CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/428
TitleLetter to Amelia Nyasa Laws from Mary Gray
Date18 January 1918
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter to Amelia Nyasa Laws (Petite) from Mary Gray, her aunt, 7, Via Venti Settembre, Rome, regarding departure of some of Miss Jazdowska's furniture from the flat downstairs [There were Jazdowskis associated with teaching and art in Aberdeen: James Bronislas Jazdowski, son of John, teacher in Aberdeen, graduated from Marischal College in 1856 and according to an annotation of the Search Room student list died in Rome in 1902], she has said that she wishes to sell all her furniture on behalf of the Poles, Uncle must remind her that he requires notice of her quitting the flat, he has not renewed the lease so has nothing to prove it to her, Hale will sort out the finances, Uncle is scared of Miss Jazdowska, she may leave at any time for she is not well and the charities in which she has been working are unstable, news of Mr. Berry from Mr. Scott, the trains are crowded at present, partly because of the congress in Paris, ingratitude of Miss Smith over scarf, Mr. Smith is now fawning on Uncle, and has piles again, Miss Jazdowska has refused to give notice as she does not know when she is leaving, however Uncle has her deposit, she may be thinking about having her eye operation in Switzerland, debate over replacing her as a tenant, as church matters are uncertain, debate over Uncle's attendance at the Assembly, further arguments about the congregational meeting, not possible to follow all the rules of the United Free Church on the continent where there were few real church members, Uncle is upset and is to consult Principal Henderson (Archie), odd letter from Gibson, wishing that Uncle had retired at his jubilee when there was so much good will towards him, they cannot return to Scotland and live with Aunt Amy, arrival of books from Mrs. Daly, 'The Life of Dr. Elsie Inglis', by Lady Frances Balfour, for Amelia, and 'Windyridge - a new Cranford' for Aunt, Brocks' departure for London, another note from Gibson insisting that the prayers and sermon are cut short to make way for the music which he chooses and plays, these notes come every week and are more than Uncle should have to put up with, Gibson's urging Uncle to criticise Mrs. Rowat for having a new dress, anxious that they are asking the congregation again for money when the manse could bring in more.
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