CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/372
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date13 June 1920
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Rome, to her relatives, reporting that it has been cooler this week, they are making progress but will not be able to leave before the end of the month, Uncle's clothes and Aunt Amy's trunks are now completed, visit from the Bentons regarding a painting, church affairs are as usual to fall on Aunt and Amelia, Mr. Webster has thanked Hale for his accounts and projected expenditure, both Amelia's work, Hale now wants her to bring the accounts up to date, she feels like a candlewick burning out for others, arrangements to do with expenses for the S. Prisca excavations, the money to Mr. Wanamaker and the plans to Professor Lanciani, hoping that Uncle's work on the project will not go to waste, human nature is useless in dealing with administration, Hale wriggles out of all the finicky little jobs that need to be done, both Hale and Gibson want a new minister who will do everything and not expect any help from them, Mr. Gibson had heard the names of a shortlist but could not remember them, to Aunt's annoyance, visit from Florence Polkinghorne, greatly changed for the better, she is eager to take Dora home to England as she is becoming neurasthenic, over-coddled and afraid to do things on her own, Florence wants to get her away from her mother, Florence is very independent and is doing well in her studies, hoping to have her own small school on Montessori lines in Italy.
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