W2343 TO MRS. REV. THOMAS BAKER from future son-in-law, Isaac Baldwin McQuesten
Mar 12 1873
To: Mrs. Rev. Thomas Baker Toronto, Ontario
From: Hamilton, Ontario
Dear Mrs. Baker,
I sent by express today a barrel of apples, and trust you may receive them in good order. I shall never forget all your & Mr. Baker's kindnesses to me, and need not assure you that all my Toronto visits are very, very pleasant, indeed. Some day I hope the matter may be reversed, and I be permitted to play the host to you. With kindest regards to Mr. Baker and yourself, and a young lady known as Miss Baker.1
Believe me, very sincerely yours
[Isaac Baldwin McQuesten]
1 "Miss Baker" is Mary-Jane Baker who married Isaac on June 18, 1873 and was thereafter known as Mary Baker McQuesten. Her parents were Rev. Thomas and his second wife Mary-Jane (McIlwaine) Baker. Mary was the only child produced by this union as her mother, who suffered from diabetes, was nearly forty years old when Mary was born. However, Rev. Thomas Baker had seven children from his first marriage to Sarah Baker, see W2953 and footnotes.
Other courtship letters from Isaac to Mary on this site at present are: W2259, W2336, W2337, W2339, W2343, W2344, W2351, W2361, W2364, W2368, W2377, W2380, W2392.