CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/369
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date6 June 1920
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Rome, to her relatives, explaining that she is going to the Waldensian Church this morning and therefore has little time, little news as it has all been packing, hoping that Aunt Amy's keys will arrive soon, there are two trunks of Uncle's clothes for her father, the packers are very good, the senior packer before the war was asked by the Italian ambassador in Norway to pack seven wagon-loads of furniture to go to Russia, and nothing arrived broken, the tablet has been delayed and so cannot be put up in the church before the summer closure, the Davidsons are at Frascati and will then possibly go to Inverness, Mrs. Benton's visit just at dinner time and her lack of manners, death of Deaconess Lawrie's sister at Frascati, aged over 90, Countess Melisuigo had been paralysed for some years, Mrs. Mattoli is hysterical at the thought of Aunt leaving Rome and at the cause, the A.D.F. have written saying that a surgeon has asked for someone suitable for a nursing home he is setting up at Bois Colombes outside Paris, she has sent her certificates but committed herself to nothing, she was pleased to have the offer, it might be an opportunity if she cannot return to Metz, they hope not to spend long in Paris if possible, note from Mrs. Polkinghorne, Florence Polkinghorne is enjoying her studies in London, Dora is at the Florence villa keeping house, Amelia does not care for young Mrs. Trewhella, not Mrs. Polkinghorne's dream daughter-in-law, Maria cannot tolerate Frank Trewhella, kind letter from Mr. Cowan to accompany extract of the Presbytery minute referring to Uncle's work [copy enclosed], letters from Drs. Mott, Bainbridge and Clark of the Christian Endeavour Society, they have been in Slovakia, the Navy and Hungary respectively, visit from Miss Dove, keeping quiet about their date of departure in case they are accompanied by people with whom they do not wish to travel, the custom house examination may be able to be done at the manse, which would save a lot of trouble.
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