CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/30
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date18 December 1873
Extent6 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, Miss Parks' house, Crimond, to Robert Laws, asking for news of his most poorly patients; confusion over letter to Milnes; enquiring after his parents; correspondence with family; sister knitting stockings for marriage; the story behind sending him a lock of her hair; Dr. Irvine's sermon so good she forgot his complaints about her; Edith singing to her; improvements at work; avoiding an evening at the school house because other guests were there; suffering slight cold; now using the cane 'to break in ... the boys'; invitations to the school house; making white stockings for Edith; sore throat preventing her from singing; more praise for Dr. Irvine's sermons; deaths in and unhealthiness of parish caused by adjacent bog and loch; visit to Auld Jul; failure of Dr. Irvine to visit the poor; not presently teaching the Sabbath School; Robertsons urging toddy for her throat; trying to judge Robert's current mood by staring at his photograph; praying for those lacking shelter in a storm; schoolchildren undaunted by it; losing her hat in the wind; Bella making a cap for him from black velvet; news of Ship Sunday School; thanking for anthems.
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