CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/1/91
TitleLetter from Maggie Gray to Robert Laws
Date20 November 1874
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Maggie Gray, Mrs. Burrell's, 60, High Street, Galashiels, to Robert Laws, regarding his letter; pause to deal with spilt ink; apologies to landlady; syllabus of his work; hoping for Mr. Anderson's continued improvement; angry at criticism of his neglect of fever patients while priests attend to the Catholic ones assiduously; the shock of the transit of Venus, causing sudden peculiar darkness and surprising her pupils; fights breaking out amongst pupils eager to get near the fire on a rainy day; pupils scared of the Board; encouraging them to behave like little ladies; one girl falling on stone steps; account of transit of Venus; calming them with hymn-singing; confusion in some factories at the sight; drawing a good lesson from their fright; finding prediction of the transit in Stewart's Geography; newspaper accounts only described dense fog over the Firth of Forth; managing private pupils; refusing to do fancywork for him as she is not good at it, and his lady friend might do it for him; Miss Grant arriving to take her to the meeting.
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