W-MCP3-5.023 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Mar 29 1904 Tuesday
To: Thomas McQuesten 41 Isabella St., Toronto, Ontario
My dear dear boy,
Just a line to say that as you did not mention in your letter that you had an examination to write on, I wondered if you saw that. I did in the News [?] [?] that the students' standing in their universities here was to be sufficient. I thought this would be such a relief to your mind not to have to get up the work. Mrs. Dr. Rose, Methodist minister's wife told Mrs. Fletcher that it lay between her son and another at McGill. Dr. Peterson had told this, and that Sir W. Macdonald had said, as they were so close, he would make it up to the one who lost, that Dr. Peterson had been preparing these two by special lessons. It sounds very peculiar. I shall certainly not say anything to any one, for I do not like that sort of thing. It must be very hard for you to study with such a strain and uncertainty, but we hope you will be helped through with it all1. With much love, dearie.
Your loving mother
1 Mary is referring to Tom's bid for the Rhodes Scholarship, see W5199.