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W4956 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
May 20 1903 Wednesday
To: Calvin McQuesten Montreal, Quebec
From: 'Whitehern'

My dear Cal,

We are sending you some lilies and I am sending them to "the Flat" because I thought you would prefer that, and perhaps you might have time to run up and put them in water. You may, I thought, give some to Mrs. Lordly with my Compliments. We have been tearing madly at the house cleaning, and have got on well. We are sorry the lilies are so small, please explain that the dry weather has made them miserably small and few on the stems but they are sweet. Mrs. Whittemore and Reggie are here till Friday. Hope nothing prevents you coming. Extremly warm.

With best love

Your mother

P.S. Send card if you can which way you come. Friday. Just received your letter. In the hurry you did not notice I think what I said about the book-stand, you are most welcome to it, but it is an abominably awkward piece of furniture and I wondered if you could afford to buy a shelf or two of the Globe Werniche Elastic Bookcases. Am sending a catalogue. They are easy to move and can be added to as you want. In haste, if you still desire the book-stand will send it as soon as I hear from you.

Yours with love

M.B. McQuesten




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