since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Florence Nightingale's poignant wartime message
A wartime letter from nursing heroine Florence Nightingale to a soldier’s grieving sister has been publicly unveiled for the first time.
In the poignant note, Miss Nightingale - known as the Lady with the Lamp - informs Crimean soldier Gunner Evans’ sister of the ‘sad certainty’ of his death.
'I have never had so painful and unsatisfactory a letter to write,' the message reads.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1332638/Florence-Nightingales-wartime-letter-seen-time-Chester-University.html#ixzz16TvktYu2
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