CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/309
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her parents, Robert and Maggie Laws
Date10 August 1919
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Aviemore, Crieff, to her parents, on her 33rd. birthday, wondering where she will be on the next one, she is now deputising for the organist at the North U.F. Church during his holiday, busy with practising, Mr. Turner of the South Church is supporting her but has every confidence in her, good congregational singing, Mr. Alexander, baker, is the chief personage of the choir, encounter with him, Mr. Lindsay of Perth is standing in for the minister Mr. Ferguson, whose wife is Lois, the daughter of Dr. Hastings of Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Uncle has put up with Aunt Amy for so long this holiday that he says he never will again, 'she will be very happy when she can eat pretty things instead of substantial things', her imaginative powers are like 'uncontrolled thistledown', visit to Ardoch camp (by motor, cheaper than two horse-cab for four people), very interesting and a lovely day, visit by Mr. and Mrs. Somerville and their daughter Grace, and tricked into helping another daughter with her piano playing, she does not like having to give people musical information in a digested form when they could learn it for themselves as she has, Uncle and Aunt at tea with the Somervilles and Dr. and Mrs. Ross, and Dr. and Miss Wells of Glasgow, news of Maida Barbour's engagement to Mr. Macgregor of Manchester, brother of Macgregor of Perth, met when Maida a V.A.D., Dr. Frieland Barbour has married a wife popular with his family.
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