CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/361
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date9 May 1920
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives regarding busy day, Mr. Irving preaching, after a bad journey north, 'Italy is in the hands of the mob', is his opinion, riots at Viareggio, which disrupted all the trains, no telegrams can be sent, message however from the Continental Committee who have agreed to take the furniture at the manse, Uncle's account has also received his quarter's pay and Aunt has been given a grant of one year's retirement allowance, in consideration of her service, Aunt's annual income will be around £40, Amelia does not understand how Uncle could have let her pay her own way all those years, while she was looking after him, she will not benefit from his 50 years' payments into the Widows' Fund, the new stipend will be more than Uncle received, Amelia will not make the mistake of doing all for nothing, nice letter received from Mlle. Salomon who has learned that Amelia's papers are at the War Office with a special recommendation to send her back to Metz, Aunt will need a long rest, she hopes to work for a little money, but Amelia will see what salary she is offered first, English Baptist minister Mr. Bradford has taken some more books and Mrs. Bradford has chosen some small pieces of furniture, she would have liked others but they are now taken by the Committee, Cordano has been very kind, he has arranged for Loescher to choose some archaeological books, Mrs. Benton would like a few kitchen things, they are poor things and not worth selling, so Maria will receive most of them, the memorial tablet is suffering hindrances.
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