This writing case belonged to Florence Nightingale, who came to fame as ‘The Lady of the Lamp’ during the Crimean War of 1853 – 56, in which Britain, allied with France and the Ottoman Empire, defeated Russia. As well as offering an entry point to studying Nightingale as a famous person, the case can prompt enquiries into how people wrote and learned to write in Victorian times and, more generally, how methods of communication have changed.
Presented in Derbyshire, England
wood, fabric, paint, leather
width: 32 cm
length: 48 cm
height: 14 cm
Florence Nightingale Museum
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