W8738 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Oct 18 1913
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge, Ontario
From: Hamilton, Ontario
My dearest Calvin,
Mary thanks for your kind letter which reached me before breakfast and for the basket, which I have put in the drawing room to give it a sweet scent. I think your anniversary collection quite good considering all things. Mrs. Wilson and I finished our tour to-day at Ancaster, and we have just seen her off by this evenings train to T. She is a delightful little woman and most interesting. Yesterday at Grimsby we were entertained to tea at the Manse. The new minister there is a Mr. Currie, a young Knox man, who knew you and had been up in Lambton County previously. He is quite short with large dark eyes. A very pleasant man with a nice wife and little boy. They have a beautiful Manse too & we had a very good meeting for the first time.
To-day the R.R. Commission has been sitting and Tom took them around in the City Auto with City Engineer and showed them the position of affairs; whether any good will result we know not, but at least Tom has done what he could. Mr. Currie knows Bracebridge and thinks it a hard field so if you make any thing at all of it, it will be the more to your credit.
Grimsby too had got greatly run down and he is just visiting and trying to draw people back. Well, I must close now, and write a line to the girls, each must hear the other's letter, because I must divide the news. With much love, Calvin dear.
Your loving mother
[P.S.] Forgot to tell that we came down from B. with Miss Everton, the nurse at the Minnewaska, who told us Mr. & Mrs. Chipman were back there, both very poorly with fever and he had hemorrhrages. Mr. Howell very low. Went up to Ancaster on Wednesday with Olive Harris. She said to tell you to write her when you got back here. She wanted you to come down over Sunday, has been wanting to have you. She felt a different person since her trip to the mountains. Olive was going to wedding in Brantford.