- 1873-1879 (Creation)
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1 box (25 items)
Name of creator
Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing. At the time the letters in this collection were written, she no longer worked for the War Office, but was working on literary and mystical writings under the guidance of her friend, Benjamin Jowett, as well as interviewing, counselling and writing to nurses for hospitals and nurses' training schools.
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Given to the Library by Associated Medical Services, December 1985.
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Scope and content
This collection consists of correspondence and papers written by Nightingale to Annie Machin, a friend and pupil. They describe her concerns about the new Montreal General Hospital, including the selection of trained nurses for it. The letters show Nightingale's attention to detail about the hospitals where the nurses would work, her concern for their well-being, their qualifications and suitability for the work.
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