CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/115
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date5 March 1916
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding Aunt's continued illness and bad cough; Uncle annoyed that an At Home was poorly attended; his visit to Mr. Audiger, an American, whose wife despises the Roman social circle and prefers art and music; Uncle liked them; Ernesta has done well this week; Aunt is disinclined to relax and trust servants to deal with the household; Amelia has transferred some household duties to Ernesta without any problems; she is reliable and punctual; Aunt is now less worried; the old should delegate more to the young and not cling on to power, expecting everything to be done by the young when they are past learning; Florence Polkinghorne is studying hard; Dr. Brock has informed Amelia that she has passed her nursing exam; he enjoyed the toffee she made; Uncle has overseen the dying hours of the soldiers' club; Miss Jazdowska has been bullying Uncle over it, but is now throwing it up [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]; the whole religious divide has been at the root of its failure; the Adriatic Mission has now accomplished its purpose anyway and the soldiers will be disbanded; the Serbian army has been brought together and re-equipped; thanks for letters; Aunt Amy has a conceited neighbour; visit of Mrs. Fenwick and her musical interests; Aunt's improvement.
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