CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/34
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date10 January 1874
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, Miss Parks' house, Crimond, to Robert Laws, thanking him for his letter; meeting with her grandfather who thinks he upset Robert in some way; grandfather's religious struggles; problems with Parks wanting her to attend to her own room but offering to make her dinner on school days; her refusal as she thinks they do not feed her enough; no fire one day; Jessie Park a virago; no tea as reluctant to go into the kitchen when someone else was there; eating an Aberdeen biscuit before going to visit Edith; pleasant evening knitting; Saturday spent cleaning room and preparing school work; making dinner for two days but finding it annoying that people keep dropping in while she is cooking; going to buy eggs; visit to school house; taking Fraserburgh salts from the Robertsons for some pain in her mouth; complaints about the fire at Parks'; bad night's sleep; Dr. Irvine's excellent sermon on liberality; parishioners remarking that neither he nor his family is liberal; dinner at the school house on turkey, and no choir practice as church too damp; Robertsons astonished that she has no fire on a Sabbath morning; keen to see her in better lodgings; late rising and bad weather; purchase of caps for him and Bella making hers.
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