfully declines a place on the committee. 1p.
  113 Wire, Harriet, [wife of David Williams Wire, Alderman, later Lord Mayor of London], Stone House, [Lewisham High Road], n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Very pleased to assist with Nightingale Funds, despite poor health. 3p.
  114

Wire, Harriet, Stone House, Lewisham High Road, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Agrees that women of Britain should make some demonstration of their esteem for Miss Nightingale and will give as much aid as she can, given as she is so far out of town; suggests they retain the services of Mrs. Banning, wife of the city architect, as she is indefatigable in these moments.  4p.

  115

Wood, Charlotte, Cramer-Norfolk, Aug. 23, n.d., ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Very interested in supporting the Nightingale Fund; last word on Miss Nightingale was her health had improved such that she might return to work, and not come home. 4p.

  116

Woodall, E.W., Canterbury, May 5, 1856, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Wishes to support the Nightingale Fund, but only represents a small parish in Canterbury; recommends communication with the Archbishop, the Dean and the Chapter via the Archdeacon, the parochial clergy via Rev. I.W. Chessye, Rural Dean, and also the Mayor. 3p.

  117

Young, George Fred, Stanmore, Sept. 1, 1855, ALS to Mrs. S.C. Hall. Wife gave him the letter re: establishing a hospital in Nightingale’s name in London; answering as he has management experience at one of the largest hospitals in the metropolis; greatly appreciates Miss Nightingale’s work but has grave doubts that establishing a new hospital would be the best use of funds; asks if it might be better to expand on an existing institution. 4p.

  118

Young, George Fred, Stanmore, Nov. 24, 1855, ALS to Mr. S.C. Hall. Received draft of resolutions amended after he left the committee; feels they now embody the caution he had stressed and hence his objections seem hypocritical; withdraws his resignation from the committee; encloses a cheque for his subscription in exchange for the written one already submitted, which he would like returned. 1p.

  119

Unknown, Southampton, Dover, n.d., Letter to Mr. S.C. Hall. Requests he send the same circular to a list of persons, and advise them author will give ten pounds to start the fund. 1 p.

  120

Unknown, The Nightingale Fund, 5 Parliament Street, Dec. 1855, Holograph circular.  Public meeting has been held at Willis’ Rooms in which it was resolved to raise money for Miss Nightingale to fund and govern an institution to train nurses and hospital attendants;  a large sum will be required, as there may not be any annual subscriptions; it is important to add names of prominent persons to the subscription list, in order to influence others. 4p.

Compiled by Henry Blanco, Library Asst., 2001; revised and corrected by Stephen E. Novak, Jan. 2005, revised and updated by Jennifer McGillan, December 2014.

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Originally compiled by Paul Yohannes, Library Asst., Spring 1997.
Revised and corrected by Stephen Novak, Head, Archives & Special Collection, Feb. - March 2000, revised and updated by Jennifer McGillan, December 2014 - January 2015.