CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/403
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date17 October 1920
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Metz, to her relatives, regarding a good rest, unusual to be able to order her own time still, she will expand her practice when she has time but at present their own affairs need her attention, she has been able to treat Mme. Lecourtois so that she can again walk in high-heeled boots, Mme. Juge's sprain is almost better, she has learned 'to appreciate low heels', work on a boy and girl whose schoolwork is affecting their posture, arguments over price but her Jewish husband would not reduce the price of his lingerie, Pastor Hoffet's boy is learning English from her, a more promising-looking child than the one intended for missionary work, choir practice, Mme. Brunel's bad treatment of her daughter which will no doubt lead to the daughter's early marriage, Aunt acting as blower for organ practice in the old church, she will again ask for permisson to play on the big organ, which has an electric blower, Mme. Brunel's treatment of the organist at the Christmas recitals, the choir say that 'they should not be treated either as school-children or the natives of Tahiti', Mme. Brunel asked Amelia to give her daughter a few lessons in massage as she wished to become a masseuse, but Amelia suggested she do the Red Cross nursing course first, Mme. Brunel quarrelled with this, 'The natives of Tahiti all know how to massage without studying the subject', the congregation complain that all their thoughts are on Tahiti and that M. Brunel cannot even read a book, Mme. Christen, wife of the Suchard Chocolate representative, has offered to let them her flat, as they are hoping to move to a villa in Queuleu, description of the flat which is near the Place St. Louis, clean and in good order, appealing to have Swiss landlords who are in their congregation, arrival of their possessions from Rome, not in bad order, intention of using the excellent packing cases for furniture, the food in the hospital is not suiting Aunt as it is too heavy, she needs fruit and vegetables, the Christens' flat is more central and convenient, the things for Aunt Amy, Father and Mrs. Fleming are all off to Edinburgh via Antwerp, and Dowell is to store them, the French Consul in Edinburgh has been advised of their arrival.
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