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W4969 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 4 1903
To: Calvin McQuesten Montreal, Quebec
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest boy,

We have not heard yet, if you were devoured of "the Wolf"; but trust you escaped without severe injury. We are just expecting a visit from Dr. Munro Gibson. Gordon Gibson called this morning to inquire, if it would be convenient for him to call about noon. Mrs. Fletcher is asked to a luncheon there to-day, but I am not honoured. I do not know if I should expect it, for I have treated Mrs. G. [Gibson] with very marked coolness. Dr. F. [Fletcher] & Mr. Colin [Fletcher] got off Tuesday, Mrs. Colin regretted much not seeing you. We saw Mrs. Thomson, Laura & Joe off last evening. Mrs. T. [Thomson] wished she could have seen you again. They sail from New York to-day by the Manitou. I enjoyed having Dr. Gibson last night very much, he made the educational Bill very clear. I do not remember whether he explained it to you in Montreal or not. I am writing down what I can remember for future use.

Heard from Ruby yesterday, she took a holiday and enjoyed Tom's visit very much. I have not yet heard from him. Hilda has gone off with Emily Colquhoun to Stoney Creek for the day which will give her a rest. On Tuesday night there were six fires in the city all incendiaries, whether the circus was the cause, do not know. One was right opposite Mrs. Mullin and gave her a fright and one completely burned out Banbury's office, just a door or two north of Mr. Chisholm's. Saw Mr. Gregory last night, he had come down to hear Munro G.[Grant?].

Mr G. has just gone, he wanted to look at all the rooms and seemed quite pleased and wished to be remembered to you, he had enjoyed meeting you. He is a funny, jolly little man. When I spoke of Uncle Calvin he said he had quite forgotten him for he saw very little of him and was only here three months. Mr. Begue was in last night and said he was his teacher in mathematics in Dundas. Well, dear, must close. Be good to yourself.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten




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