CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/39
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date11 February 1874
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, The School House, Crimond, to Robert Laws, mentioning her worry at his delayed letter; thanking him for its final arrival; trying to write despite the distractions of the Robertson family; apologising for delay in writing as very busy; sewing all day Saturday; visit of the Inspector on Monday; Dr. Irvine present throughout; children dressed and tidy; passes in reading and writing, but not in arithmetic; dissatisfied with his lack of interest in infant class; Inspector not impressed with singing but prepared to accept that it was good; description of Inspector; over-attentive to some of the girls in the class; Robertsons from Lonmay visiting to find out how the inspection went as theirs expected soon; card playing; description of Miss Nicol, teacher at Lonmay, stout and bold; visitors at the school house; she does not socialise with them; writing to Mary; heavy rain; playful children prevent her writing; Robertson's salary increased; party with the Clubs on Sunday; reports of good Shiprow soiree; Jeannie Darling sending her love to Maggie; Mrs. Walker's interest in missions; Dr. Y. [Youngson?] attending Robert's Sabbath assemblies; board at Parks'; question about gases and their effect on patients if they spoil the carpets; asking for news of the 'blessed meeting'; death of a child in the village from croup; worries over diphtheria; [rest in pencil] cold weather; her sister Amy going to school.
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