CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/97
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date5 December 1915
Extent1 sheet
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding visit of the Hendersons of Leghorn; Ernesta has been visiting a soldier in hospital, along with her sister who is kitchenmaid in the house of the secretary to the Embassy; his wife is French and does no housework or childcare; Uncle has been asked by the Continental Committee to straighten matters out at Leghorn; the Hendersons' account shows that Mr. Scott is suffering from personal vanity; he has complained that Miss Cook, a former Salvation Army assistant now working amongst the sailors, was not as submissive as she should be; Mrs. Henderson had begged her husband not to ordain Scott until they would see what he was like, as in the case of Mr. Robertson, ordination turned his wife's head; Mr. Scott now no longer works amongst the sailors but invites the officers to the Bethell by writing a note to their captain; Miss Cook is left to deal with the men; Uncle's job will be difficult; he is writing his annual Bible Society report; Mr. Walker's successor cannot now come and the substitute is a chaplain at the front; Mr. Walker must continue the work from Edinburgh, though he would have been better staying in Rome; he has been offered an assistant minister's post at St. Stephen's but is not suited for it; cold weather followed by the scirocco again; regular music practice; Mr. Green's lessons are good; his moods are very variable; Mrs. Brock has arrived in Udine with three nurses from England.
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