The 'Collected Works of Florence Nightingale' series demonstrates Nightingale's astute use of the political process and report on her extensive correspondence with royalty, viceroys, cabinet ministers and international leaders, including such notables as Queen Victoria and W. E. Gladstone. It will also contain a great deal of new material on family relations. Sixteen printed volumes are scheduled and will record her enormous and largely unpublished correspondence, previously published books, articles and pamphlets, many of which have long been out of print. There will be full publication in electronic form, permitting readers to easily pursue their particular interests. Extensive databases, notably a chronology and a names index, will also be published in electronic form, again permitting convenient access to persons interested not only in Nightingale but in other figures of the time. The series will confirm Nightingale as an important and significant nineteenth-century scholar and illustrate how she integrated her scholarship with political activism.
Indispensable to scholars, and accessible and revealing to the general reader, it will show there is much more to know about Florence Nightingale than the lady with the lamp'.