CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/18
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date19 April 1914
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Bergstrasse 33, Dresden, Germany, to her relatives, regarding sending her Platinum pen to London to be repaired; Fraulein Albrecht still ill; lesson with Frau Wedekind, now seen as a privilege; Herr Chitz' impromptitude makes arranging lessons difficult; Herr Pfannstiehl's lessons always run over; playing Bach's 'Passacaglia', his most difficult work; preparing for public playing, not so much a problem in church but still distracting; appearance of Miss Olivia Etherington Smith at church to sing; visit of a Mr. Pettie from Pateron & Sons, George Street, Edinburgh (organ makers) asking Herr Pfannstiehl if they may see the organ; he is not polite, and Herr Pfannstiehd refuses to play for him; his criticism of their odd English; her criticism of Scottish musical sensibility and taste; she does not want Mr. Pettie's acquaintance; Herr Pfannstiehl to teach her some harmony, as Herr Chitz's lessons are not going well; Uncle's church crowded on Easter Sunday and Dr. Jowett preached; Mrs. Bell of London and Dr. Scott of Dalziel were at tea and went with Uncle to the Waldensian church; Mr. Walker calls late with Uncle too often; Mrs. Kennedy wants it made clear that the Waldensian church must stand on its own feet - she has already given £12,000.
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