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W-MCP2-4.071 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN, ESQ., L.L.B. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 12 1908
To: Thomas McQuesten 41 Isabella St., Toronto, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest boy,

I am feeling quite proud of having two sons graduates of Toronto University, although it seemed rather hard on Poor Cal. to be graduating the same year as Norman Lyle. We have just received enclosed letter and of course am much displeased with those greedies who left Cal. only two out of all the biscuits. You will notice the heading of Cal.'s letter, quite pretentious1. Isn't the weather beautiful? Such fine nights for sleeping!

Edna and I were nearly going to Oakville, but as usual procrastinated. John is cutting the hedge and has got the hedge into good shape. The yellow roses are sweet and the syringa, but the other roses are only just in bud. In the back garden the spider lilies are most beautiful, do you remember them, a rich blue, a great cluster of them close to the sweet yellow lilies and the ferns are really lovely. We have no news at all just going on as usual. With much love.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten


1 The heading of Cal.'s letter to his mother is: "The Manse, Glenhurst" (W-MCP2-4.072) June 2, 1908.




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