Archive of the month - The lady with the lamp: Florence Nightingale and her Hampshire connections

May 16 2018

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale is known as the heroine of the Crimean War, as an adviser to successive governments in peace and war time on subjects, such as sanitation or hospital construction, or perhaps generally as a pioneer in the field of nursing and nursing training.

However, many may not be aware of her Hampshire connections, or that there is important material relating to her life and work held by Hampshire Archives and Local Studies.

Our archive of the month reveals these connections and some of the documents held by the County Council about Florence Nightingale, as we mark her 198th birthday.

You will have the chance to view some of these documents for yourself as part of our medicine through time event to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, in July. See the archive of the month for further information.