Jewels in Her Crown: Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections

Exhibition Themes > Health Sciences > 155. The Holy Bible

155.  The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New. London: Charles Bill, 1693. Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, Archives & Special Collections Auchincloss Florence Nightingale Collection

This Bible belonging to the Nightingale family passed down to their most famous member, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). Though deeply Christian, Nightingale did not feel bound by any particular dogma, and was influenced by Anglican, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Unitarian beliefs. She signed this family heirloom at the beginning of the New Testament.

Gift of Hugh Auchincloss, M.D., 1942

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