CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/182
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date7 April 1917
Extent1 sheet
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding wet weather; poor attendance at Easter services; news that the Bristol at Aix is still open and under the same management; Mme. Lacuffer has written to decline her services; Amelia will now write to Dr. Jacod to find out where she might be useful; frontier difficulties seem likely; Mr. Dunbar is supplying Genoa and has asked for Uncle's help in arranging travel, though whether the difficulties are in travelling to France or in proceeding to England is unclear; France is unwilling to have extra mouths to feed; she has been preparing anatomical drawings for Bordes who wishes to continue his own treatment; Mrs. Polkinghorne's foot is still doing well; Aunt and Amelia go to see the 'Christus' film, for the Eastern views and to see why Mrs. Benton felt it had done her more good than a lifetime of sermons; the Passion was too realistic and the audience were not reverent; they liked the views of the Nile, Pyramids etc.; Hale Benton and the accountant were invited to tea, but the accountant was delayed and Mrs. Benton and child came instead; Hale is never allowed out on his own; visit to the Augusteo again to hear Bossi's Solomon's Song of Songs, with a modern treatment; good performance of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater; sympathy letter to Mrs. Grant; thanks for letters; pleased to hear that John Geddes is safe and well.
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