CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/36
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date28 November 1914
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding the institution of two Sunday services, postponed to December because of the lack of visitors; some American tourists have been turned out of Germany at short notice; Misses Hope and Misses Fraser have arrived and the Rossis have returned; Mr. Conklin has left for duty in Paris; he is happy to leave his demanding womenfolk; he hopes to help the refugees; he will be useful to his friend Mr. Herrick, the American Ambassador; Mrs. Conklin should try to be more worthy of him; Mr. Burns is still waiting to go to fight; he is now the director of Singer & Co. for Italy; the company has granted free hire of its sewing machines to refugees, though Italian companies have done nothing of the kind; Aunt is very tired and in great pain, and Amelia is massaging her arm again; difficult to get good servants as few come into Rome, not expecting visitors this winter; Margherita's luggage is considerable, as she does not trust her mother with it at home; Mr. Erickson preaching on the challenge of Islam to the Christian church; praise for his worthiness; Dr. Spiro's lessons are good; the Voice is not to be printed this year for lack of funds; thanking Aunt Amy for news; Italy intends to go to war in the spring when it is a little warmer; Maria is sending provisions to Germany and Austria via Switzerland.
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