CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/56
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date9 April 1915
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding Fenisia's chill; her own contraction of the cold; Fenisia wanted to send for her mother; Maria disparaging; trying to limit Fenisia's unquenchable appetite; Amelia unable to sing and taking the chance to write instead to the Dresden organ builder explaining problems in Rome; Aunt tired by extra work; discovery of a little owl in the garden, possibly tame; another earthquake; Avezzano the centre again; visit from Miss Alma Luzzi; criticism of her talk and outfit; present fashion for transparent blouses indecent; visit to the zoological gardens at the Villa Borghese; diet not as good as for the animals in the N├╝rnberg Zoo; the animals looked miserable; tonic of codliver oil and iron for them; no running water; jokes about war bread for animals; the hippo was from Nyasa; criticism of mother beside the hippo enclosure; Mr. Green a poor substitute for Dr. Spiro; his choir is a paid one, as no American will give voluntary service; problems with choir members; Aunt and Uncle are now suffering from Fenisia's cold; white bread still available.
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