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Box 12-001 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother Mary Baker McQuesten
May 23 1912 Thursday [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten Bracebridge, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern'

Dearest Calvin,

So glad to hear this morning that your furniture is safely housed and every thing going on so finely. A fine morning here for Hilda to start, but fearfully warm now. However we cannot complain. By-the-way, [?] has no felt sent for blue carpets and the "Crex" rug in little room does not need it they said. We did not get a wicker, all here were so expensive. I think $6 was the cheapest, no place underneath, unless we get the shelf place underneath, [I] would not take any. Later on they may be reduced. If the ones you described at 5.75 are at all what you want they are cheap. I am enclosing a memorandum card for Hilda, whatever is forgotten don't forget Miss Gentle's sheet. Hilda will tell you any news and our trials with books. But we are now pretty well settled, only poor Tom has the books before him. But there is no worry, now they are out of ware house, 23 boxes.

Well, must close, quite busy with a woman cleaning. With much to you both.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

[P.S.] There is only one steamer to run on Monday, tell Hilda. [Enclosure Card] Miss Siegel, 55 West 92 St. [Enclosure Note] Mrs. Gentle's sheet? Mr. Gentle's key? 6 dozen curtain pins. Curtain rods in dining room also rod bet. folding doors. Be careful of window-pane in drawer with lace curtains.

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