CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/352
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her parents, Robert and Maggie Laws
Date22 March 1920
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Rome, to her parents, Robert and Maggie Laws, saying that Aunt Amy is insisting on knowing what Aunt and Amelia are to do when they leave Rome, people expect them to return to Scotland, France, however, is 'distinctly the sphere of unostentatious mission work I am fitted for', Aunt Amy will be shocked to find she cannot move in with them, Aunt needs a good long rest, 'It does not seem to occur to people that though unmarried we have the right to choose where our future is to be spent', letters have come again from Metz asking her to return, the military cannot employ a civilian, so she has to go back as an A.D.F. but is asking to be paid, her massage cases are being treated by 'an incapable nurse', gift of £50 from Mrs. Fleming for their expenses in Rome, it has eased Aunt's mind particularly, wondering if Dr. Elmslie is again to take the place of her parents in Livingstonia during their furlough, he has been away for a long time and will not know how the war has affected the mission, wondering if they will return with Mr. Livingstone, letter from Mr. Beveridge, tenant of their house in Edinburgh, who would like to buy the flat for his family as he has been appointed a missionary to the Gold Coast, the agent does not think highly of him and is unconvinced of his plans, she has said that her parents' plans are at the moment uncertain anyway, in present conditions they may be glad to move back into the flat, she no longer wishes to be dependent on them, she does not wish to live in Scotland and would be unqualified for any work there, they are keeping two bookcases, 'beauties of original Canadian forest-wood', and an inlaid table, and 'the best pictures, silver, cutlery and glass belonging to Grandma will be kept in store till they can be shipped in safety'.
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