CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/5
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date25 January 1914
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Bergstrasse 33, Dresden, Germany, to her relatives, regarding the weather and Aunt walking in the cold; viewing of new rooms on next floor up; not perfect but will be very good; cleaning is irregular and the beds are poor; there are no blankets, only a large quilt inside a bag [a duvet, presumably]; shortage of staff; custom of meals for staff at pensions; the kitten has had a bad fall and may need to be put down; Fraulein Alberti has pushed her voice too far during lessons, and she insisted on consulting a Frau Wedekind to see what could be done; drastic measures as regards limiting practice and lessons; new teacher an American called Fraulein Albrecht, training as an oratorio singer; her parents were against her singing; reluctant to become an opera singer as not her class; she does not like any of the churches in Dresden; Amelia agrees that the English services are poor; Fraulein Albrecht says that the German ones are as bad; too much socialising and too little spirituality; Amelia refusing to have a lesson on Sunday; Uncle's bronchial tubes still very sensitive; he is now in Rome; enclosing letter from Dr. Bonar in which he claims to have heard that Uncle is suffering from appendicitis, double pneumonia and bronchitis; unsuitability of the Bonar boys for missionary work; Lily Boxer's marriage; Edinburgh slow to welcome the Chapman Alexander meetings.
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