CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/375
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date27 June 1920
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Rome, to her relatives, reporting that the weather is hot again but that they have a departure date, she has made an appointment to see Dr. Fenechal in Paris, the Continental Committee has finally refused the linen, though this may be their mistake, as the Bradfords' possessions took a year to come out from England and the new people might be grateful enough for it, the Bradfords have now bought most of it, Signora Vita is to buy some for her daughter's trousseau, 'a dressed-up doll of 19, whose idea of the future, I fancy, goes no further than the marriage ceremony', Miss Senior will probably take the rest for the Hotel Victoria, Miss Stewart has taken the couch, rocking chair and napkins, the proceeds will pay for the heavy insurance on the goods, the consul has signed the dockets allowing Aunt to remove the goods from Italy, more procedures from customs and from the Office for examination of works of art, visit from Paul Rossi and from Mr. Gibson, who each angled to outstay the other but eventually went off together, farewell visit from Mrs. Bianchi, who has offered to send Amelia books on medical massage, she would like Amelia to go to Sweden some day to learn things there, they are to go to the Medici firm to see the progress on the memorial tablet, the graves in the cemetery are looking well, Signor Piermattei has given them a temporary receipt for the bonds to pay for upkeep in perpetuity, but a permanent one will only come when the Germans and Swiss sort out between them who is controlling the cemetery, Mrs. Benton has set off for America with an Italian woman going with her as governess, who married an American but did not get a municipal licence and so could not join him in New York, except by travelling with Mrs. Benton, engagement of Nadine Bretschneider to a young widower, Signor Tommasi, with a little girl, visit of Baroness von Hahn, visit of Signor Piermattei, Aunt has given Amelia the gold mountings of two long-lost cameos to use as settings for stones given to her by her patients at Valence, and they look lovely.
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