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W-MCP2-4.019 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his sister Ruby
Mar 15 1904 Tuesday afternoon [date estimated]
To: Thomas B. McQuesten 41 Isabella St. Toronto, Ontario
From: Ottawa Ladies' College

My dear Tim [Tom],

Just a note before hurrying out. It seems an age since I'd written a line and as I know you are too busy to think of anything but exams, it seems as if it were my part to do enough for both. Is that sound reasoning young lawyer? I don't believe it is but we won't agree about it especially as it would be a one sided argument Timmie and you'd have to take anything I said in meek silence.

The world is wagging along towards Easter, but holidays will be short then, only Friday and Monday on account of the Conservatory of Music which won't give more. We'd like to knock Mr. Puddicombe's & Mr. Heins and the other musicians heads together. We might have another kind of music than that which emanates from the Conservatory window.

Did I tell you what a fine full school we have and such fine girls. Really some of them are splendid and so enterprising in the way of starting clubs and evenings, etc. We have a travel club and take up one of the countries in Europe each week and in their meeting they read papers about it and sing the National Anthem of the country to its music & one girl makes a colored drawing of the crest of the country & the flag & they tell its government & noted features etc. & they seem to thoroughly enjoy it. They have it just to themselves. No teacher has anything to do with it.

Well, I can't say there is any particular news. I've been out various places but no place in particular. Walking is beautiful now. Your artillery boots would be just the thing. If it is as bad in Toronto, you had better be careful and not get a cold.

I suppose your poor old head is about off with study. Won't we be glad when it is over. Never mind it won't be so very long now. Hoping you're keeping well, sonny.

With lots of love.


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