CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/271
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date1 December 1918
Extent2 sheets + carbon copy
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Valence, to her relatives, regarding fine weather; little news; busy since the newcomers arrived; waiting for the doctor is bad for Mme. Soureillat's nerves, as her husband, otherwise very pleasant, demands his meals on time; it does her own character no good; when he complained to Amelia she laughed, which horrified him; she said he should be more considerate where his wife's duties were concerned; Amelia stands in for her next day; men are selfish in their demands from women, but do not repay their obligations; Mme. Soureillat is pleased with her nursing and says that the doctor is also pleased with her, a rare compliment from him; he has asked her to come and play his piano, a good one, if she wishes, but she does not like his wife and so has declined; their two little girls, aged 4 and 2, distributed white wine to the patients one evening; they are quite precocious; there was then an invitation for Amelia and Mme. Soureillat to go to spend the evening with them, so that Amelia could play Beethoven, and they could not refuse; M. Fayet, the sergeant who calls the roll at the annexe, has secured the loan of a volume of French songs with the promise of more, which will delight the patients; she has also been invited to play on the cure M. Renaud's grand piano and on the organ at St. Jean; departure of Liénart and Tréhart; present of butter from Hergaux.
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