CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/13
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date3 September 1873
Extent8 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, 8 South Constitution Street, Aberdeen, to Robert Laws, regarding housekeeping; walking to the Links but finding them covered in nets; walking to Docks to watch boat race; walking to the suspension bridge; home to cook rice and fish for supper; description of the beauty of Torry; notes on sermon by Mr.R. on illusiveness of life's promises; notes on talk by Mr. Pittendrigh; despair at discipline in Sunday School; letter from Aleck; burial of a dead goldfish; resignation from Shiprow School; writing letters; teaching at the Ship but evening classes unexpectedly replaced by social evening; no letter from him; letter from Bella and one regarding getting job at Crimond; teasing over letters; walk by the sea; seeing harvest workers from the powder magazine working in Torry; visit to grandfather in Jasmine Terrace; missing Charlie who has gone to the Broch [Fraserburgh]; notes on sermon by Mr. R.; distraction of James Milne in church; Sunday School and Mr. Milne's address; talk with friends about going away; rumours of Robert not returning to Aberdeen for the winter; walk on King Street and admiring harvest moon from Jasmine Terrace; sure that Robert will take up medical missionin Glasgow; Robert's correspondence with Mr. Selbie; his congratulations on her appointment; his access to hospitals; help for his friend Mr. Nicol; querying his possible salary as medical missionary (she thinks it is £40); possibility of his going away for two years.
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