CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/70
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date24 June 1874
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, The School House, Crimond, to Robert Laws, thanking him for his letter and being reminded of his letters from Haddington and Lanark in its descriptions of nature; reflections on his hard journey; communications with Dr. Chalmers and Dr. Shepherd; possibility of his working in Livingstonia; asking how long it takes him to write; anxiety over her own poor writing and suggesting he burns all her letters; cold wind aggravating a swelling in her upper jaw; continued ructions between Lonmay and Crimond Robertsons over cousin Emily; Maggie's reluctant consent to visit Lonmay at last, to accompany Etta in picking up Emily; Etta's cunning; Mr. Robertson (Lonmay) showing her round to see the resting place of 'Arabella'; pretty walk to the church; description of church; description of outside of manse; visit to bees and gardens at schoolhouse; sitting with James Robertson; singing Sankey's hymns to the harmonium; pleasant evening and walk home; Etta's sulks; Crimond Robertsons regarded as strict and fussy at Lonmay; ride in a gig with a farmer and visit to his wife and daughters.
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