CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/29
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date12 December 1873
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, Miss Parks' house, Crimond, to Robert Laws, mentioning Robertson being particularly watchful as she teaches; tea at school house; mending a book of nursery rhymes; closeness with Robertson family; teaching both Anne and Christina Park; Robertson criticising her teaching of sewing and remarking that she had not been a pupil-teacher; he mentioning that pupils would leave because she could not teach music; dealing with a boy hit by a stone; Robertson's inability to deal with the matter; bundle of letters arriving for her; Robertson beginning to trust her again and giving her older boys to teach; keeping house for the Parks while they saw to the threshing of their corn (being done by machine which went round eight crofts in a day); dance afterwards; Parks making a wedding dress; gossip about enlarging the school; music from a flutina and a concertina; pleasant evening at school house. First page possibly missing.
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