"training 'Health at Home Missioners'"

Nightingale, Florence, English social reformer and nurse (1820-1910). Autograph letter signed.

(London), 10 South Street, 18. I. 1893.

8vo. 1 p. on bifolium.


To the physician and medical administrator Dr. William Miller Ord (1834-1902): "You were good enough to say you would like to see our first Report of training 'Health at Home Missioners' to teach Cottage Mothers in North Bucks by visiting as well as lecturing. Would you wish to see me to-day? and if so would you kindly say what time? [...]". With recipient's secretarial note: "Answered that you were called away, & I could not say what time you wd. call this evening, if required".

Considered the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture.

Traces of a horizontal fold. On stationery with printed letterhead.