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W5337 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 20 1905
To: Calvin McQuesten, Lakeside, Ohio [by Calendar] 1
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton, Ontario

My dear dear boy

Was very glad to hear of your safe arrival and that you enjoyed the trip. We have heard the very sultry weather and a great thunderstorm yesterday. Will inquire to-day as to Muskoka time-table. It is very provoking but Ruby writes that they cannot get the boat from Kingston on Monday morning, so she will not be up till Wednesday morning, so that you will just miss each other, unless you can take Wednesday. Mr Watson said it was all nonsense about people not wishing to hear a student. Mrs. McMurrich had just been wondering if Mrs. Campbell wished to have the service otherwise they would, they always do have service of some kind, if no one else Mr. M. takes it, so she is writing Ms. M. who will write to you & Gregory. If there is anything reported in which your name is mentioned send a paper to Mr. Buchanan at Pittsburg. I am sending him with your honours. Excuse a bad pen. By the summer time-table the train leaves here Muskoka at 10:25 a.m.. Then two trains leave for Toronto one at 10:45 a.m. and another at 11:0 a.m.. I think the first one is one that leaves Buffalo and passes through here on C.P.R. at 9:50 a.m. Have written Hilda to send you over a ticket for Muskoka Line. Have got your parcel ready to send down by Tom, but will keep it here now. With much love.

Your mother

1 "Lakeside, Ohio" is written on the letter in Mary Farmer's hand, she may have had the envelope, but it has not been reproduced on the microfice. There is also a Lakeside in Ontario near London.

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