CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/52
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date14 March 1915
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding Dr. Spiro's worry over departure to Switzerland; Prince von B├╝low's failed mission; Dr. Spiro's undiplomatic criticism of an Italian; duel or murder threatened; panic arises in the German knitting parties where women gossip too much; Dr. Spiro would like Amelia to take his place as organist of the German Church in Rome if he has to leave; Herr Schubert, the pastor, would be won over; the hour of the service would be moved so that she could also attend her own church; Uncle, however, has forbidden it; the panic has blown over anyway and Dr. Spiro still remains; Mr. Tipple's boy is devoted to Dr. Spiro and to his studies, a surprise to all; no Methodist services in Rome because few visitors; panic amongst British and Americans later in the week and a rush for passports; consulates and embassies helping as many as possible to leave to cut down potential future problems; Italy still divided on action, with different factions supporting different courses; Maria feels they are still waiting for better weather; Germany has sent barrels to Tripoli with beer at each end and French muskets in the middle; prices still rising in Italy; easy oral exam for first aid; written exam too detailed for the time given so had to be marked accordingly; preparations either for repatriation or for house arrest, following Baroness von Hahn's advice to Uncle; another earthquake.
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