CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/191
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date3 June 1917
Extent5 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding Communion Sunday, heavy heat; problems with passports not helped by Uncle's attitude; Aunt's health upset again; Uncle never stands up for her; Mr. Berry at the consulate was against people leaving Italy and Uncle privately agreed with him; Aunt's health was not considered sufficient reason, nor was Amelia's purpose in finding war work in a climate she could work in; Uncle finally became argumentative; mention of the Capitol, which is to become national property, with the German Embassy, church, pastor's house, archaeological school and library to be demolished to reveal the Temple of Jupiter beneath; list of requirements for French passports; the French were more efficient, for the British officials have spent too long in Italy and are almost Italian; possibility that Amelia will be passed to go but not Aunt, as health is no longer sufficient reason; Amelia is still not feeling well; thanks for letters and cheques; Aunt needs to be away; warning not to use accompanying information in any form.
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