CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/397
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date19 September 1920
Extent5 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Metz, to her relatives, regarding great stir at the station in connexion with the exhibition, visit to Mme. Hoffit at Montigny, in the hope of an apartment which turned out not to be available, her husband is mean, he would be better married to Mme. Brunel, visit from the pastor of Thionville whom M. Hoffit dismissed as 'a Frenchman', French method of cutting bread, M. Hoffit intends his gawky son to become a missionary, discovery of mutual acquaintances, difficulties between Protestant and Catholic in the area, and the historical basis for them, intervention of the American Methodist Episcopal Church, and speculation on the outcome, visit to Mme. Brunel, reflection that young married women are never treated as condescendingly as young unmarried women, she is more friendly now that Aunt is with Amelia, Soeur Chernod might accept Amelia as nurse at the Diaconat for a while, which was badly damaged by the Germans and always short of nurses, Aunt could be accepted as a boarder until an apartment is found, Mme. Brunel also proposed hours of freedom to start building up a practice in the town, they want somewhere with central heating as stoves are not fixtures and are expensive to buy, M. Brunel is much nicer than his wife, discovery that there is no place for a nurse at present at the Diaconat, but there is space for two boarders, so Amelia will start to build up her practice, and she may be able to help with Italian patients, 'probably factory hands and masons', who speak no French or German, music is good in the wards for the patients, visit to Mme. Bourguignon who had thanked her for treating her son, village of Rozerieulles, their house is a hovel, description of it, her son's behavioural difficulties dismissed by Amelia, description of an egg-seller, living near the 'grande route' from Paris to Metz built by Napoleon but used now by cars.
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