CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/209
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date20 October 1917
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding returning to normal methods of writing letters with no need for copying them; she has been copying out the translation of all the autographs in her album [see MS 3290/2/206]; she is impressed by the general grace of form from uneducated men; the French do such things well; details of the plot to keep it secret from her; their final preparations for departure from Chambéry; Aunt liked the nuns at the hospital; the doctors' certificates were a surprise but a welcome one; Dr. Michaud was a very gentlemanly doctor; she is to have a much greater say in the men's treatment when she returns; train crowded with French soldiers as far as Modane; everything was opened and searched and papers examined, but there was good organisation and plenty of time was allowed for it; she is 'no longer afraid of men' so had the nerve to ask the customs officer to help her repack her trunk; onward journey with four English sailors and later a wounded Italian; very crowded sleeping conditions; suspicious activities of an Italian officer, who may have been trying to thieve from the compartment; they were late arriving in Rome; Uncle is well but looks pale; Maria and Ernesta arrived on time; the first service of the season was well-attended; Uncle has been visiting all summer and plans visits for every day; Aunt tried to postpone Mrs. Campanella's visit to the next At Home, but Uncle then tried to organise one much sooner than they expected; Uncle advises her to save her strength but then expects her to do too much; thanks to Aunt Amy for card to Aunt.
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