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Florence Nightingale : greetings to the dear old comrades of Balaclava. Rendition 1/2.

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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. 1 segment.


[Place of publication not identified], 1890.

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1 encoded audio file (01.14 min.) : 44.1kHz + 1 PDF transcript




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.


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