Fanny Burney, c1784-1785, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Fanny Burney, c1784-1785, (1943). Portrait of Frances Burney (1752-1840), English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright, and daughter of the musicologist Dr Charles Burney. She married General d'Arblay, a French refugee, in 1793. Her three major novels are "Evelina" (1778), "Cecilia" (1782) and "Camilla" (1796). After a painting by her cousin Edward Francis Burney, in the National Portrait Gallery in London. From "English Diaries and Journals", by Kate O'Brien. [Collins, London, 1943]
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Florence Nightingale, British nurse and hospital reformer, c1836 (1956). Artist: William White
Florence Nightingale, British nurse and hospital reformer, c1836 (1956). Seated beside her sister, Frances Parthenope, Lady Verney. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) made her reputation by her organisation of nursing service during the Crimean War. Thereafter she worked tirelessly to improve public health nursing at St Thomas's Hospital in London. From the National Portrait Gallery, London. A print from 'People, a volume about the origin and early history of many things, common and less common, essential and inessential', by Readers Union The Grosvenor Press, London, 1956.
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Letter from Queen Mary II to Frances Lumley, 29th July 1692.Artist: Queen Mary II
Letter from Queen Mary II to Frances Lumley, 29th July 1692. Letter written from Kensington at midnight by Queen Mary II to Frances Lumley, Countess of Scarborough, one of the ladies of her bedchamber, announcing the news of the Battle of Steenkerque (24th July) and the safety of the King, (William of Orange) and Lord Scarborough. From the second series of Facsimiles of royal, historical, literary and other autographs in the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum: Series I-V. (London, 1899).
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