CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/399
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date26 September 1920
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Metz, to her relatives, remarking on delay in post from Africa, address of the Diaconat, it will be a place to stay that will have both good points and bad points, it is easier to get out of working with Roman Catholics than with Protestants, Mme. Brunel was unhappy that Amelia was unwilling to go out in the evenings, the Deaconesses had better not ask her to participate in mediocre music, Mme. Brunel is shocked that Amelia has played in Roman Catholic hospital chapels, Mme. Lentz says that Mme. Brunel has to learn to live in the world, M. Brunel attacks Roman Catholicism from the pulpit, which Uncle never did, Mme. Lentz is more liberal and mixes freely with both sides without changing herself, Amelia's admiration for the Superior of the Sisters of St. Vincent in town, her experiences of nursing, German use of morphia at the front, text of her new newspaper advert, though she will mostly be dependent on recommendations, she has a possible patient, Mme. Christen, just returned from Baden in Switzerland and in need of two or three months of massage, there is no other masseuse in Metz and some women object to being treated by a masseur, Mme. B's granddaughter Nadine is married, she spent her honeymoon at the Venice Exhibition, letter from Frau Pfannstiehl, back from a successful tour of Sweden with the Kreuzkirche choir, Luisa is married and the two youngest children are in school in Stockholm, letter from Herr von Benzon, who acted as interpreter for the Americans and cared for Russians and English at Salzwedel, terrible conditions in Germany, constituents of the rationed bread there.
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