W4506 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 16 1901
In care of (c/o)
To: Calvin McQuesten Copp Clark Publishing Co.
My dearest Calvin,
It was most encouraging to hear that your work was being appreciated and I feel truly thankful for I am sure you have worked hard.1 As to your trip, that must not be given up and at the beginning of August I will give you $10.00 towards it, for you know it is absolutely necessary that you have fresh air and recreation, that you may be fitted for your work. As to the place, will see Mr. Murray about Port Carling, he always favours it and stays at a quiet place, so will find out later. It seems a pity to go to same place again, except that you know the Blacks. Have no news, it is very warm and I am anything but brilliant. Will $10.00 be sufficient? You know I said I would help pay for books. Hope my present reached all right; have heard nothing. With much love.
1 Calvin suffered poor mental health, was susceptible to stress and possibly suffered from bipolar disorder (see W5317, Box 14-001n). As a result, his mother often worried about him. See W4415n for more on Calvin's work at the Copp Clark Publishing Company.