Florence Nightingale letter
Title: Florence Nightingale letter
Collection Number: MSS 2011-20
Extent: 0.25 linear ft. (1 box).
UC San Francisco. Special Collections
Abstract: Contains one letter written by Florence Nightingale and a letter of appraisal.
Language of Material: English
Collection is open for research.
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Florence Nightingale letter. UC San Francisco. Special Collections
Letter was given to Zina Mirsky, former Navy Nurse and retired School of Nursing Associate Dean, by a former student, Darlene
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a British nurse, statistician, and social reformer. She's recognized as the mother of
modern nursing philosophy. Furthermore, she managed nursing of British and allied forces during Crimean War at Scutari; established
the Nightingale School of Nursing in London, 1860; created training for midwives and nurses in workhouses; and was awarded
Order of Merit, 1907.
Scope and Content of Collection
Original handwritten signed letter by Florence Nightingale dated September 22, 1855 and addressed to Mr. John Dancey informing
him of the death of Private Nicholas Flint of the 13th Dragoons who died of typhus fever in Barrack Hospital in Scutari. Also
includes an appraisal letter prepared by J.W. Todd, Jr. of Shorey Book Store, Seattle, WA in 1975.