I am very happy to hear from anyone with original Nightingale material (letters and books with inscriptions), and researchers with questions (meaning people working on primary sources). But I cannot take the time out of the project to help students write essays on Nightingale.
Nightingale wrote a great deal, wrote very well, and certainly wanted to be read. That’s what the Collected Works is for. My short book (under 200 pages) gives highlights from it, with a number of succinct examples of her writing. So please do not email me for a Nightingale “quotation.” Read her! You are welcome to use anything on the website, giving it the usual credit as a source.
Dr. Lynn McDonald
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario Canada
fax: (519) 837-9561