W-MCP7-1.111 TO MISS YORSTEN FROM FRED FLATMAN
Nov 23 1946
To: Jessie Yorston.
From: 1113 St. Lawrence Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario.
1113 St. Laurence Ave
Niagara Falls Ont
Nov 23rd '46
Dear Miss Yorsten,
It was certainly not necessary for you to use the "if". Just send or bring the rail along when next you are in the Falls and it shall be attended to forthwith: that is if its ultimate form suggests itself from its pattern. Otherwise I should have to see your desk.1
If you call just leave it at the house with Mrs. Duncan and I will bring it up when I come at Christmas or if you like take it over to Mr. Kaumeyer's office for you.
If and when I make the trip at weekends your office is closed, give my very kind regards to T.B. and tell him I am doing alright at the moment for an oldster. I hope he is also, and accept the same yourself but not the oldster part.
Yours very sincerely,
F.J.F [Fred Flatman]
1 Fred Flatman communicated earlier with Thomas McQuesten regarding the design of a banner holder, W-MCP7-1.017.
We might add here a note about the lifesize iron flowers that grace the top of the garden wall at the back of the garden: holly-hocks, sunflower, and?
They were made by Fred Flatman, the same iron-worker craftsman who made the Hendrie Gates at the RBG, and the Navy Hall Gates at Niagara.
Box 14-126 states:
"The wrought iron flowers set into the stone wall continued to decorate the gardens all year round. Fred Flatman, a local craftsman, had continued the garden's ornamental theme when he fashioned these unique objects of folk art without the use of a mould; instead he worked the metal with anvil and hammer, creating each leaf in a unique and totally distinct way."
See also: Box 14-126; Box 14-110; W-MCP7-1.111; W-MCP7-1.017; W-MCP7-1.145.