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James Paget letters


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Florence Nightingale (1920 - 1910) was an English nurse known under the nickname of "Lady with the Lamp" due to her involvement in treating wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. In addition to nursing, she was also a writer and a pioneer in data visualisation, her works focusing on simplifying ways of spreading information, religion, mysticism and women's rights. During her life, she worked on improving British healthcare, advocated for abolishing prostitution laws and helped empower women in the society.

James Paget (1814 - 1899) was a British surgeon and pathologist. He is considered to be a founder of scientific medical pathology. He studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, was a fellow of the Royal Society and named Paget's disease. During his life, he wrote several books, of which the most famous are Lectures on Tumours (1851) and Lectures on Surgical Pathology (1853).

The collection contains two letters exchanged between Florence Nightingale, James Paget and Mr. Hogg concerning Nightingale's health.

The two letters are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed December 2020


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
December, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Letters, 1871 March 25 - 1876 February 12.
Box 3

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