Letter from Emily Slesson enquiring about going to the East to serve as a nurse (Page One)

 

 

Transcript of letter by Emily Slesson (c.1855)

Madam,

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
Yours obediently
Emily Slesson

My address is
Miss Emily Slesson
Sidmouth
Devon

Friday Feb 9th

Letter from Emily Slesson enquiring about going to the East to serve as a nurse - page two

 

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