CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/342
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date14 February 1920
Extent3 sheets + carbon copy
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Metz, to her relatives, explaining that she will not write for long tonight as daylight saving begins so there will be less sleep tonight, Mlle. Stoufflet and three nurses have gone to a ball at the officers' club, Mlle. Malivoire has gone in a borrowed dress as she has spilt a bottle of ink on her turquoise blue crepe-de-chine ball dress, which will mean dyeing it navy, 'Mlle. Salomon leaves tomorrow to meet her father at Strasbourg where he was born and which he left in '70 vowing he would see it again only if in French possession', her place is to be taken by Mme. Leroy, 'Her name betrays her faith and when I asked her if she were Catholic - to let her know the hour of Mass - she replied with a curious combination of dignity and hesitation, "I am an Israelite"', Amelia likes her, a good week, Mlle. Guyard's brother came to see her before going to Constantinople and the food was therefore better, rumours of closure of the hospital, rumours of a ward being freed for mecanotherapie, it might all be restored to the way the German designers intended, as the result of one doctor leaving and peace therefore being restored amongst the doctors, she hopes she might therefore be moved to the surgical side and her own position clarified and improved, the surgical side would also mean remaining with the military administration, the temporary and Red Cross nurses will all disappear, she hopes she will therefore be independent of them all, no present trouble with Mlle. Stoufflet, except for a quarrel over massaging a friend of hers who has been kicked by a horse.
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