Material accumulated by Prudence Nightingale (nee Hackworth)

Made:
1839-1895
part of archive:
Hackworth Family Archive
maker:
Nightingale, Prudence (b 1822 – d 1897) (nee Hackworth)

The series contains letters and one programme collected by and sent to Prudence Nightingale (nee Hackworth). The series contains letters from family and friends. There are letters from her friend Elizabeth Dove which describe matters in Elizabeth and Prudence’s families and mention her elder sister Ann Ambler (nee Hackworth), who was sent to a lunatic asylum. There are also letters concerning her younger sister Jane Young (nee Hackworth) who was at school in Vilvorde, Belguim.

The series contains letters and one programme collected by and sent to Prudence Nightingale (nee Hackworth). The series contains letters from family and friends. There are letters from her friend Elizabeth Dove which descibe matters in Elizabeth and Prudence’s families and mention her elder sister Ann Ambler (nee Hackworth), who was sent to a lunatic asylum. There are also letters concerning her younger sister Jane Young (nee Hackworth) who was at school in Vilvorde, Belguim.

Later letters, after Timothy Hackworth’s death demonstrate Prudence’s contributions to the campaign for her father’s recognition including distributing material about him to interested parties. She appears to be in correspondence with various individuals who are interested in her father and his work. Correspondence shows that she was involved in sending Hackworth material to the Baltimore and Ohio Railway exhibit in the World Columbian Exposition, America. She also appears to send a copy of the ‘blast pipe letter’ (see HACK/1/1/11) to the South Kensington Museum, later the Science Museum in 1895.

Details

Extent:
13 items
Identifier:
HACK/4/2
System of Arrangement:

Browse this archive