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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.

Your Brother,


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

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