CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/362
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her parents, Robert and Maggie Laws
Date10 May 1920
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Rome, to her parents, announcing that letters have arrived from them at last, after eight weeks, advice on purchase of annuities, which Amelia does not favour, except in special circumstances, the question is what Miss Telford would have liked done with her money, 'It is less what one makes than what one can depend on when unable to make which counts for ultimate value', they should probably wait until they come home and see what the situation is, new law of three years (minimum tenancy) may prevent them from using Thirlstane Road when they return if the Beveridges have extended their lease, Aunt has decided to sell their crystal in Rome rather than risk shipping it, sorry that W.P. Young is returning to the mission, Aunt Amy's selfishness, Aunt will not settle in Scotland as that would be near her, not surprised that her parents like Mr. Livingstone, 'His refined, genial ways are attractive', news of Miss Hart and Dr. E., Mr. Gibson wants care to be taken in the selection of the next minister's wife, mention of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, possibly new missionaries, Mr. Livingstone will have given them some idea of 'the ongoings at home which are ruining the Church in the eyes of the world', young men who have been to war need not think that they are superior to their elders, her parents will be shocked when they come home, marriage of Miss E. Mackenzie to Mr. Watson, comments on the loss of purity and the decision by many women, who have had liberty during the war, not to give it up just to be married, Amelia will not rush into print, she has seen in the disposal of Uncle's library what happens to books, good letter from Mr. Jack.
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