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#146 - Florence Nightingale

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Lengthy letter by the nursing heroine
Description                           Estimate: $2,500+          

ALS, three pages both sides, 4.5 x 7, black-bordered personal letterhead, March 26, 1864. Lengthy letter to Mrs. Constable, in part: “I am sorry for your dilemma (about Caroline Nichols). I can of course only speak of the time she was with me. I understood that Mrs. Jonas (her intermediate mistress) was a Jewish lady. I thought it unwise of Caroline to take the place of Mrs. Jonas…The Jewish ways of cooking and of eating are so different from ours. With regard to ‘sending up things badly served,’ I can only say that during 15 months I, being an invalid, giving a great deal of trouble (such as this; that, at certain times of the day, I am obliged to have something, altho’ only little, every hour) Caroline never once sent me up anything ‘badly served,’ but on the contrary, everything was quite remarkable in the cleanliness and nicety that my own maid threw a great deal upon her, which every maid I have previously had, always did for me herself, that, alluding to this and also to other things I stated that Caroline under provocation, had acted on the whole a straightforward & trustworthy.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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