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W4981 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Ruby
Jun 12 1903
To: [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN c/o Montreal Herald, Montreal, Quebec
From: Ottawa Ladies' College

My dear old Cal,

The Mither has told me of your expected trip to the old McQuesten country. It is fine to think of one member of the family getting down to see our relatives. I hope you'll have a good time. By the way I wasn't sure of your address from the last letter so have to send your letters to your office, so there is really no news particularly and am about to get this off by post to tonight. So excuse scribble. With much love, my dear old brother.

With much love.

Your loving sister,


[P.S.] Tell me in your next letter and I'll send it to your flat. I was at the Robinsons for tea last Sunday night and they told me Burnside had said your room was tidy for once.

Isn't it fine that Tom has done so well and got his scholarship.1 Really it has cheered us all up.

By the way, don't be stuck up if I send you a little money. I have plenty to spare and Tom didn't need any and here I don't know what to do with my 'mon.' So you may as well take some to take you on your trip. 2

1 Tom won the Alexander Mackenzie Scholarship for Political Science in 1903. It brought a small cash prize.

2 Ruby is able to send some money to Cal because "Tom didn't need any." Ruby had been sending most of her money to Tom for his education at university. His small cash scholarship helped him through this period.

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