CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/303
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her parents, Robert and Maggie Laws
Date29 June 1919
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Edinburgh, to her parents, saying that Uncle and Aunt are going to the Free High Church to hear Dr. Simpson, brother of Carnegie Simpson of Cambridge, a possible successor to Uncle, Cairns reports that several people have considered themselves eligible for the position, Dr. Charles Salmond, retired because of failing eyesight, suggesting an exchange of pulpits, Uncle should return for another winter, and might thereafter occupy a Riviera station, theory that British people will stop travelling in Italy anyway, because it is too poor and will never repay British loans, and because the young are no longer studious, 'and one does not know what the girls are going to turn into when the Y.W.C.A. intends, if you please, to have a smoking-room for them!', interested in what young people she might meet in Crieff, 'Bessie Millar is the only one I care to have as a friend', as she has little in common with people of her own age, pleasant day with Dr. Maitland Thomson near Leadburn, at a house called Whim which they were able to visit, visit to Miss Lexie Ross and Adele, now in Randolph Place near the Dean Bridge, Amelia's plans not to rise too early when they go to Crieff, and have a rest from visiting, Aunt Amy spending long evenings with them, visit to Mrs. James Thin, who had a serious accident 'run down by a runaway horse driven by two drunk men', Ainslie is back now and has had a holiday in Crieff as so many people asked him about his imprisonment and it was distressing him, Tom Thin is still in uniform, stationed on an island in the Firth of Forth, but Russell is not, and is going in for chemistry, Ainslie is back to business and Tom is to recommence his studies, they have a new farm at Upper Keith, news of Margaret, Kate, Nancy, and Cathie, and of Mr. and Mrs. George Thin, Mrs. Tom Thin had probably cancer of the stomach, but received very good treatment right to the end, death of Mr. Mackie of Dunfermline, dinner with Professor and Mrs. Hunter Stewart, the Misses Turner have taken a house at Rosslyn, visit to Professor Crum Brown who looks very bright, and remembered days in Pontresina, and showed them his beautiful knitting, Amelia's gifts from Reims useful for Mrs. James Thin and Mrs. Moir, Annie Moir is to be married to a Henry Pattison, who has consumption and is unable to live in Glasgow, where his father is head of the chemical works, news of other Moirs, 'Nora Hunter's marriage has gone back, it seems', another rearrangement of storage, Uncle and Aunt disappointed with Simpson of the Free High and Uncle is to discuss matters with Macdonald Webster, one bedroom to be decorated at Thirlestane Road.
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