CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/111
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date13 February 1916
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, reporting that Mr. Fotheringham's affairs are now all in order; the consul is much relieved; death of Mr. Yorston's son; illness of Mrs. Heron; criticism of her choice of husband and neglect of her child; Mr. Burns is suffering from influenza and worry over his useless wife; sarcastic comments on the illness of the Contessa Campello, née Grace Filder; death of the Count; Mr. Gibson's refusal to have bandaging practised on him; his disgust at his wife learning nursing would not be so strong if he were ill himself; problems with visit of Mr. and Mrs. Serpell from Naples, who vex Mr. Gibson so much that he fled from church forgetting his hat; soldiers' club is now the 'canteen'; Uncle's annoyance at Miss Jazdowska's high-handedness there [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]; various practical problems at the Y.M.C.A., including one volunteer who refuses to wash dishes; dispute over card-playing; sympathy for new unit of men forced to suffer Italian food; prices of various foodstuffs.
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