W4933 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his brother Thomas B. McQuesten
Apr 30 1903
To: [Rev.] Calvin McQuesten Montreal, Quebec
From: 41 MacMillan St. Toronto, Ontario
My dear Cal,
I wish you very many, very happy returns of the day. Unfortunately that is as far as my sympathy can go. Perhaps next year I will be in better condition. I don't know whether mamma told you or not but I got the bus. of Managership of Varsity for next year. It will be something--two hundred so that will help some, altho' there is a good deal of work in connection with it.1
I saw Mr. Lawandes the other day and he wished to be remembered to you. Poor old chap he has got a jolly good job now under the government but it only lasts during the session and then I suppose he will be out again unless he can get a job in the News, Proof reading.
Just now I am working 12 hours a day and my exams begin the day after to-morrow on the second.
This summer I have completed arrangements to go up the Ottawa lumbering. It is good healthy out of doors work and altho' the pay is not particularly good I think the experience will be worth it. I get $20 probably a month and my board. Probably I will leave around the first of June and be back about the first of September as I will have several weeks work collecting advertisement and finishing the business of the paper.2
Well must close. Hope you are taking good care of yourself and not working hare.
1 Tom had the job of manager of Varsity at University of Toronto for 1903-1904 (Minnes 5). See W-MCP3-5.015 when the professors take over the management of Varsity, so Tom had it for only one term.
2 Tom had the job of lumbering (sorting logs) on the Ottawa River for the summer of 1903, 1904, and in the Fall of 1905, see W-MCP2-4.57. He told Calvin not to tell their mother about the dangerous work he was doing. See W4977