CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/7
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date8 February 1914
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Bergstrasse 33, Dresden, Germany, to her relatives, regarding weather and coming of spring; singing lesson to stop as organ practice is suffering; problems with combining Italian and German singing methods; a valuable lesson, though she has wasted time and damaged her voice; attempts to describe the two methods; reflections of them in national character; Herr Pfannstiehl her best teacher; Uncle to go to opening of Waldensian Church, though it is not heated, and Mr. Gibson is to attend; Mrs. Fleming does not approve and does not think so large a church should have been built before there was a congregation to fill it; Mrs. Kennedy, an American, has funded it and wished for a large visible sign of her donation, rather than the various funds which Uncle had in mind; Mrs. Kennedy's Scottish husband wanted the whole church to be American; the Committee is in debt, needing another £1,000 for the Aged and Infirm Ministers' Fund and £1,800 for general funds; a mission station should have been closed rather than letting such debt accumulate; problems with both Genoa and Leghorn missions; Miss Rowat has married in Rome, where she was staying with her mother for singing lessons; her husband is 30 years older and 'by guile made her take the step'; delicate girl whose late father was consumptive; Uncle never liked the husband, and the mother never trained her daughter to keep house or judge character; Uncle to have another At Home.
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