16_411 21/12/69
DR. JETIN SUTHERLAND

35 South Street
[21 Dec. 1869]
Nursing at Highgate Infirmary; eulogy of Miss Torrance, the Matron.1
4p In pencil B.M. Add.MSS.45754.f.43
1~ Elizabeth Torrance entered the Nightingale Training School in 1868, aged 32. In 1869 she became a sister at St. Thomas's but at the end of the year she went, with nine nurses, to take up the post of Matron at Highgate Infirmary. She returned in 1872 to The Nightingale Home but after only two months left to marry Dr. Dowse, the Medical Officer at Highgate. (See Cook II, 193-4). Her correspondence with F.N. covering the years 186C-77 is in B.M. Add.MSS.47749.

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