CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/75
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date1 August 1915
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hotel Beau Site, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France, to her relatives, with an account of the service they have just attended, which went smoothly despite the pastor's lack of preparation; Mr. Erickson in Rome had said that organists are a great trial to ministers, but the case is mutual; Episcopal services must be a particular trial; the sermon was on the subject of the women of France sacrificing for their country; Uncle has arrived safely and in good weather; the air is good, though not as good as at Pontresina; food is excellent and prices are low this year; very few hotels are open; the fellow guests are French, Serbian and English; Aunt is sleeping very well; now that they are recovered she would like more occupation, but she has plenty of writing to catch up on; Amelia is taking lots of photographs, even though it is supposed to be forbidden and she could get no film from England for her own camera - she is using Uncle's; Uncle's is too small for really artistic work; Uncle had a straightforward but crowded journey; Mr. Walker called on him the night before he left and stayed too long, to Maria's annoyance; Uncle and Walker have fallen out over the quality of the paper used in printing the Gospels; Frank Polkinghorne is now in charge of dealing with the printer as Trewhella has enlisted.
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