Document ReferenceFNC
TitleFlorence Nightingale Collection (printed books)
Extent33 items
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers
Admin HistoryThe collection consists chiefly of books which belonged to Florence Nightingale and her family.
Custodial HistoryThe Nightingale family connection with the University extends back to the 1930s when Mr Shore Nightingale was a member of the College Council, and made a gift to the University of various books and artefacts belonging to Florence Nightingale and her family. These books were absorbed within the Library’s general collections at an early stage. In 1954 Mr E. Osborne gave the University a further collection of books associated with Florence Nightingale. These have recently been transferred from Nightingale Hall to Manuscripts and Special Collections and form the Florence Nightingale Collection. The collection is not actively being added to.
Books authored by Florence Nightingale are actively collected in the East Midlands Special Collection, to preserve the actual content of the original Florence Nightingale Collection which Mr E. Osborne donated in 1954.
DescriptionThe collection is a very small one, and rather miscellaneous in content, but it includes some material on the Crimean War, together with other volumes presented to Miss Nightingale.
MgtGroupHealth records
Personal papers
Printed Book Collections
ArrangementThe collection is arranged by Library of Congress classification.
TermNursing - 19th century
Crimean War, 1853-1856
FindingAidsThe collection is catalogued on the University of Nottingham's library catalogue NUsearch ( To browse the Collection, enter the search term FNC (the code for Florence Nightingale Collection) into the main search box and select to search within the Library Catalogue only.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
ConditionGenerally good

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA8954Nightingale; Florence (1820-1910); Miss; nursing reformer1820-1910
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