Mary Seacole

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Mary Seacole
Seacole - Challen.jpg
A portrait o Seacole, c. 1869, bi Albert Charles Challen.[1][2]
BornMary Jane Grant
1805
Kingston, Jamaica
Died14 Mey 1881 (aged 75)
Paddington, Lunnon, Ingland
Ither namesMither Seacole
CitizenshipBreetish
Thriftnurse, hotelier, boardin hoose keeper, author, warld traiveller
Kent forAssistance tae sick an woundit militar personnel in Crimean War
HonoursOrder o Merit (Jamaica)

Mary Jane Seacole OM (née Grant;[3][4] 1805 – 14 Mey 1881) wis a Jamaican business wumman an nurse wha set up the British Hotel behind the lines in the Crimean War.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Portrait of Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant), by Albert Charles Challen, c.1869, National Portrait Gallery; Lost portrait of Mary Seacole discovered, National Portrait Gallery, published 10 January 2005.
  2. NPG Collection
  3. "Mixed Historical Figures". MixedFolks. 2003. Retrieved 30 March 2008.
  4. Elizabeth Anionwu (2006). "About Mary Seacole". Thames Valley University. Retrieved 30 March 2008.