Woolsey, Abby Howland
- Barbara L. Ciccarelli
Woolsey, Abby Howland (16 July 1828–07 April 1893), social worker, educator of nurses, and author, was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of Charles William Woolsey, a merchant, and Jane Eliza Newton. She spent her early years in England, then in Boston, where her father prospered in the sugar-refining business and she attended the Misses Murdock’s School. When, in January 1840, Woolsey’s father died on the sinking steamer ...