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Mary Clare (Georgina Moore)

(1814-1874), Reverend mother

Sitter in 3 portraits

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Florence Nightingale at Scutari. A Mission of Mercy, by Samuel Bellin, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Jerry Barrett - NPG D43044

Florence Nightingale at Scutari. A Mission of Mercy

by Samuel Bellin, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Jerry Barrett
mixed-method engraving, 1858 (1857)
NPG D43044

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Johanna Holmes

17 March 2017, 19:13

Revd. Mother Mary Clare Moore was Superior of the Community of the Sisters of Mercy at Bermondsey, one of the original group of Catholic Sisters who arrived in London from Dublin in November 1839 to establish their first English convent in Augustus Pugin's uncompleted building.(1) On returning to England from the Crimea, Mother Mary Clare returned to Bermondsey, and served as Superior there until her death in December 1874.(2) She remained a friend and correspondent of Florence Nightingale for the remainder of her life.(2)

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