NIGHTINGALE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND VICTORIAN SOCIETY
from the British Library, London
Part 3: Writings on Nursing, India, Religion, Philosophy and other subjects with correspondence regarding the Nightingale Fund
Lynn McDonald, Consultant Editor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph
Editor of 'The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale'
Based on the British Library’s superb collection of correspondence and literary manuscripts, this exciting new project enables scholars to explore all aspects of the life and works of a Victorian icon.
Part 3 makes available the full range of her manuscript writings on Nursing, India, Religion and other subjects. These help us to understand her detailed knowledge of each topic and the interconnectivity between various spheres of interest. There are
drafts of her pioneering studies Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes and Introductory Notes on Lying-in Institutions, as well as writing on religion and philosophy, such as Suggestions for Thought. There are also diaries and notebooks. In addition, there are fifteen volumes of correspondence between Nightingale and her cousin, Henry Bonham Carter, concerning the Ninghtingale Fund (1861-1902).
Those researching the history of medicine, nursing, public health and social reform will find her manuscripts to be resource of great value.