CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/162
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date17 December 1916
Extent1 sheet
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding poor weather; flooding; hopes that the Prati drainage is in better order than it was last year; the Baroness [de Hahn] called to relate some of her Red Cross experiences, making Amelia feel she has had a lucky escape; she moved from hospital to hospital but had to sign under one director to say that she would not work under another, such was the jealousy; a strong contrast with the Red Cross motto; nationalism is also involved, as the Italians do not want foreigners criticising their dirty hospitals; Mrs. Gibson says that in the S. Croce hospital the orderlies cannot even tell the time so do not know when to give medicines; Miss Stewart is again in charge of a ward; story of a boy left to die by an orderly; continued trouble for Aunt with Miss Forster Walker; she has a monthly allowance from her cousin Lady Meath, who is the only one with any influence over her; the hope is that she might provide a maid; her plans change daily but she is very weary; Crozier at Leghorn wishes to become a minister of the United Free Church; Uncle does not want the meeting concerning this to be in February as it will clash with his jubilee; Irving has written out an appreciation; Amelia took two large parcels of dressings and bandages to Mrs. Ashby, whose son is here on holiday but returns to Udine soon; she has written to Miss Telford about the death of her sister, Jane Maclaren, at the age of 87.
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