Miscellaneous small manuscript collections, 1878-1989.


Miscellaneous small manuscript collections, 1878-1989.

Miscellaneous small manuscript collections include letters, reports, speeches, awards, diplomas, examination papers, photographs and miscellaneous materials. These records provide information on the development of nursing in New York state. Notable items are papers of NYSNA leaders Beatrice Van Homrigh Stevenson and Marion Sheahan Bailey; an 1878 letter from Florence Nightingale; and correspondence of Lavinia Dock which provide information on and insight into the political activities and liaisons involved in the passage and signing into law of New York's Nurse Registration Bill of 1903.

2.5 linear ft.

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Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910

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Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), nursing pioneer and reformer, is regarded as the founder of modern nursing. Born in Florence, Italy, she dedicated her life to the care of the sick and war wounded. In 1844, she began to visit hospitals; in 1850, she spent some time with the nursing Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul in Alexandria and a year later studied at the institute for Protestant deaconesses in Kaiserswerth, Germany. In 1854, she organized a unit of 38 nurses for service in the Crimean War. I...

Stevenson, Beatrice Van Homrigh.

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Dock, Lavinia L., 1858-1956

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Sheahan, Marion.

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