W-MCP2-4.069 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his sister Ruby
Feb 2 1905
To: Thomas B. McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St. Toronto, Ontario
From: Ottawa Ladies' College
My dear Tim [Tom],
Have just come in & found my cheque reposing on the dressing table so must run out and send some off to you.1 On Monday evening was out to a snow-shoeing party & met a Mr. Mackleheney who asked me if I was any relation to T.B. McQuesten in Toronto & seemed much interested to think I was the sister of that illustrious youth. It was a late affair & I had enough to last for season.
Last night we had a good meeting of F. N. on Geology & the coal regions of the world & Canada in particular. We had views which made it very interesting. We are busy now at reports--in fact I came in to settle down to them but [possible page missing] if you're like I've been you'll be wanting some spans[?].
Give my love to Cal--tell him I'll write him soon. This is really not a letter but you'll have one someday soon.
By the way--would you mind out of the money getting some tooth brushes from the Williams in Toronto. You might get three for the dollar--one for yourself & one for Cal & send me on the other. I'm swallowing bristles & they are not awfully nice.2 Take good care of yourself & be a good boy.
With much love,
1 Ruby is sending money regularly to Tom for his school fees. It is interesting to note here that there appears to be some urgency in this matter. It is possible that his fees are due at the first of the month.
2 In letter W-MCP2-4.055 dated March 10, 1905 Ruby notes having received the toothbrush.