CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/72
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
DateJune - July 1874
Extent5 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, The School House, Crimond, to Robert Laws, regarding visit from Lonmay Robertsons; visit to Auld Jul and Mrs. Watson in order to leave both Mrs. Robertsons time to talk; Molly Robertson accompanying Emily to Aberdeen to take advantage of the Wapenshaw ticket; hearing Moody and Sankey; effect of the music on Molly and her steps to conversion; Messrs. Robertson's reflections on the Lonmay Communion service; Mr. Leask of Lonmay to preach in Crimond; not yet ordained there; he and Charlie were classmates; sermons by Leask and Dr. Irvine, and no Sunday School; choir augmented by Miss Chubb and Miss Querrie; Etta sets out for Ballater but returns as the weather is too bad for her to reach the station and she takes ill; eggs for breakfast 'foosted' and inedible, supposedly from feeding too much potato to the chickens; Mr. Robertson, Edith and Etta set out again for Ballater; difficulty in buying the right shade of worsted for crocheting; swallow caught in drawing room - considered lucky; delight in a little bird with a yellow breast; William to send a cabinet with a marble top from Fraserburgh; Etta's travel arrangements with various relatives, including a phaeton at the station; the Boyds, friends of the Robertsons, are visiting a minister at Alloa; their father is a stockbroker and their mother a compulsive shopper; reference to her piece of religious verse (enclosed, and dated 19 June 1874); Mr. Robertson's amusement at a pious young couple on the train; deaths of Mrs. Hall in Oldmeldrum and of 'Dalhousie'; health of his parents.
19 June and 4 July 1874
Access StatusOpen
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