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Box 03-211 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her cousin Mrs. Lucia McQuesten
Oct 12 1908
To: Mary Baker McQuesten

To Mrs. I.B. [Isaac Baldwin] McQuesten from Mrs. Lucia McQuesten1

Linen Towel

Probably spun by Sally McQuesten Sister of David McQuesten, Great Granfather [sic] of Mr. T. B. McQuesten, woven by Mrs. Jane Orr Fisher wife of Eben Fisher, cousin of my Grandfather Calvin McQuesten M.D. previous to 1825.

This is the statement made to me T.B. McQuesten by Mrs. Lucia McQuesten this 12th day of Oct. 1908.2

T.B. McQuesten [Thomas Baker McQuesten]

[Included with Box 03-211:]

Box 03-212

Cup and Saucer from J.K. [John Knox] McQuesten.

This belonged to Margaret Fisher wife of David McQuesten who were married in 1786 and probably belonged to her shortly after this date. She was my Great Grandmother.

This statement was made to me by J.K. McQuesten & Lucia his wife on the 12th day of October 1908.3

T. B. McQuesten [Thomas Baker McQuesten]

1 This document has been assigned the date given in the text of the note.

2 These declarations in Box 03-211 & 212 demonstrate the importance that the McQuesten family placed on their personal history and on Whitehern artifacts and archival information, even as early as 1908, sixty years before Whitehern was transferred to the City of Hamilton to be used as a Museum.

3 John Knox McQuesten was the son of Samuel McQuesten, the brother of Dr. Calvin McQuesten. Both Samuel and Calvin were sons of David McQuesten III and Margaret (Fisher) McQuesten, who had nine children (Leona Bean McQuiston 80-82).

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