[B.C. Brodie, chemist; Florence Nightingale; Lady Nurses] Autograph Letter Signed B C Brodie to an unnamed male correspindent, concerning lady nurses.

B.C. Brodie [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Baronet FRS (1817?1880), chemist.]
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Broome Park, Betchworth, Surrey, 30 August 1855.
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Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, second leaf laid down on slightly larger paper, edges dusted, small closed tear, fully legible, fair condition. I thank you for the history that you have sent me of the Smyrna hospital. I read it with great interest; & thinking that it might be also interesting to those who are more immediately concerned in these matters than I am, I have sent your letter to Mr Frederick Peel [then Under-Secretary of State for War]. I hope that [you] will not disapprove of my having done so. | The account that you give of the system of Lady Nurses is very much what I should have expected. It must be difficult to [?] persons in that class of life: & I have no doubt that a good selection of ordinary nurses, with an intelligent person of the higher classes at their head [final sentence partly illegible].