Letter Digitisation

Access almost 1900 of Florence Nightingale’s letters for free.

Through a collaborative digitsation project, Nightingale’s thoughts on patient care, hospital design, infection control and many other subjects can be viewed online for free.

The Florence Nightingale Digitisation Project began in 2014 as a collaborative effort between the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, the Royal College of Nursing and the Wellcome Library. Together, these institutions have compiled their holdings into a database consisting of almost 1900 letters handwritten or dictated by Florence Nightingale.  This international partnership is a fitting recognition of the work of a woman noted for her global influence.

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See how we achieved this

A short film about how we digitised Florence Nightingale’s letters and developed an online resource that anyone can access.