CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/80
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date22 August 1915
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hotel Beau Site, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France, to her relatives, regarding good sermon on the history of the French Protestant Church; summary of its history and persecution; cold weather; Uncle wants to return to warmer climes; visit to the Plan de Chablettes; Aunt did very well, particularly as her feet were attended to as soon as they returned home; she and Uncle are both very well; Amelia is studying some French summer classes while they are there, connected with the University at Grenoble; the summer school was founded eighteen years ago but is thin this year because of the war; Uncle has agreed that she can move to Grenoble for September to study; he is eager to move because it will be warmer there; he will probably have to go to see various colporteurs in the north of Italy in mid-October; Uncle has been asked by Mr. Falconer to write something for the British Society Quarterly Record on the work done for soldiers in Italy; the pastor has found a replacement for her as organist from the end of August; Uncle has had a letter from Mr. G.B. Barbour, Dr. Barbour's son, who has been working all winter with the Royal Army Medical Corps at Ypr├Ęs; he is to accompany the ambulance unit to Italy; he would have finished at Cambridge last July but that is postponed; letter from Dr. Brock who has been appointed Consulting Physician to the ambulance unit; Dr. Brock is very happy and Mrs. Brock will be delighted as she has been attending courses at the Middlesex Hospital on preparation of rooms and equipment for operations; mention of the engagement of Dorothy Moir and Duncan Macgregor; criticism of war marriages; how many girls are prepared to become the breadwinners if their husbands return crippled or nerve-wrecked?
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