CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/131
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date28 May 1916
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, wishing her father a happy birthday; visit of Professor Bassett, the Dutch secretary, and Dr. Fairweather; Dr. Fairweather was to sail to Naples but the 'Canopic' was delayed Genoa because of submarines; description of him; his sphere of action is Genoa and Leghorn, and anything else is just personal interest; notes on his sermon; Uncle's indecision on a date for leaving; the Lausanne plans have fallen through; the lady at the Grasse military hospital wrote to say that Amelia would find it hard to obtain work of that kind without qualifications; lingères are in demand for tending the linen - she has no objection but Uncle says no; Aunt says she and Amelia will leave early and see what there is at Aix, leaving Uncle behind; an article in the 'Scotsman' says that several Swiss hotels have been taken for returned prisoners of war from Germany and England, selecting those unfit for further service; Miss Forster Walker has arrived safely at Chieti and was met by Baroness Nolli, who would drive her to Ari; Uncle thinks she should be prevented from travelling; Mr. Green's benefit concert went well, and Mrs. Green sang at it; she is not to be envied; Mrs. Brock has now been pestering the Y.M.C.A. at Brindisi herself; Mr. Smart has visited Brindisi and is grateful for Mrs. Brock's offer of help to recruit British ladies for the work; Miss Jazdowska has thwarted this, however [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]; Mr. Smart is now to see Uncle instead, which will give him more work; the Italians have had to retreat in the Trentino with 6,000 prisoners taken, through a muddle.
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