This is a list of the better-known of Florence Nightingale's writings. Her output was enormous. (Find her complete writings here.)
The student of Miss Nightingale should realize that she only received
money for writing one book, Notes on Nursing, and even that, it is rumored,
was a small amount. That book sold many tens of thousands of copies in
about a dozen languages, the only one of her writings to do so. All
the rest were written without any compensation and often published in
small printings paid for with her own money. Some were pamphlets
distributed to family and friends, but many were bound large volumes full
of data that had a powerful effect upon all people and things around
her. Her writings along with her actions gave us clean, predictable
The Institution of Kaiserswerth on the Rhine for the Practical Training of Deaconesses under the direction of Rev. Pastor Fliedner, embracing the support and care of a Hospital, Infant and Industrial Schools, and a Female Penitentiary. Printed by the Inmates of the London Ragged Colonial Training School, 1851.
Letters from Egypt. Privately printed, 1854.
Statements Exhibiting the Voluntary Contributions Received by Miss Nightingale for the Use of the British Hospitals in the East, With the Mode of their Distribution, in 1854, 1855, 1856. Harrison and Sons, 1857
Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administration of the British Army. Founded Chiefly on the Experience of the Late War. Presented by Request to the Secretary of State for War. Privately printed for Miss Nightingale, Harrison and Sons, 1858.
Subsidiary Notes as to the Introduction of Female Nursing into Military Hospitals in Peace and War, Presented by Request to the Secretary of State for War. Privately printed for Miss Nightingale, Harrison and Sons, 1858.
A Contribution to the the Sanitary History of the British Army During the Late War with Russia. Harrison and Sons, 1859.
Notes on Hospitals. John W. Parker and Sons, 1859. 3rd edition, almost completely rewritten, 1863. Longmans, Green and Co.
Suggestions for Thought to the Searchers after Truth among the Artizans of England. Privately printed for Miss Nightingale. 3 vols. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1860.
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and What it is not. By Florence Nightingale. Harrison and Sons, 1860.
Army Sanitary Administration and its Reform under the Late Lord Herbert. McCorquodale and Co., 1862.
Observations on the Evidence Contained in the Stational Reports Submitted to the Royal Commission on the Sanitary State of the Army in India. By Florence Nightingale. (Reprinted from the Report of the Royal Commission.) Edward Stanford, 1863 (The "Observations.")
Introductory Notes on Lying-in Institutions. Together with a Proposal for Organizing an Institution for Training Midwives and Midwifery Nurses. By Florence Nightingale. Longmans, Green and Co., 1871.
Life or Death in India. A paper read at the meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, Norwich, 1873. With an Appendix on life or death by irrigation, 1874.
The Zemindar, the Sun, and the Watering Pot as Affecting Life or Death in India. Unpublished, proof copies among the Nightingale Papers, 1873-76.
On Trained Nurses for the Sick Poor. by Florence Nightingale. The Metropolitan and National Nursing Association, 1876.
Miss Florence Nightingale's Addresses to Probationer-Nurses in the "Nightingale Fund" School at St. Thomas's Hospital and Nurses who were formerly trained there, 1872-1900. Printed for private circulation.
Florence Nightingale's Indian Letters. A glimpse into the agitation for tenancy reform. Bengal, 1878-82. Edited by Priyaranjun Sen. Calcutta, 1937.