CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/106
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date9 January 1916
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding the coming to grief of the Leghorn mission because of breakdown in communication between the personnel; Mr. Scott refusing to visit boats himself and resigning; Dr. Brock, now a Captain in the Italian Army, has gone to Red Cross unit in the north; hopes that he will not be knighted as he and his wife are very ambitious; both nursing sisters have resigned; criticism of Mrs. Brock's self-importance; Roma Bonar from Glasgow is now a probationer at the Policlinico; she will soon be going to the front, though she is not fully trained; Mrs. Irving reports on the bad state of the hospital at Naples, and refusal of Scottish girls to work there; nurses in Rome pestered by students and doctors, owing partly to general reputation of nurses there; nurses elsewhere behaving badly or frightened by the situation; pleas to Princess Doria to help; account of Week of Prayer; poor singing; meetings of Patriotic League and its likely failure; Lieutenant Pender's illness after the Dardanelles; Uncle unusually friendly with him now; Amelia is making toffee for him; she is making hip bandages and gauze pads; Ernesta's good sewing.
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