CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/151
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relations
Date8 October 1916
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hotel Terminus, Chambéry, Savoie, to her relations, regarding busy week; Uncle's departure; meeting with Mr. Henderson of Leghorn, who has brought out Mrs. Crozier and her baby; Uncle thinks he deserves a medal for the task; the child was upset by the journey; the train passed through Leghorn where Mr. Henderson and the Croziers were met; Mrs. Laing and Mrs. Lewis Davidson were at the station at Genoa to see Uncle; they intend to go to Rome in the spring; Luzzi is in Rome and his daughter is back at the Policlinico; Blake and his party are expected in Florence at the end of October; Uncle wrote to Aunt and Amelia the evening he arrived - he said he had made no visits as yet; preparations for their journey; Plégat (ex-patient?) went with Aunt and Amelia to visit Le Goff again in the military hospital; he is upset by his attack of dysentery and by the dying man in the next bed; the dying man appears to have syphilis, which upsets the other patients - he was infected five years ago but married three years ago and has infected his wife and children; it is time medical prevention was enforced but men shield themselves; she is upset that such a man should be able to greet his family when good men have been killed; she took Plégat and his wife and Noury to Les Charmettes - she had to call for Noury as no soldier is allowed out of the Depot des Convalescents without someone to accompany them; Havet, another of her patients (nicknamed Ave Maria), was arrested for drunkenness; he had previously proposed to Amelia when drunk; many of them were rather over-affectionate after a day out; Meuris was noted for his practical jokes and witticisms; description of Les Charmettes and its links with Rousseau; she has heard reports that all is going well in the hospital in her absence; Miss Burnet enjoys putting down the nurses' jealousies; Le Goff has improved and they have taken him honey, a cake and some other gifts; description of him.
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