W9861c TO MATT BROMAN from his associate T.B. McQuesten
Feb 22 1936
To: Matt Broman
From: T.B. McQuesten
[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]
Office of the Minister of Highways
Toronto, February 22, 1936.
Memorandum for Mr. Matthew Broman:1, 2
I am enclosing a clipping from the Globe with regard to the devlopment of certain species of European Walnuts. I am also enclosing copy of my letter to Mr. Corsan. This man had an exhibition at the Winter Fair. I understand this special nut is very well adapted to this climate. I shall let you know when I hear from him. In the meantime I think we should plant a lot of various cut trees and adopt some area on the parklands especially for this purpose. Most of them like fairly moist land. There may be places in the Glen or different spots along the river edge at the low level where this planting could be done, and I think it should be done, but in addition to this we should have a well defined area to which we can take people where all this planting is gathered together. In the meantime this winter you can get plenty of our native nuts and figure on planting them in the spring in the nursery. You will know whether they should be transplanted when they are very small or later.
1 Matt Broman worked very closely with Thomas B. McQuesten on many of his projects in Hamilton and in Niagara. There is a plaque commemorating Matt Broman's work at the RBG near the Thomas B. McQuesten High Level Bridge. There is also a small lookout park named after him on the brow overlooking King's Forest Park in Hamilton. The series of letters beginning with "986" are all Broman's.
For more information on T.B. McQuesten see his biography.
2 This document was originally numbered 986.1.003 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.