Title Florence Nightingale : greetings to the dear old comrades of Balaclava.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified], 1890.

1st Rendition
1st Rendition
2nd Rendition
2nd Rendition
Access Location Shelfmark Availability
 Manual request  Closed stores Moving image and sound collections  1576A  Available
Physical description 1 CD (2.16 min.)
Note This sound recording is a copy made from the original brown wax cylinder on behalf of Wellcome Library by the British Library (18th March, 2004) featuring the voice of Florence Nightingale recorded on 30 July 1890. The wax cylinder recording had been donated to Sir Henry Wellcome in the 1930s but was forgotten in the collection for decades.
Supporting paperwork available in the department.
Summary This short recording was made on 30th July 1890 to raise money for the impoverished veterans of the Charge of the Light Brigade. The full transcript of the recording says: 'When I am no longer even a memory, just a name, I hope my voice may perpetuate the great work of my life. God bless my dear old comrades of Balaclava and bring them safe to shore. Florence Nightingale.' In fact, there are two recitations; the second has slightly altered wording to the first, which was presumably a practice session.
Target audience General public.
Medium Master
Copyright Wellcome Trust 2004.
Participant Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.
Subject name Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.
Genre/Technique Sound recordings.
System no. .b15907405