Florence Nightingale

Date of birth: 
12 May 1820
City of birth: 
Florence, Italy
Date of death: 
13 Aug 1910
Location of death: 
London, England

Florence Nightingale was a nurse involved in sanitary reform. She gathered material on India for the 1863 Sanitary Commission. She was a member of the National Indian Association. She came from a strongly liberal family who consistently supported issues of social reform and self-determination in India.

Secondary works: 

Baly, Monica E. and Matthew, H. C. G. , ‘Nightingale, Florence (1820–1910)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2009) [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/35241]

McDonald, Lynn and Vallée, Gérard (eds), Collected Works of Florence Nightingale (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001-8)

Archive source: 

Adelaide Nutting Historican Nursing Collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mss Eur B 151, letter to William Wedderburn, 1885, Asian and African Studies Reading Room, British Library, St Pancras

Mss Eur F 234, letters to Sir Mountstuart Grant-Duff, Asian and African Studies Reading Room, British Library, St Pancras