CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/326
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date15 November 1919
Extent3 sheets + carbon copy
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hopital Mixte, St. Quentin, Aisne, France, to her relatives, announcing that she has finally taken up her first permanent post, the hospital is 'mixte', civilian and military, as there is a garrison, she has not yet arrived but hopes to be there next week, all her papers are in order, confusion over arrangements as usual, cold weather, but it does not keep people indoors much, pleased she has warm clothing as apparently things are quite basic at St. Quentin after the war, visit to Miss Gatliff, war damage to Reims, meeting with Mathieu's sisters at the station with cookies and hot coffee, news of their parents, and of other family problems, his sisters are worried that Mathieu has neurasthenia, visit from Mlle. Guyon and the news from Valence, where 'no pure-minded woman could stay', vermin in the nurses' rooms and bad behaviour on the part of several nurses, the food is also terrible, Mlle. Guyon is looking forward to leaving, Yasik, the Pole, can now move about, Dr. Rigal still has a violent temper, and refused to treat an injured woman until he was paid.
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