Arthur Hugh Clough
saw her off on her mission, which turned out to last for twenty-one months. The events surrounding her departure are bathed in myth; as Mary Poovey
suggests, they supported her mystical election...
In April 1851 FN
was finally allowed to leave home after six months. She visited Sidney
and Elizabeth Herbert
at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
Nightingale, Florence. Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale. Editors Vicinus, Martha and Bea Nergaard, Harvard University Press.