Transcript of letter by Emily Slesson (c.1855)
I am very anxious to go out to assist either Miss Nightingale
or Miss Stanley.
I am very strong and could stand a great amount of work and fatigue.
Twenty six and a half years old looking rather older I think. My
great fear is that I am too late in applying to be sent out but
in case more nurses are wanted I trust I might be allowed to serve.
Would you Madam be so very kind as to let me know if there is any
chance of my being able to go out? I think I may say I feel sure
of being able to finance myself very useful having qualities of
strength and nerve.
I remain Madam
My address is
Miss Emily Slesson
Friday Feb 9th