CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/110
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date5 February 1916
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding development of Miss Jazdowska's work for soldiers; Maria's dislike of her; Maria's remarks on Mrs. Brock; Mrs. Brock's talking-up of her husband's position at Udine; Miss Jazdowska's unwelcome interference in Y.M.C.A. work; poor lecture on poultices; influenza in the area; imminent exam; general praise for the lectures and the lecturer; Aunt not well; news of Uncle's club; praise and sympathy for Lady Monson who is in charge of the teas at the Y.M.C.A.; soldiers taking advantage of the facilities; problems with perception of the club as 'religious'; Miss Jazdowska keen not to recruit young women to help [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]; arrival of Mr. Pepper, valet to the American ambassador, at church; his services had been turned down by Dr. Brock because of ill health but he has been serving in the Dardanelles and is well.
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