ANA publishes nightingale letters online

ANA has two items penned by Florence Nightin­gale. One is a five page letter to Miss Alice Fisher written for Christmas 1877. The other item is a thank you note to Mrs. Robertson for lunch and a bushel of potatoes.

These letters, now on Nursing World, are part of an effort to make avail­able original writings of Miss Nightin­gale. The Florence Nightin­gale Digiti­za­tion Project began in 2014 as a collab­o­ra­tive effort between the Florence Nightin­gale Museum in London, England, the Boston Univer­sity Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, the Royal College of Nursing and the Wellcome Library. Together, these insti­tu­tions have compiled their holdings into a collab­o­ra­tive database consisting currently of almost 1900 letters handwritten or narrated by Florence Nightin­gale that for the first time are now avail­able to researchers through a single source.