Florence Nightingale Ward papers


Descriptive Summary

Title: Florence Nightingale Ward papers
Dates: 1879-1919
Collection Number: MSS 2011-08
Creator/Collector: Ward, Florence Nightingale
Extent: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box, 2 medical kits).
Repository: UC San Francisco. Special Collections
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence and two homeopathic medical kits.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

Florence Nightingale Ward papers. UC San Francisco. Special Collections

Acquisition Information

Donated by Susan Stone on behalf of Dr. John Erskine in 2012.

Biography/Administrative History

Dr. Florence Nightingale Ward was a prominent homeopathic physician who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology in San Francisco, CA. She was the first American woman to study medicine in European hospitals and later became the Vice President of the American Institute of Homeopathy.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains a binder of correspondence and two homeopathic medical kits. The majority of letters were written by Ward to others while she was in the United States and Europe.

Indexing Terms

Women physicians