Florence Nightingale : 1820-1910 - PDF by Cecil Smith

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

In writing this biography I have been given the opportunity to present what I believe to be a complete picture of Miss Nightingale for the first time. When Sir Edward Cook wrote about his admirable official life immediately after Miss Nightingale's death, there was a large body of material which, for family and personal reasons, was either not available to him or he was asked not to use. 

He did not, for instance, see the Verney Nightingale papers; he saw only part of the collection I have described as the Herbert papers; and there was a great deal of other correspondence of which he was asked to make only limited use. 

I have been fortunate enough to be given access to this material. My thanks are due, first and foremost, to Sir Harry Verney, Bart., who most generously placed at my disposal the very important Verney Nightingale papers comprising the domestic correspondence and private papers of Aliss Nightingale's mother, Frances, her sister Parthenope, Lady Verney, and the Nightingale family circle.

 I am deeply indebted to Lord Herbert for allowing me to use unpublished material from the Herbert papers, establishing, among other important points, the true nature of the relationship between Miss Nightingale and Lord and Lady Herbert of Lea. I should like to thank the late Mrs Salmon, 

Sir Harry Verney's sister, for unpublished letters and private information, and I owe very much to the late Lady Stephen, not only for unpublished letters and reminiscences but for her kindness, too, in procuring me access to family papers. I am indebted to Sir Ralph Verney, Bart., for the correspondence of his father, Mr Frederick Verney, with Miss Nightingale; to Sir Maurice Bonham-Carter for permission to make use of family papers; and to Mr Leigh Smith for information of importance from the Leigh Smith papers. written.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a British nurse, social reformer and statistician. She was the founder of modern nursing. She came from a wealthy background was born in Italy and named after the city of her birth.

the book details :
  • Author: Cecil Woodham Smith,
  • Publication date: 1951
  • Company:  New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company

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