CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/51
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date31 March 1874
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, The School House, Crimond, to Robert Laws, visit of Etta's cousin from Lonmay; meeting of Parochial Board in dining room; Etta's visit to Fraserburgh; Etta tired but servant not so; making her bed for exercise; Etta insisting on her urgent help in French which turned out not to be urgent; Mrs. Henderson's visit prevented by the weather; walking with Etta and then helping her with her French; Dr. Irvine calling on business; Mr. J. Robertson not visiting though he has arrived from Aberdeen; long letter to Bella about Robert's work; appreciation of Dr. Irvine's sermon; no Sunday School because of kirk session meeting; trying to teach the catechism at school with some success; interruptions in writing; two pupils ill - related to lately-deceased bellman, whose widow feels something should have been done for the family in time of sickness; Mr. Robertson obtaining some money for them; problems with sewing pattern; stirring gruel for Mrs. Robertson; encouraging Mr. Robertson to relieve her of the brighter pupils; overcrowded classroom too hot on sunny days (49 pupils when all are there); difficulties opening the windows and Mr. Robertson cannot help, having hurt his ankle; Mr. Robertson finally taking some of her older pupils to his side of the school as some of his older ones leave; Robert's plans to come north; letter from his father; another Presbytery exam; asking after him and his parents; letter from Mary; Amy busy with lessons; death of a brother of Mr. Robertson but no mourning observed; Mrs. Robertson upset; reference to a problem with church matters in Aberdeen; Mrs. Bisset still ill; Mr. Eaton to visit Germany as it is becoming fashionable for students to spend a session on the continent; James, Miss Soutar and Bella attending evangelical meetings in Edzell; James assisting Mr. Nixon in Montrose with preaching; Mr. Philip in Fordoun is organising a series of evangelical meetings; letters regarding Revival Movement in the Glasgow Herald; Mr. Robertson's feelings on the need for revival - and for Moody and Sankey - in Crimond.
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