Autograph signed letter from Florence Nightingale in the Scutari Barrack Hospital [Selimiye Barracks] to Benjamin Hawes, Deputy Secretary at War, referring to an "insurrection" by Irish Catholic nuns led by Mother Francis Bridgeman at the General Hospital in Balaclava
21 January 1856
|Main Creator:||Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Benjamin Hawes was an English Whig politican.
Joanna Bridgeman [Mother Mary Francis, known as Mother Francis](c.1812 - 1888)was a Sister of Mercy nun. She was the daughter of St. John Bridgeman and Lucy Reddan of Derrynane. Co. Kerry, who was a relation of Daniel O'Connell. In this letter she is referred to as Mrs Bridgeman throughout [as reverend mothers during this period were often given the title "Mrs."].
Physical description: 1 [4pp.] [folded] sheet
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