W-MCP6-1.419 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from [Dr.] H. Arnott
Aug 29 1910
To: Mary Baker McQuesten [Gravenhurst, Ontario]
From: 18 Ontario Ave., Hamilton, Ontario
Dear Mrs. McQuesten,
I am enclosing the letter I rec'd from my friend who spent so much time in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.1
N. or S. Carolina is only 24 hours from home but most days in winter you need fire. The air is very dry, no dust whatever and water as pure as rain water as there is no limestone in the soil through which it percolates.
The question of questions seems to me as to her ability to bear the long journey without harm.2 When I say no dust that refers to N. Carolina where we were. We had almost constant sunshine.
[Dr.] H. Arnott.
1 The letter mentioned here was not enclosed with this one but become separated, but it is likely W-MCP6-1.416 from A.G. Austin to a doctor with information that he says "may be of interest to your patient."
2 For more information on Ruby's illness, Consumption (tuberculosis), see W6135, and for Ruby's biographical sketch, click on "Family" on the Home Page, and then on her picture.