Cross, Florence Nightingale (1857-1915)


Cross, Florence Nightingale (1857-1915)


Florence Nightingale Cross was the sister of John Cross and was favored by George Eliot. Florence expressed delight at the wedding in 1880, writing to both the bride and groom to offer her congratulations. On the day of her brother’s wedding, she wrote to him, “…'I had such a vision of her beautiful, radiant face this morning, as she came up that aisle in her elegant robes looking like a queen, bless her'” (Rignall, 71). She lived with her mother for several years and eventually married Henry Weston Eve.


George Eliot Archive, edited by Beverley Park Rilett,


7:166, 7:285, 7:296, 7:309


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