CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/84
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date12 September 1915
Extent2 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, c/o Mlle. Delord, 1 bis Rue Lafayette, Grenoble, Isère, France, to her relatives, regarding postal difficulties; delay in settling at Mlle. Delord's house; she is in charge of the boarding house in connexion with American Methodists; three of her girls are Alsatians and have seen something of the war; the boys of the families are staying nearby; one of the boys has shell wounds; Mlle. Delord is kind to them but best with the little ones; there is also a Russian boarder; visit of some soldiers with the pastor and resultant organ work for Amelia; the Methodist service is much better than the one they attended last week; the church is devoted to the support of soldiers and the building is used for their quiet recreation during the week; she has enjoyed her first week of study; the Italian girls do not work hard and in general the quality of students is disappointing; the professors are not the best, who are at the front, but she likes them; there are four English speakers, and the Englishman amongst them is to go as a missionary to Madagascar; he is not as good at language as he thinks he is and his accent is terrible; the Russians have a low opinion of him; she enjoys the lectures on Molière and on the mediaeval material; Uncle and Aunt like Grenoble and are staying on in the hotel until Uncle's departure around the 24th., when Aunt will move to stay with Amelia.
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