CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/44
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date24 January 1915
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding awful weather; its dramatic effects during Uncle's sermon; church cold; another earthquake expected, making the locals nervous; destruction of villages in the Asturias in Northern Spain by another earthquake; the Lake Fucino theory does not hold; 10,000 injured have been brought to Rome; the Anglo-American Home has been placed at their disposal; Dr. Brock and Dr. Bastianelli give their services free, as do the Blue Nuns; Mrs. Gentouse and others are looking after orphans; Mrs. Benton is becoming very self-important in trying to persuade her husband to take on an orphan; her manners are slack and she is not being realistic; he has been ferrying blankets to the quake zone; sheets at the Anglo-American Home are suffering badly; Aunt's arm particularly bad since the earthquake; Dr. Brock's first aid lectures well attended; hopes that they will be successful as he can ill afford the time; dressing of wounds is very important; survivors are still being found; looters abound, and thieves are being blamed for the rumours of another quake; Uncle has received a collection of hymns from Aunt Amy; Frau Wedekind has sent a photograph.
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