Box 12-697 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
c/o Miss Marion Robinson
Department of Forestry
Government Office, Ottawa, Ontario
Jul 19 1913
To: Calvin McQuesten
After receiving your letter, I debated on sending a telegram but reading it over thought you would start if you did not hear from me. You see your letter posted on Tuesday did not reach till Friday and my reply could scarcely reach you by Monday so to settle the question I am sending this to Marion Robinson's care. Do not know their street address. On no account come back to pack books. Sorry I ever mentioned the subject.
Edna and I are going home to-day. Mary is staying and Marion Glassco is to come on Monday. You would receive H.'s letters which I sent on to you. Keep them. Tom and I are advising her to take the extra time in London with Mary Taylor, she would gain a better knowledge of how to about [sic] without the party. Then she could take excursion trip to Edinboro. Not necessary to see Ireland.
Excuse hurried letter but have been packing up and day warm. With much love Cal, dear.
Your affectionate mother
M. B. McQuesten
[P.S.] We shall be at home and pleased to see you, if you would enjoy spending a few days with us, but I fancy Lake Joseph is more bracing and entertaining. It is very quiet here, E. says she would pay for a ticket [the word "here" is overwritten by "to Hamilton"] if you like to come. We shall come to Bracebridge as soon as we can go up. M. can go up first.