W-MCP2-4.035 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN, ESQ, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Dec 7 1906
To: Thomas Baker McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario
My dearest boy,
After I left you yesterday I went up to Mrs. MacKay's had lunch and heard the gossip. Mrs. M. told me Bessie Macdonald was to have been married Monday but invitations had not come, but it was not to be a church wedding. But Maggie said Mr. Clark had been up and said to buy no presents until they heard again. Something had gone wrong, Jack Macdonald was furious at the idea of his sister taking the man. He had been engaged to Miss Nordhimmer and it had been broken off, though Miss N. had "felt horribly." But whatever her father had heard about him in the old country he had reassured Mr. Clark. Mrs. M. quite taken up with the idea of going to the wedding and what she would wear poor thing. Just a child now. I had scarcely time to reach the boat, but at any rate had decided it would be wrong to rush anything, though I sorely begrudged the money for fare.
I forgot to tell you that Ken Trigge is married. I told you of seeing him with a lady. He telephoned Miss Buchanan if he might bring his wife up, so she invited them to lunch. She is French Can. speaks broken English and Miss B. was not sure but had an idea she was a Catholic. This afternoon I have to speak for St. Paul's ladies so must close. It is bitterly cold, you must wear your big coat, you have got another cough and I do not like it at all. Perhaps you did not put on your flannels, but do be careful. With fondest love.
[P.S.] [first line illegible] he says it is best to keep [?] & [?]. Forgot to say [??] Dr. Capon tooth brushes, get yourself a couple & I will send you the money.