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Lot #181
Florence Nightingale

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Civil War-dated ALS signed “F. Nightingale,” one black-bordered page, both sides, 4.5 x 7, 4 Cleveland Row letterhead, July 14, 1863. Letter to Mr. Chadwick, in full: "If (or when) you have received officially your copy of the I. A. Sanitary Report, will you give me back the one I sent you, unless you can place it better than I, among people who will publicize it. But a limited number of the two folio Vols. copies are printed, & none of these issued to the Lords & Commons (a great pity, I think), and I place these copies as carefully as I can, to get as much out of the public with them as I can." In fine condition. The recipient of the letter is presumably Edwin Chadwick, an English social reformer noted for his leadership in reforming the Poor Laws in England and instituting major reforms in urban sanitation and public health.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #578 - Ended March 04, 2020

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