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W6555 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN FROM his sister Ruby.
Dec 2 1909
To: Calvin McQuesten Knox College Toronto Ontario
From: 'The Minnewaska' Gravenhurst Ontario


The "Minnewaska"
Gravenhurst, Dec. 2nd
Dear Cal,

I was very glad to rec. your letter and to hear the fine news of the 17th. I pray a new boy could whole and I'll be [?] glad to see you. Also your bravery rests about nothing & [?] days get anything for your Hebrew school at Knox, & you'll. I who Love in letters,1 unless I am saying nice things to you for at'n at Xmas. I think your remark was very right, to [?] updated. I feel like I ask much, treated you wrong & you're not to find money. That is a sentence inset. If you have the favor of money, cannot a volume of Commands watch of favor to us? I'd like that. Must be the names of a couple of books I spoke of I'm sure there are lots of good old questions if we read day. [?] were here [??] I love to see but I won't Lament till you come next time. I over heard that Santa comes in Yule Times. I'm glad I'm still having twin or in [?] to hand.

With much love
Your Affec't Sister, Ruby

Canada Post Card
The Address Must be Written on This Side
To Calvin McQuesten, Esq., B.D.
Knox College,
Toronto, Ont.


1 This comment reflects on Ruby's relationships with her family members. For the last ten years of her life she knew them mostly through letters, but despite the distance they never lost their strong family connection. Ruby;s words recall Hamlet's who states that he must "unpack my heart with words." (Hamlet scene ii).




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