Advanced Search 

Home - introductions to the site
Search - a searchable database of letters/essays/etc.
Genealogy - short biographical information of each family member
Photographs - various images pertaining to the McQuesten family
Thesis - essays on the McQuestens and lifewriting by Mary Anderson
Timelines - a chronological list of events in the McQuesten family and corresponding historical events

Search Results

[Written at top] H. is posting stockings. Men went up by ladder to Tom's room, saved our stairs.

W7068 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 29 1929
To: Calvin McQuesten Gaspe Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

My dear Calvin,

Your letter came this morning and mine must have reached you shortly after. In it I explained having to wait for your exact address. Very glad to know you were feeling so well and found pleasant people, a few really companionable people make things more enjoyable than a crowd. It is very interesting about the Highway. We have had extremely warm weather. On Wed. night had a great thunderstorm with torrents of rain too wet to cut grass on Thursday morning, but Archie did some clipping and weeding, cleared out grass out of front beds. They are looking fine zinnias, petunias & cannas quite fine. He cultivated corn. Our own tomatoes are beginning and are very nice, not sour. The work in house does not trouble me at all, the worst part is over. Think I mentioned the 23 in wall.

Sat. was a terrible day of heat and night very bad, but last night Sunday, we had thunderstorm with torrents of raining lasting some time, for which we are thankful. Alice as usual meandering at midnight went into cellar for some oil she takes, saw a mouse jump out of basket fell and broke her wrist. Tom as he went to fasten back door heard her coming up crying for Miss H. who was asleep. Mary went down, phoned Norman, who came over and put arm in a splint. Next morning he came for her, took her to hospital for X Ray. Mary went too and they landed her finally at Mt. Hospital, where she still reposes, and will remain I suppose till she goes home for holiday. I am so tired of her, that I can scarcely sympathize which is very wrong I suppose. Norman told me on the phone, he saw her yesterday and she talks of writing to her aunt and asking her to come to Dunnville and keep house for her. I only hope aunt will do it. The rest may do her good, must close now with much love from all.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

Home | Search | Thesis | Family | Timelines
Photographs | Whitehern | Sitemap | Credits

Copyright 2002 Whitehern Historic House and Garden
The development of this website was directed by Mary Anderson, Ph.D. and Janelle Baldwin, M.A.
Please direct questions and comments to Mary Anderson, Ph.D.

Hamilton Public Library This site was created in partnership with and is hosted by the Hamilton Public Library. Canada's Digital Collections This digital collection was produced with financial assistance from Canada's Digital Collections initiative, Industry Canada.