W7558 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from F. W. Anderson
Sep 25 1905
To: Calvin McQuesten 'Whitehern,' Hamilton, Ontario
From: 246 Kennedy St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
My Dear Calvin:
I was delighted to have your letter of 25th just which reached me to-day, and I thank you most sincerely on behalf of Mrs. Anderson and myself for your kind wishes. I was glad to read your letter to my wife, and am pleased to assure you that she remembers you well. Your letter, however, had a story to tell of your ill health which I was very sorry to read. I trust a little rest will soon build you up again. If you want something to brace you up I think this western air is pretty good. There is lots of "Ozone" in it, and you don't need any of the liquified quality so widely advertised in the east. As to your suggestions regarding Home Mission Work, I hardly know how to advise you. I am glad, however, that you have determined on your present plan. Doubtless you will be able to judge better at the end of a year what is best to do there.
I think you might feel quite free in asking to be sent to any part for which you had a decided preference and I see no reason why the West should not be a desirable part; but I must warn you that the men have to "rough it" a good deal out here, especially in the Winter time. I fear, too, that most of the Western fields have been supplied before this, as the Synodical H. M. Committee was meeting here most of last week and their work has only to be ratified by the Executive in Toronto at its October meeting. I am sure Dr. Warden will do what he can for you, and it might be well to get into touch with the member of the Comm. from Hamilton, or with some one else who knows you well.
I am glad to say I am continuing to enjoy my work out here, and Mrs. Anderson is quite in love with her surroundings too. We both hope we may see you on your way West, if it is decided that you come out here. If not, we may see you in the East before very long.
Very sincerely yours.
F. W. Anderson