CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/89
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date10 October 1915
Extent4 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hotel Suisse, Turin, to her relatives, regarding early departure from Grenoble for the sake of Aunt's health; spending a few days in Turin to shop for basics; the Genoa line has been repaired and they can travel directly to Rome; they have attended the Waldensian church; complaints that Mlle. Delord took advantage of her, but now they are resting; meals were badly organised in the pension and so took longer than necessary; Mlle. Bauget, a former boarder, helps with the girls and is browbeaten; she has a paid job as well and a mother to help at home; Mlle. Delord is out of her depth with housekeeping for so many girls; Amelia and Aunt avoided tea there by making their own Eleska Cocoa; Mlle. Delord's prayers with the children were inappropriate; her discipline is misplaced; the study at Grenoble was good but not the home conditions; the best bit was helping the Russian boarder next door; Aunt helped her to recover her health after the bad food; Amelia taught her how to stand up to Mlle. Delord; her family's future depends chiefly on her success when she returns to Russia; Mlle. Delord is like Mrs. Thin; she almost delayed their departure by interfering with the cab arrangements; account of journey and stop in Chambéry to see the consul; seeing convalescent soldiers loaded on to a train to make way for more wounded arriving; many were Algerian and Moroccan tirailleurs; reactions of locals; many wounded have had to undergo amputations; view of the chateau and gardens; easy journey onwards; misfortunes of some other travellers.
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