W8748 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from William Murray
Dec 11 1914
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten
From: 'Athol Bank' Hamilton
Dear Calvin McQuesten,
I'm sorry I was out this afternoon when you so kindly called with such good news from Buckingham.
I hope to see you ere you leave for your new and lofty field, to give you my bardic blessing. Meantime:-
The Bishop of Buckingham! Who can deny
The title sounds happy, majestic, and high?
And with a McLaren, with millions on hand.
A stipend to match it you aye can Command.
Now & yearly.
PS . Mrs. Fletcher was loud in praise of your last Sunday's Sermon in MacNab's . Sad was I to miss it.
1 William Murray was a well known Hamilton poet as well as a friend of the McQuestens. See W5990 and Jeff Seffinga's lecture, "The Bard of Athol," Box 14-095.