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    Florence Nightingale Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5" x 8", London, August 10, 1868. Placed upon black-bordered mourning paper, Nightingale (1820-1910) writes to James Holden that she is "overwhelmed with business which never leaves me 10 minutes leisure, and with ill-health which has no respite" and assures him that "Any communication addressed to me by name care of H. Bonham Carter . . . will reach me - and unopened, if marked 'Private.'" Heavily chipped along the edges with portions of the border gone entirely. Light ink bleedthrough on both sides and unevenly toned. Weakened folds are separating in places at the edges. Minor tears have been repaired on the verso.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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