Lecture: Margaret Irwin: "The Journal of Anne Reading"

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    Margaret Irwin had long heard family stories about an ancestor who had learned nursing from Florence Nightingale.  In 1955, her mother showed her Anne Reading’s handwritten journal for the first time and, fifty years later, she had it published.  “The Journal of Anne Reading” documents this amazing woman’s early training and work in the Crimea with Nightingale, her later service in the Mansion House Hospital here in Alexandria during the Civil War, and some aspects of her life after the war.  Margaret Irwin will discuss Anne’s life dressed as a Civil War nurse, and will sign copies of her book following the program.

  • Jun 13, 2017
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-4994
  • Times:
  • Starting: 07:00 PM
  • Price:
  • $10
  • Details

    Margaret Irwin had long heard family stories about an ancestor who had learned nursing from Florence Nightingale.  In 1955, her mother showed her Anne Reading’s handwritten journal for the first time and, fifty years later, she had it published.  “The Journal of Anne Reading” documents this amazing woman’s early training and work in the Crimea with Nightingale, her later service in the Mansion House Hospital here in Alexandria during the Civil War, and some aspects of her life after the war.  Margaret Irwin will discuss Anne’s life dressed as a Civil War nurse, and will sign copies of her book following the program.

Lecture: Margaret Irwin: "The Journal of Anne Reading"