CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/114
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date27 February 1916
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding Aunt's attack of influenza; Uncle's precautions against catching it; reflections on men's reactions to household events; glycerine expensive and all oily substances being used in gunnery; Y.M.C.A. club failing; Adriatic Mission almost at an end as the Serbian Army is re-equipped; the Brock-Jazdowska friendship [There were Jazdowskis associated with teaching and art in Aberdeen: James Bronislas Jazdowski, son of John, teacher in Aberdeen, graduated from Marischal College in 1856 and according to an annotation of the Search Room student list died in Rome in 1902]; Muriel Brock is to leave school at 15; Dr. Brock does not approve; Muriel is still not well; sight-seeing activities of British troops, to whom free entry to all the museums and excavations has been granted; Aunt's visit to the Y.M.C.A.; church accounts; Uncle's liberal attitude to them; Hall's complaints that Uncle runs the church alone; idea of opening church account at home to avoid currency fluctuations; Uncle's reluctance to see Aunt when she is sick; Mrs. Gibson is Swedish; Mr. Gibson is now vegetarian; Mrs. Gibson suffers; Mrs. Kennedy's testaments are still not sorted out, thanks to the middle man Dr. Mott; joke regarding the government; few casualties in the retreat from Gallipoli; Luzzatti's address to the Patriotic League; problems with the export of coal.
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