CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/74
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date25 July 1915
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hotel Beau Site, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France, to her relatives, regarding journey to Chamonix; joined by Miss Forster Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Piggott; the Piggotts are to go to England; Selby Brock is on sick leave; Mrs. Brock has spoken favourably of his wife but this might be policy, and Dr. Brock has not been so generous; she is a judge's daughter but a Wesleyan, which does not suit the Brocks; Miss Forster Walker had 12 valises and bags; Uncle wishes to die before he becomes like her; the French are calm and brave in facing another year of war; settling Miss Forster Walker into a coupe-lit with their own 2nd. Class compartment next door; Uncle glad that he was not travelling with them; Miss Forster Walker had sewn her passport into her dress and it had to be unpicked; an extra tax at Turin annoyed her; copious paperwork on the journey; Miss Forster Walker's patriotic habits; her insistence on having all her bags with her instead of in the van; they include an empty cardboard box and an empty Huntley & Palmer biscuit tin; she has beautiful faith but it can be irritating applied to railway and boat timetables; boat trip over the Lac de Bourget to the Abbey of Hautecombe, the private property of the King of Italy; beautiful place, inhabited by Capuchins; Aix is very pleasant though war is having its effects; Annecy is in the neutral zone because it is under the protection of Switzerland; the French Evangelical Service is sustained there by the Geneva Committee; she is already helping as organist; Professor Allier, Professor of Theology in Paris, is to take the services in August; the hotel is well-situated; already they are benefiting from the change of air; the milk is delicious; awaiting the arrival of Uncle.
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