W-MCP2-4.040 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN, ESQ, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Feb 12 1907
To: Thomas Baker McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario
My dearest Tom:
To-day Mr. Chisholm told me that "The Business Men's Club" has now become incorporated and is discussing our house-buying it. This afternoon, Blachford came in to look at rooms and report to a committee meeting this afternoon. We have put the price at $20,000, but I have not finally said I would sell it. What do you think? Shall I take it or wait a little longer. Mr. C. of course, thinks the value might rise and of course, we could hang on a little longer. But the trouble is of course, repairs are needing and with the Central Church gone one does not know what may come here. So I want you both to say from a business standpoint what you think best for me to do. We have to leave out sentiment, you see the neighbourhood is deteriorating so that if one had the money one would hardly like to put it in repairs. It would take a large sum to make it really convenient to live in and then we could not stay in the neighbourhood with any comfort. The garden fences are ready to tumble and if we sold off that part, it would be doubtful if we could live here. In haste.
Your loving Mother
M. B. McQuesten