W-MCP3-5.041 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his sister Ruby
Nov 20 1902 [Postmark] Thursday
To: Thomas B. McQuesten 38 Alexander St., Toronto, Ontario
From: Ottawa Ladies' College
My dear Tim [Tom],
Just a note as I'm very busy getting ready expecting to go home to-morrow. A card from Mither just told me not to expect you at the station as you were invited to the Proudfoot's for the evening.
I was going to give you your money--at least a little when I saw you, but now I'll send it off in this letter. We only, of course, got our one term's salary and I had boots and rubbers and my ticket & drug bill and art bill and numerous other wicked little bills so that I can't spare a bit more than a paltry $7--but I'll report at home and they'll have to come to your aid. We had so hoped to be paid up till Xmas & had sent in a petition that if they deduct a half term's salary they would give us the amount up to Xmas & take it--a little each time--from our payments to after Xmas. I'm just hoping that they'll let us have our salary--it means so much, $34 & it seems as if some of the rich people on the Board could afford it better--and it isn't our fault. However the Board have put up with a good deal already I fancy.
Well must run out for I have an hundred and one things to finish. Thankful to say I looked up books and got my paper on Moravians satisfactorily finished all in one day & the day before I sat up till three and finished my other essays so I'll not worry the family with my writings.
Well dear old boy, Good-Bye.
With much love.
P.S. I'll find out if your order can't be made out for a branch post & if it comes otherwise, you'll know I couldn't. This is a postal note so can be cashed at any branch post.
1 This letter clearly expresses that Ruby is responsible for sending money to Tom and if for some reason she cannot do so, then the family must somehow come to his aid.