CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/82
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date29 August 1915
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hotel Beau Site, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France, to her relatives, regarding a meeting with her successor at the organ, a diplomiƩ in piano of the Conservatoire de Paris and very self-assured, but not a good organist: 'she pedalled away as if she were cycling in haste from some terror chasing her'; Amelia began with hints but only full criticism produced the requisite degree of humility, and then she tried gentler methods; she learned quickly then to do the basics; the girl's younger brother found the whole situation most amusing, and was slapped by his sister as a consequence; the girl's aunt is a musical and sensible woman and has persuaded the girl to accept another lesson and more advice; Amelia's preparation for the service surprises the minister; his sermon was good again, with reference to religion and prayer in the trenches; speculation as to the Protestant church in Grenoble; plans for journey; problems with post not forwarded from Italy; Mrs. Campbell's card was returned to her; Mr. Campbell has had influenza and they have had to have a nurse - they are staying near Biggar for the summer; earthquake, but no local damage and apparently no wider effect; there was considerable damage some years ago from one; appalling table manners of their fellow-guests; Amelia is having trouble with her teeth, and intends to see a dentist at Grenoble; lovely walk to the Glacier des Bossons, as Uncle wanted to use his ice axe.
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