The collection comprises the following:
Printed copy of 'The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari' by Jerry Barrett, 1857. The picture shows a scene in a field hospital, with a group of people including Florence Nightingale gathered around an injured soldier. A harbour can be seen through a large open door. The picture has been stuck onto a board and hand-coloured. It has been annotated in ink to identify some of the people in it, which include Dr Linton, M. Soyer, Col. Sir Henry Storks, Miss Tebbutt, Mrs Moore, Col. Sillery, Dr Crookshank, Miss Nightingale, Mrs Roberts, Mr and Mrs C.H. Bracebridge [ancestors of the depositors of these illustrations], and Lord William Paulet (MS 95/1);
Printed copy of 'Queen Victoria's First Visit to her Wounded Soldiers' by Jerry Barrett, 1856. The picture shows the Queen and Prince Albert, with a group of other dignitaries, visiting wounded soldiers in a hospital. The picture has been hand-coloured (MS 95/2);
Printed copy of a sketch showing Florence Nightingale sick in bed, visited by Lord Raglan. It has been stuck onto a board, on the reverse of which has been stuck a poem, 'Lord Raglan visiting Florence Nightingale on the Genoese Hights, Balaklava, May 23 , by 'A.X', published in 'The Examiner'. A small cutting of part of a letter or notice dated 3 March 1856, containing the words 'Florence Nightingale', has been stuck underneath the picture. The artist of the sketch has not been identified (MS 95/3).