CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/83
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date5 October 1874
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, Miss Pennycuick's, 26, High Street, Galashiels, to Robert Laws, regarding misdirection of his letter; prospect of work with registers; hoping to attend two evangelistic meetings; prayer meeting for blessing on evangelists at Melrose; addressed by Messrs. Spence and Smith of the Free Church and Mr. Stewart, late School Board clerk, elder at Mr. Pollock's United Presbyterian church; glad that Robert is comfortably situated; glad to hear that there is no more smallpox; many fever cases; a solicitor, Mr. Cramond, to be the new School Board clerk; the evening class to be entirely under her control; quite advanced girls in it, though she has difficulty understanding their accents; noisy chatterboxes; Miss Shillington to help; Maggie whipped a girl for sticking out her tongue; problems establishing discipline in the main school but intending to start with firmness; talking their main fault; good knitting and singing; sewing has been neglected; hoping to have notice before the Inspector's visit to tidy up the sewing; children well clad and all shod, but nowhere to hang their coats at school; having to collect the fees each month; meeting Mr. Cramond's father and brother; talk about butcher meat; no one able to guess she comes from Aberdeen; reluctant to indulge in conversation with Mr. Cramond; request again for clock for the school room; tea with the Milnes on Sunday; walk along the Gala Water and the Tweed; glimpse of Abbotsford and its woods, planted to represent the divisions of Wellington's army at Waterloo; grand sight of sunset on the Eildon Hills.
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