CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/109
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date30 January 1916
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding a lack of developments at Leghorn; Uncle's distress at the resignations there; search for a retired sea captain to take over the work; two Bonar boys are now in the army; visit of Roma Bonar, a very confident girl; arrival of a Miss Gibson who is to 'put in a little nursing' and socialize; Miss Jazdowska's confidence in certain undeserving people [There were Jazdowskis associated with teaching and art in Aberdeen: James Bronislas Jazdowski, son of John, teacher in Aberdeen, graduated from Marischal College in 1856 and according to an annotation of the Search Room student list died in Rome in 1902]; story of a Miss Laidlaw who is pursuing Dr. Ashby; Uncle's involvement in getting access for British soldiers to the Y.M.C.A. and Miss Jazdowska's bullying of him; Lieutenant Pender's departure and his advocation of learning languages; impossible for Uncle to take home leave; further problems with Mrs. Kennedy's testaments; discrimination against Continental ministers at the General Assembly; Mr. Gibson going through Mr. Fotheringham's papers; Mrs. Gibson now tearing up all her old letter in case he does the same to hers; evidence that Mr. Fotheringham was a hypocrite; marriage of Lilianne Prochet to Mr. de Jongh, a Dutch banker; Dora Polkinghorne's distress at not being married at twenty-six; Mr. Russell's remarks on marriage; his sightseeing at the Baths of Diocletian; reception at the Belgian Consulate for Cardinal Mercier; the Cardinal's interest in Scotland; visit of English chaplain to the Pope and his insistence on wearing khaki for it; death of Dr. Macdonald of Markinch.
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