CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/113
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date20 February 1916
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding exam, which was on Uncle's 75th. birthday; written and oral exams; revision; exam too easy though course hard; problems with one question; stupidity of some candidates; Dora Polkinghorne missing the exam and wasting time; account of the practical exam; making toffee for Dr. Brock; jokes played on Maria; Maria's attitude to Mrs. Brock and Miss Jazdowska [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]; visit of Mr. Gilfillan from Hawick, naval chaplain in Malta, and his wife, an erstwhile Red Cross nurse; speculations on their marriage; Uncle's attendance at archaeology lectures and the Patriotic League; Mr. Green's sarcasm with regard to local musical efforts; his attitude to local teachers; problems with the organ; determination to have a day's holiday as a result; method for keeping soup warm in an insulated box; death of Sir William Turner in Edinburgh.
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