Florence Nightingale

HISTORY Florence filer…EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 SATURDAY 15 APRIL 2000
Undated library file picture of nurse Florence Nightingale, whose diary written 150 years ago, went on display Friday 14 April 2000 after being donated to the National Trust by a mystery benefactor. The leather-bound book was sent anonymously in a plain brown envelope to Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, where the world-famous nurse once lived. The intriguing diary charts her extraordinary eight-month journey across France, Egypt, Greece, Italy and Austria and ends in Berlin in 1850 when the so-called Lady with the Lamp was aged 30. See PA story HISTORY Florence. PA photo.