CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/13
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date15 March 1914
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Bergstrasse 33, Dresden, Germany, to her relatives, thanking for Edinburgh and African letters; Christmas entertainment for staff; illness of Mrs. Heron; Miss MacInnes's trouble with her student lodgers; news of personnel at the Pontresina mission, held at Crieff; Mr. Tait's condemnation of girls who exceed their dress allowance, probably referring to his daughter Dorothy; Amelia put a stop to Dorothy's spending in St. Moritz; advice on allowances to girls; Dorothy will not make a good wife, though it is her aim to marry; Frau Wedekind has retired from the opera and teaches, but only for the hours her children are at school; death of Mr. Minto at Cannes from a chill on the kidneys; Mrs. Minto has never fully recovered from typhoid and will now be free to leave Cannes for lighter duties elsewhere; serious illness of Mrs. Evans with influenza; Uncle working too hard as usual; showing tourists round archaeological sites in Rome as favours to neighbours; weekday meetings in Rome are a waste of time as the tourists have such little time to go to them; Mr. Sutherland is better; he plans to go to Naples with the Munro Gibsons, but will probably find himself arranging everything for them; death of Lorrimers' son in accidental explosion of cartridge; Mme. Poitet has been bothering Uncle about business affairs; Beatrice Genetouse is in a clinic for fistula; eager to leave her husband, a wise step, despite Uncle's advice to the contrary; Uncle to try to find a place for Oscar in Paris; Aunt recommends Horne's Pekoe Buds, a good tea.
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