Florence the Woman

The Nicholson and Nightingale Family Album, 19th century

Display No. 157

Florence had a loving relationship with her family, including her cousins from the Nicholson, Smith, and Bonham-Carter families. This album contains drawings and paintings of Nicholson and Nightingale family members.

This album is now part of the collections at Lotherton Hall, the home of Nightingale’s goddaughter, Gwendolen Gascoigne.

On loan from the Leeds Art Fund. Donated by the Wingfield family to the Leeds Art Fund, 2018

Exhibits from ‘Florence the Woman’

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!