THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE DIGITIZATION PROJECT
The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project began in 2014 as a collaborative effort to create a comprehensive digital collection of digitized correspondence written by Florence Nightingale. Original partners in the Project were the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University, and the Florence Nightingale Museum, Royal College of Nursing and the Wellcome Library, all in London. Additional organizations have joined, and the collaborative now has 20 international partners. The collection currently contains over 2,300 scanned letters or direct links to partners' websites, which are accessible to the public through this portal hosted by Boston University.
We hope this portal will be a valuable tool to anyone interested in Florence Nightingale, or engaged in research on any of the topics encompassed in the collection. While nothing can match the experience of holding and reading an original letter by Florence Nightingale, having access to a high quality digital reproduction really is the next best thing.
The model developed for the project is inclusive, and we welcome repositories to consider joining if they have one, ten, or one thousand original letters. The goal is to help to share Florence Nightingale with the world. This webpage is a resource for students, scholars, and all those who respect and admire "The Lady with the Lamp." We welcome you to explore the remarkable legacy that Florence Nightingale has left for us in her prolific correspondence, in her own words.
Images on this website have been supplied courtesy of the Florence Nightingale Museum, London.
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