CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/107
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date16 January 1916
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding illness of Mrs. Bragg and its crisis; criticism of religious morality of the Blue Nuns nursing her; Mr. Bragg is relying on Uncle for everything; mismanagement of her illness; difficulties with German ownership of cemetery; deciding on a course of nursing, either at the Policlinico or with the Blue Nuns; religious divisions between the Red Cross and the Roman Catholics; eventual choice of Blue Nuns' course to set an example; Mrs. Gibson is also to attend; refusing to allow men to be tyrants; Maria's stepson is now out of the military asylum after jealousy drove him temporarily mad; Amelia thinks him a coward; problems with desertion; Dora Polkinghorne is on a nursing course and her sister Florence is to do medicine at Bedford College, London; her enthusiasm for the prospect; Mrs. Brock prominent at lecture; Dr. Brock ill but still working; Mrs. Brock complaining that Udine is rough; Brocks are perhaps hoping for an appointment at Palermo Hospital for British soldiers; Muriel is not well, though she has only been in Italy for three weeks; Mr. Young was grateful for his visit; Mrs. Barbour is in Florence with her son; Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are to move to the country in Scotland from Glasgow for his health; Uncle Alex's board in Aberdeen is to go up; Mr. Gibson fails to recognise Uncle's achievements in Naples; tactless discussion of Uncle's successor, possibly Mr. Blake; thanks to Aunt Amy for sermon; joke over an onion with Maria.
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